Chief Accountant – Zambia Bata Shoe Company

1 week ago

Job Description

Company Description

Bata Shoe Company (Zambia) Plc. has been dedicated to meeting its customers’ needs since its inception. The company strives to build a worldwide family of satisfied customers and dedicated workers, keeping the legacy of Tomas Bata strong.

Bata Zambia is looking to recruit a Chief Accountant to join the Finance team based in Lusaka.

Role Description

  1. Understanding and testing internal controls, providing recommendations on improvements, ensuring that the processes and systems governing internal controls are robust enough for risk identification and mitigation.
  2. Periodically review financial controls and systems improving controls and systems where required.
  3. Perform internal control activities to ensure compliance and effectiveness of the organisation’s systems and internal controls.
    Assist control owners in drafting and updating procedures with review notes.
  4. Conduct independent and objective ad-hoc missions including investigations.
  5. Participate in various stock counts and verification exercises, conduct spot checks on various operations in the business.
  6. Ensure compliance to all group reporting deadlines and reviews
    Oversee the month end close process and review the month end close pack for completeness and accuracy prior to submission to the Finance Director.
  7. Preparing reports for management that analyze trends and performance over time for strategic decisions.
  8. Key reports include;
    • Monthly Management Reports
    • Departmental performance Statements
    • Store profitability Analysis
    • Production performance Report
  9. Prepare monthly payroll and total company reconciliation.
  10. Oversee payroll data entry function and all other payroll functions.
  11. Assist in daily cash management functions including online banking, electronic funds transfer, check balances.
  12. In charge of Treasury and Cash-Flow and review Bank and cash reconciliation.
  13. Ensure sufficient documentation is in place for all finance functions.
  14. Any other Duties allocated by the Manager.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  1. Full ACCA, CIMA, ZICA
  2. 4 years’ work experience (minimum of 2 years in Relevant role)
  3. Previous experience in using accounting software
  4. Excellent Written and verbal skills
  5. Highly organized and detail oriented
  6. Strong analytical skills
  7. Exceptional problem solving skills
  8. Passionate about Accounting

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