Accountant - 1

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The Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply seeks to employ suitable, highly motivated and goal oriented professionals to fill the following vacancies:


This is a senior position reporting to the Executive Director.

To develop and implement financial policies and strategies.

To ensure proper maintenance of financial records.

To provide timely and accurate financial information for management decision making.

To ensure compliance with the applicable financial guidelines, financial management processes, applicable laws and statutes.

Develop and recommend to the Executive Director appropriate Systems, Controls Policy, procedures and strategy for the Finance Department and the Institute as whole.

Develop budget guidelines, coordinate the budgeting process and consolidate the departmental budgets as well as budget control.

Prepare Financial Statements and Annual Reports.

Coordinate internal and external financial audits.

Prepare routine and ad-hoc Management Reports to track Corporate Performance and recommendations for improvement to meet set objectives.

Develop and implement cost containment strategies.

Manage scarce financial resource distribution and utilization according to the Institute priorities and competing needs to support all Institute operations efficiently and effectively.

Appraise Institute investment plans and proposals to ascertain the financial implications and viability, advising Management accordingly.

Supervise staff in the Department involved in maintaining books of accounts to ensure data accuracy and integrity

Maintain accurate and up to-date accounts payable and accounting inventory records.

Maintain accurate and up to-date bank account records.

Plan for and pay suppliers, payroll, taxes and other statutory obligations on time.

Administration of the accounting package and interphases.


Grade 12 Certificate

Degree in Accounting or ACCA/ CIMA/ CA


Five (5) years working experience in a senior management position

Depth of knowledge to manage and direct the following areas: Finance and Accounting, Project Management, Taxation, Risk Management and local business regulations.

Depth of knowledge in International Financial Reporting Standards

Fluent written and spoken English

Personal Attributes

Strong personality and character, a team player with tact and diplomacy as well as integrity to effectively perform the role

ICT skills and capacity building skills are critical

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send their applications with supporting documentation to:

The Executive Director,

Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply,

Chainama Road, Olympia,

PO Box 31162,


Application deadline
21 Dec 22:00
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