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Cost Accountant

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Yalelo is seeking a qualified accountant to join Zambia’s leading aquaculture company as a Cost Accountant based at our Production site in Siavonga.

This role is focused on cost of sale management.

The right fit candidate will perform the following duties:

Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of raw materials consumed in production on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, ensuring that both quantity and unit costs are accurately posted in Sage.

Ensure that the correct quantity of General Inventory consumed is accurately recorded in Sage.

Provide reconciliations between key control accounts and subledgers for General Inventory and Finished Goods, among others.

Generate variance analysis reports comparing planned versus actual activity rates and standard prices on a monthly basis, and investigate any variances, including operational overheads for the Division.

Conduct assigned stock takes monthly, as well as weekly and random spot checks across the Production division.

Serve as the liaison between Aller Aqua and Yalelo regarding all raw materials deliveries.

Update the monthly Cost of Sale file, providing the Management Accountant with weekly updates on closed cages and consumption files.

Provide the Management Accountant with cut-offs between feeding cycles and review the weekly build-up of the file.

Act as the liaison between the operations team and IT to ensure that changes made in the cage structures and feeding platforms are accurately reflected in all systems.

Troubleshoot any bottlenecks in data generation and communicate with the ERP provider to resolve these issues promptly.

Qualification & Work Experience

CIMA, ACCA or ZICA qualified

Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills

Minimum two years experience in financial business analysis

Experience working with SAGE ERP required

Must be a member of CIMA, ACCA or ZICA

Application deadline
3 May 15:00
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Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. The company implements a scalable solution to ease the pressure on Zambia’s wild-capture fisheries sector. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is now a leading fisheries firm in Zambia and among the largest aquaculture firms in Africa. This company breeds and grows its tilapia on the shores of Lake Kariba and sells nation-wide. Yalelo’s pristine water locally produced non-GMO fish feed and a robust cold-chain result in product quality and affordability that are transforming customer experience.