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Assistant Accountant

Deadline (Date): 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Location: Finance & Administration, FBC Building Society
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the above named position that has arisen at Finance & Administration, FBC Building Society.
  • Ensuring timely preparation and submission of periodical and adhoc statutory returns to RBZ and Deposit Protection Corporation.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and statutory financial statements. 
  • Monthly preparation of cost centre reports ensuring the adequacy and integrity of the Society’s financial and accounting systems and procedures.
  • Guiding branches and all system users on the internal processes and appropriate treatment of transactions in the general ledger and in other systems
  • Working with the Accountant and Finance Director in reviewing processes and procedures to identify and curb business risks as well as streamline processes to improve operational efficiency.
  • Interrogating process flows for new banking products to ensure transparency in accounting treatment of all automated transactions and passing recommendations to the Accountant and Finance Director.
  • Staff supervision.
  • Maintenance of up to date fixed asset registers and liaising with internal auditors and external auditors during audits.
  • Ensuring the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of all supporting documentation which substantiate business transactions
  • Checking documentation submitted for payments processing to ensure validity of payment.
  • Projects accounting and reviews.
Supervising other Administration Department functions which include;
  • Premises maintenance: ensuring the maintenance of a conducive and safe working environment; adherence of facilities to minimum regulatory requirements e.g. Harare City Council and NSSA statutory instruments. 
  • Equipment maintenance: servicing of fixtures and fittings in line with recommended manufacturers’ guidelines to obtain maximum value from the assets.
  • Procurement of goods and services.
  • Motor vehicle fleet management.
  • Supervision of tenants.
  • Identifying and incorporating effective and efficient cost cutting measures for the administration department without compromising quality.
  • Reviewing of suppliers’ profiles, conducting quality checks, and passing recommendations for tenders.
  • Negotiating trading terms with suppliers – establishing and maintaining good vendor and customer relations; perusal of service contract documents and negotiating terms.
  • Accounting degree 
  • Significant progress towards the attainment of a Professional qualification in accounting  field e.g.  CA, ACCA, CIS, CIMA
  • 4 years’ work experience with at least 2 years at supervisory level in accounting field
  • Strong accounting background
  • Class 4 driver’s license 
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills  - ability to communicate at all levels
  • Good analytical skills for financial and business information
  • Persuasive negotiation skills
  • Proactivity and strong ability to identify solutions to business problems 
  • Computer literacy
  • In depth appreciation of business information systems and accounting software packages
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office packages i.e. Ms Excel, Ms Word and Outlook
  • High levels of ethics and integrity 
Interested candidates are to send their applications and CVs via e-mail to by no later than 31 March, 2021 clearly marked:
Assistant Accountant: Finance & Administration, FBC Building Society