The Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA), a statutory body under the Ministry of Higher Education, was established by the ZAQA Act No. 13 ...

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The Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA), a statutory body under the Ministry of Higher Education, was established by the ZAQA Act No. 13 of 2011 to provide for the registration and accreditation of qualifications, and ensure that standards and registered qualifications are internationally comparable. ZAQA is currently seeking the services of a suitable person to fill the position of:

JOB TITLE: ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT (01)

REPORTS TO: THE ACCOUNTS OFFICER

CONTRACT DURATION: 6 MONTHS

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The Accounts Assistant is responsible for the following: –

Processing payments in accordance with ZAQA procedures ensuring that all payments are properly authorized;
Maintaining files of all accounting documentation ensuring that they are easily accessible;
Preparing monthly journals for posting in the accounting system;
Maintaining the accounting database ensuring the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of all financial information posted onto the system;
Managing staff travels by ensuring that per diems are paid accounting to procedure and all accountable imprest retired according to ZAQA finance guidelines;
Performing monthly bank reconciliations;
Reviewing Payment Vouchers and petty cash vouchers to ensure adequacy of attachments.
Ensuring that receipts are kept in a safe place and banked promptly in line with financial guidelines
Managing the Fixed Assets Register to ensure that it is kept up to date.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Grade 12 School certificate
A Diploma in Accountancy or its equivalence;
One-year work experience in a similar position;
Good understanding of any accounting package
Should be a member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA).
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

An organised approach and excellent time management skills
Good communication skills
Ability to work well as part of a team
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure
Computer literacy. Should have good Microsoft Excel skills;
Good level of English spelling and grammar;
Attention to detail;
High level of confidentiality.
Interested candidates meeting the above specifications should apply enclosing their CVs and copies of qualifications to:

The Director and Chief Executive Officer
Zambia Qualifications Authority
Ground Floor Finsbury Park
Kabwe Roundabout
P O Box 51103
LUSAKA

Email: mercy.ngoma@zaqa.gov.zm

The closing date for receiving applications is 12th December 2017.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE RESPONDED TO

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