Cost & Grower Accountant – Zambia


Role purpose
  • Provide accurate financial analysis and ensure that accurate, reliable, and detailed records of costing are maintained.
  • Ensure strict internal control & compliance at all the sites.
  • Collaborate with Product Supply Finance team members to better deliver on our key KPIs and goals.

Continue to build safety culture.

Key responsibilities and tasks
  • Ensures financial information for our grower clients is timely and accurate prepared
  • Processes and prepares accurate operational financial information for grower clients within predetermined deadlines
  • Management of Grower Accounting including handling of all A/P communications with vendors/Growers.
  • Register all new contracts in SAP, process order creation, Purchase order and batch creation
  • Monitoring of signed contract and legal documents and upload on share point: These are Contract, addendums, Vat authorization and Red flag assessments
  • Invoicing of License fee: Comparing parental documents received from WH with SAP issue, Collecting GPS ha’s from field managers add on PO and capturing invoices
  • Responsible for Payments for Corn business, all contractors linked to process order, trial production payments,
  • Growers seed delivery tracking and confirmations in SAP before payments are made
  • Reviews Grower Raw Seed receipts within the month and ensure that all are recorded in SAP
  • Grower Payment tracking and Cashflow forecasting
  • Responsible for Grower accruals, Age analysis and new grower application for Africa
  • Oversee and contribute to the preparation of all inventories related information for financial statements (P&Ls, Balance Sheets, Statement of Cash Flows, ROI) and all other reports required by management
  • Support Plant Controller on daily, monthly costing activities & analysis
  • Share recommendations to seize opportunities or overcome challenges
  • Interact and support key business decisions
  • Discuss, prepare & execute succession planning and individual development plans

Key Working Relations:

  • Direct reports of Plant Controller – Zambia
  • All Zambia PS functions, Site Managers, Supply chain, planning and quality
  • Finance and Controlling
  • Procurement and Safety
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Certified Accountant and member of Zambia Professional Accounting body – ZICA
  • At least 4 years’ experience in Costing
  • Demonstrated experience in product costing and scenario analysis
  • Knowledge of product supply processes and related systems
  • Dedication, hard work and willing to stretch and achieve more
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross functional/cultural team based and matrix environment.
  • Fluent in English
  • // Agriculture / FMCG / Manufacturing industry experience (advantageous but not a requirement)

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