Oxford Recruitment

Financial Accountant

Manufacturing, Production
Harare – Zimbabwe

 Our client specialise in the design and manufacture of environmentally responsible rigid plastic packaging for food, beverage industrial is looking for Financial Accountant to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the basic accounting processes, controls, and documentation. Prepare the month-end accounts up to Management Accounts. Investigating unexpected variances in the profit & loss account. Overall reconciliation of the accounts to ensure that all costs and revenues have been accounted for. Preparing monthly reconciliations for balance sheet accounts. Maintaining the company’s fixed asset register (duties include calculating and posting depreciation and tracking the annual capex spend versus budget). Responsibility for stock month-end procedures, including collation of count adjustments, scrappings, adjustments and similar and ensuring accurate financial reporting thereof. Managing relevant areas of the annual budget and wider participation in the general process. Preparation of lead schedules at financial year end and responsibility for relevant areas of the annual audit. Maintaining effective financial controls and reporting structures. Journaling items such as finance charges, expense claims, and salary accruals. VAT control, including responsibility tests and reconciliation between VAT returns and general ledger. Effectively and accurately administering and controlling all debtor’s records. Accurately reconciling all debtor’s accounts on a monthly basis. Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date system of records for all debtor-related matters. Maintaining contact with clients to ensure invoices are clear for payment. Resolving queries both internally and externally around outstanding invoices. Administering credit checks from credit applications received. Follow up and attend to outstanding claims and queries. Administering handovers and claims relating to bad debt. Collating, checking, and allocating all invoices for products received and for services rendered by suppliers at the monthly deadlines set by Financial Executive. Processing authorized invoices falling within the required deadlines. Reconciling all statements of creditors on a monthly basis prior to cheques / EFT being processed. Issuing all payments to said creditors accurately and timeously and accompanied by reconciliation. Arranging and managing a local audit, liaising directly with Group Finance Executive. Being responsible for the calculation and payment of all local taxes. Managing working capital and cash flow. Staying up to date with changes and implementing all relevant local laws and regulations.
Qualifications: CA/ACCA or equivalent qualification. Minimum of 2 years of work experience in an accounting environment. SAP experience or knowledge would be advantageous. Be highly computer literate (Excel). A strong financial, commercial, and analytical aptitude. A generous salary package will be offered to the successful candidate. If you possess the required attributes and competencies, please attach your CV in word format.