Accountant

at Ipsos Zambia
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Date Posted 25 January 2022
Category Accountancy
Job Type FULL TIME

Description

INTEGRITY | CURIOSITY| COLLABORATION | CLIENT FIRST |ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Ipsos is a world-leading research company operating in more than 85 countries. It has revenues in excess of £1Bn and employs over 16,000 staff worldwide. Ipsos provides research services and strategic insights to the world’s largest corporations and many public sector organizations.
At Ipsos we are passionately curious about people, markets, brands and society. We make our changing world easier and faster to navigate and inspire clients to make smarter decisions. We deliver with security, simplicity, speed and substance. We are Game Changers.

Job Purpose

General accounting including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and account and bank reconciliations. Assisting with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the Chief Finance Officer in carrying out the responsibilities of the Finance department.

Essential Responsibilities and deliverables

  • Payment of all statutory taxes and duties in time e.g. VAT, Income Tax, PAYE, Provisional Tax, NHIMA, NAPSA and any other W/Holding Tax.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet schedules and ensure that they are presented for monthly sign off and that all clearing entries are actioned.
  • Maintain general and subsidiary ledger and journals, accruals, examine completeness of financial transactions and charge to the correct department.
  • Assist with preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.
  • Preparing invoices and timely dispatch to clients.
  • Timely and accurate booking of transactions in Symphony (JDE). Capture all bank transactions ( receipts and payments) on a daily basis for real time reporting.
  • Preparation of all payment vouchers.
  • Ensuring all supplier invoices received are supported by proper documentations.
  • Ensuring all invoices raised to customers are supported by proper documentations.
  • Custodian and disbursement of all supplier payments.
  • Timely filling of office documents.
  • Assist the team with management of debtors to ensure timely follow up on all outstanding debt and send reconciled statements to clients.
  • To ensure that Creditors balances are constantly reconciled and that payments are made as per the company creditor’s ledger and not as per the creditor’s statements.  Any differences must be reconciled before any payments are made.
  • Ensure that all disbursements for field work are recorded and reconciled daily.
  • Ensure accountabilities for project funds are retired within company policy stipulated time.
  • To perform other duties as may be prescribed by management from time to time.
  • Posting of all suppliers, client invoices into the system.
  • Posting of all payment voucher into the system.

General

  • Maintaining a neat working environment.
  • Attending training as and when required.
  • Adhering to all relevant Ipsos standards, policies and procedures and task instruction manuals.
  • Attends meetings when required.
  • Adheres to the budgeted project timing.
  • Maintains documents and records as required by the company.
  • Client confidentiality is to be adhered to by all members of the team.
  • Ensure that all members of the team follow procedures for handling company funds and that all funds are accounted for.
  • Ensure quality of all work and deliverables.
  • Performs any other tasks which are reasonable.

Working Relationships

Internal:

Interacts with:

  • Country Manager
  • Research Teams
  •  Operations Team
  • Admin
  • Human Resources
  • IT

External:

Interacts with:

  •  Customers.
  • Auditors, Statutory bodies.
  • Suppliers.

Qualifications (Minimum level necessary to perform the job)

  • Degree/Diploma in Accountancy/CA
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Qualification /membership: ZICA or ACCA
  • Comprehensive financial management knowledge.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines & manage expectations.
  • Willingness to work long hours.

Job Description

  • Good planning and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to lead, motivate & develop people
  • Negotiation skills & the ability to influence at all levels
  • Well developed analytical skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in service delivery.
  • Knowledge and understanding of JDE/HFM and BI will be an added advantage.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English and strong communication and influencing skills with proven ability to effectively communicate insights to all levels of the business in a practical, user friendly and meaningful way
  • To be fully computer literate and conversant with any software that is in use by the company
  • Must be a team player.
  • Innovative
  • Able to work within a multi-cultural environment
  • Understanding of systems and processes
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure
  • Interpersonal skills, good people skills and good organizational skills
  • Self driven, results orientated, shows exceptional initiative and is focused on quality and profit

Personal & Job Attributes / Capabilities

  • Optimistic and resilient.
  • Customer Focus.
  • Innovation.
  • Delivers Results.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Planning.
  • Decision Making.
  • Self control.
  • Cross functional approach.
  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • Prioritizing.
  • Service Excellence
  • Time Management.
  • Values & Integrity.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your
application and CV detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to; Jobs.zambia@ipsos.com.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 28th January 2022.

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