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Cost & Management Accountant Zambia Seed Company

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Cost and Management Accountant.

Main Purpose of the Job: Performing actual cost calculation for all inventories of the entity; raw materials, purchased goods and produced finished / semi-finished products and by-products, other low value materials;

Ensure adequate accounting controls and procedures in costing and inventories are effective; Manage research and development cost and track the spend monthly.
Manage Farm financial transactions and expenses and report the farm as a profit center monthly.
Ensure costing model for actual cost calculation applied in the company is effective and in line with accounting and tax regulations;
Control the accuracy of inventory, participating in physical inventory counting; reflect differentials in accounting books and records (deficit, surplus)

Key activities and responsibilities include:

1. Actual cost calculation

  • Reflecting data in the Pastel to determine costs of raw materials, purchased goods and produced finished/semi-finished products and by-products; Support data in system with required internal documents.
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by accepted accounting principles and local company accounting policy.
  • Calculate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close. Post necessary adjustments in the system.
  • Cooperate with production and engineering teams, ensuring inputs receiving and accuracy in primary documentation, alignment with records in the system.
  • Work with the R&D team to calculate actual cost of research and registrations in all countries and ensure accruals are booked as part of the month end close.
  • Work with the farm Manager to manage the farm expenses and make necessary month end entries.
  • Review the Farm Revenues and expenses and create a profit and loss for the farm.

2. Inventory

  • Monthly stock reconciliation.
  • Help to investigate counting variances and resolve issues.
  • Participate in physical inventory counts and ensure proper reflection of results in accounting books.
  • Account for other materials and low value items, ensure timely write off and correctness of balances.
  • Support transactions in system with required internal documents all the way from raw seed to Finished products.
  • Review the stock of Basic seed in the farm.

3. Analysis and Reporting

  • Participate in activities during month end close of the General Ledger.
  • Analysing changes in manufacturing processes and reflect them in Cost Accounting model.
  • Prepare a stock movement report on a monthly basis.

4. Projects

  • Support projects regarding COGS, inventories, spare parts, Farm Management etc. in accounting area.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related business field
  • 2+ years of accounting/finance experience, preferably as a cost accountant.
  • Experience with ERP, strong Excel user, working experience with large databases
  • Experience in the agriculture, manufacturing or seed industry is an added advantage.
  • Experience in Inventory management
  • Good level in English language
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally within the company through strong influencing and
  • Leadership skills.
  • Strong project Management and organization skills and ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Strong listening skills & capable to influence and align internal and external needs towards actionable business tactics & strategies on a proactive basis.

If you meet the above qualifications, please apply, enclosing your up-to-date CV only with three traceable references, to the address below;

The Human Resource and ESG Manager, Zambia Seed Company Limited, P.O Box 35441, Plot 4297, Buyantanshi Road, Industrial Area, Lusaka, Zambia.


E-mail applications should be sent tohr-jobs@zamseed.co.zm.

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