Assistant Accountant – Financial

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) a body corporate and responsible for regulation of public procurement in Zambia invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment into ZPPA’s establishment for the following position:

A. JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT- FINANCIAL, ZPPA 05 (1 POSITION)

PURPOSE

To undertake financial accounting functions and reporting which include monitoring of day-to-day transactions, reconciliation of accounts and preparation of financial reports.

STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES

2.1 Recording of all financial information, receipting of income and timely banking of funds;

2.2 Ensure ledgers are correct with the information recorded;

2.3 Preparation of monthly cashbooks and bank reconciliation;

2.4 Preparation and reconciliation of payroll and generating payroll related payments including statutory obligations and submission of statutory returns;

2.5 Assist in the preparation of income and expenditure statements and the monthly Trial Balance;

2.6 Assist in the preparation of income and expenditure statements;

2.7 Management of imprest and petty cash; and

2.8 Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

3.0 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Education: Full Grade 12 Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better including English and Mathematics.

Vocational or Professional Requirements: Candidates should have any of the following;

Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy or Finance; or

Full Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); or

Full Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); or

ZICA Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification.

Relevant Post Qualification Experience: Minimum two (2) years’ experience in financial accounting.

4.0 OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

Good computation, arithmetic, critical thinking, analytical, leadership, commercial awareness and interpersonal skills.

Good writing and oral communication skills.

Must be a member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) with a Membership Certificate and a paid-up member for 2023.

5.0 TENURE

The position of the Assistant Accountant – Financial is on permanent and pensionable employment.

Download the Profile Summary Form for the position of Assistant Accountant – Financial HERE.

G. APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should comprise an application letter and curriculum vitae.

Certified copies of bachelor’s degree Certificate, Diploma Certificate, Grade twelve (12) Certificate and any other relevant certificates.

Applications should be addressed to the:

Director General

Zambia Public Procurement Authority

Stand No. Sub J-11790

Procurement House

Off Alick Nkhata Road, Longacres

P.O Box 31009

LUSAKA

Method of Application

Candidates MUST download and fill in the Profile Summary Form placed on the website and email it together with the application letter and other documents to Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line and sign-off the application letter for employment. The size of your attachments should not exceed 10 Megabyte. Only applications sent via email will be considered.

Please note that filling in the Profile Summary Form is mandatory and the same, as mentioned in item G (iv) above, should be sent with other documents to jobs@zppa.org.zm in Microsoft Word format and not Portable Document format (PDF).

H. CLOSING DATE The closing date for receipt of applications will be Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023 at 17:00 hours and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
3 Oct 15:00