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Finance Manager - Lusaka - Lusaka, Zambia

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #8760
Job Location Lusaka, Zambia
Company Type Micro-Finance
Job Role Finance Manager - Lusaka
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary US$ Negotiable Depending on Candidate

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Lusaka, Zambia
Gender Not Specified
Nationality Zambian National or Resident

Job Description

  • Job Status: Closed

Our Client, a Micro-finance start up is looking for a Finance Manager to join their team.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not subject to:
Planning and budgeting
Establish a functional Balanced Scorecard focused on the implementation, measuring and management of the functional strategy
Preparation of Annual budget in coordination with other department heads’ budgets and forecasting and in consultation with the companies' Head of Finance
Conduct analysis of performance against budgets and reporting on variances against budgets and against forecasts; period performance against prior period performance and budgets.
Financial Operations
Monitor and report on revenue and expenditures in line with approved budgets and business performance and manage daily cash flows
Identifying and present opportunities for cost reduction and implement
Ensure accuracy of journals and related posting into the financial system and liaise with the companies' Head of Finance accordingly
Ensure timely remittance of related statutory deductions such as but not limited to PAYE, NAPSA, etc.
Ensure preparation and submission of accurate regulatory and statutory returns.
Coordinate audits and tax consultants to ensure smooth closure of audit issues
Oversee the preparation of annual Financial Statements to ensure compliance with IFRS standards.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual performance reports.
Prepare and submit monthly management accounts and ensure timeliness, completeness, accuracy and integrity of the reports.
Prepare and submit ad hoc written and oral reports on financial issues that impact the company
Implementation of sound financial controls
Manage the implementation of sound financial policies procedures, and controls aligned to the companies' policy
Implement risk management and compliance policies in area of responsibility to identify and manage risk exposure liability.
Implement and manage financial risk methodologies, techniques and systems and use to monitor and report on financial activities.
Liaise with Head of Finance, the company, re procurement

Key Skills
Analytical and problem solving skills
Leadership ability and working well in a team environment
The ability to use initiative, including judgement and problem solving skills
Demonstrable experience of working in a management accounting or financial management role
Attention to detail and numeracy proficiency
Strong analytical skills
The ability to work to deadlines, prioritise and adapt a flexible approach to meet the needs of the business
Assertiveness, possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self-reliant and ability to work independently
Advanced Microsoft Office skills
Ability to work under pressure and plan adequately

  • Job Role: Finance Manager - Lusaka
  • Industry: Accountancy / Finance
  • Salary: US$ Negotiable Depending on Candidate

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
B. Comm Accounting degree or related financial area of study
Chartered accountant with articles will be an advantage
8 years post qualification experience, of which 3 should be in a senior role in a financial institution
In depth understand of International Financial Report Standards
An in-depth grasp of Taxation regulations and Insurance regulatory requirements in Zambia

Additional Requirements


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