Zambia Sugar Plc., a large agro-industry which is part of Illovo Sugar Ltd, is the leading sugar producer in Zambia. Its main activities are...

Vacancies at Zambia Sugar 2018

Zambia Sugar Plc., a large agro-industry which is part of Illovo Sugar Ltd, is the leading sugar producer in Zambia. Its main activities are the growing of sugarcane, the production and marketing of sugar and other sugar downstream products. The Company has a permanent employee base of 1 700 employees and offers medical, educational, sport, recreation and other social facilities on the Estate in Mazabuka.

The recently expanded Nakambala Sugar Mill area comprises approximately 28 000 hectares of irrigated sugarcane. An approximately 17 000 hectares of the planted area is owned by Zambia Sugar Plc; and the balance of 11 000 hectares is owned by fourteen commercial Growers and three small-scale grower entities whose affairs are managed by the Estimated Recoverable Crystal (ERC) Committee comprising membership from Zambia Sugar Plc and the Growers.

The Company now invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following position:


Main purpose
To assist in the overall efficiency of the Taxation section; promote Tax compliance at operational level and mitigate any potential Tax exposures.
This will be achieved by:
        Assisting in the preparation of monthly tax returns to ensure full compliance with tax legislation: Income Tax, PAYE, WHT, VAT and Withholding VAT.
        Preparation of all tax payments, including their timely processing to avoid tax penalties for late payments.
        Preparation of tax journals and reconciliation of tax related accounts to ensure the accuracy and integrity of ledger transactions.
        Collection of withholding tax certificates from the ZRA, reconciling them to schedules and forwarding them to suppliers.
        Provision of withholding VAT confirmations to all Suppliers.
        Reconciliation of tax accounts with ZRA, to ensure all balances are agreed and any long outstanding items are followed up and resolved.
        Monitoring the submission of supporting documentation relating to VAT Rule 18 and duty draw back; Ensure ZRA legal requirements are met in order to mitigate potential tax risks; maximize potential tax benefits.
        Communication of tax Legislative requirements and ensure good record keeping in the relevant Departments.
Qualification, Experience, Knowledge & Membership
        Full Grade 12 School Certificate
        A Degree in Accountancy/ACCA/CIMA/ZICA
        A minimum of 3 years work experience in Accounting and tax related works.
        Knowledgeable in Financial Accounting, PAYE, VAT and Customs Taxes.

        Member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) 
Qualifying Candidates should apply in their own handwriting, enclosing their detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of educational and professional qualifications, contact address and daytime phone numbers to the undersigned or the email below by 5th January 2018.
The Human Resources Director
Zambia Sugar Plc.
P.O Box 670240


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