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A fast-growing ICT service provider, based in Lilongwe is currently recruiting an Accountant who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, as well as providing valuable decision support to senior management.

 

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of financial, administrative and procurement policies in Malawi and demonstrate a high degree of integrity, transparency and honesty in all aspects of their conduct.


POSITION DESCRIPTION



Job Title:
 Accountant



Reports to:
 Finance Director


Location:
 Lilongwe, Malawi



Key Responsibilities and Tasks


A. Accounting

  • Manage all accounting transactions, including journal entries, accruals and key account reconciliations
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings and ensure integrity of all balances
  • Tracking and forecasting cash flows and flag any anomalies to senior management
  • Ensure timely and accurate payments to suppliers.
  • Track advances and all financial transactions with employees, contractors and vendors
  • Provide concise and timely financial reports that give senior management a clear picture of financial position.
  • Provide tax planning services with reference to current legislation
  • Ensure annual financial statements are prepared accurately and in good time.
  • Coordinate external audit in consultation with the finance director
  • Ensure payroll is prepared and executed in a timely manner each month.
  • Remit tax deducted from staff salaries and withholding tax from consultants in accordance with the local laws; prepare, as needed, tax returns within statutory deadlines
  • Compute all corporate taxes, prepare and submit tax returns


B. Planning & Analysis

  • Compiling and presenting reports, budgets, business plans, forecasts and commentaries
  • Analyzing business performance Vs plans and identifying variance drivers
  • Monitoring performance of individual business units and analyzing trends
  • Providing senior management with both routine and ad hoc information on key business indicators


C. Controlling

  • Maintain transparent financial and reporting procedures and effective operation of financial controls.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are made in compliance with corporate policies and procedures
  • Ensure financial data confidentiality and maintain adequate records of financial transactions that meet the requirements of the tax authority and external auditors
  • Promote overall financial awareness by conducting in-house training on controls, compliance and accountability
  • Assist the Finance Director in the preparation & maintenance of effective financial tracking systems


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in a similar accounting position with a verifiable record of integrity
  • Good working knowledge of Malawi tax regulations and procedures
  • Ability to plan & organize work independently in order to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data, identify/resolve errors, prepare and defend their reports
  • Fluent in English and Chichewa, both written and spoken; excellent written and oral communication skills


Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • A qualified accountant (or finalist)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Good working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software is preferable



How to apply

Interested candidates are kindly invited to send their application with an updated CV, which must include names, mobile number and email addresses of two traceable professional referees through email:


Email: contactus@entrefina.com 


indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line.


Closing date for receiving of applications is 23rd August, 2021


Skills Required


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Job Detail

  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    24 Aug, 2021

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