• Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

cGrate Zambia

Position Overview

The Head-Finance is responsible for financial reporting, tax management, compliance of the business and general administration.

Job Responsibilities
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Formulation and policing of company accounting processes
  • Institute financial accounting and reporting processes
  • Build and manage efficiencies in the reporting systems and procedures.
  • Manage and create procedures for all accounting IT systems.
  • Prepare annual budgets and report on the business performance in comparison to approved budget.
  • Full maintenance of asset register
  • Ensuring asset register is accurate at all times.
  • New assets recorded timeously.
  • Depreciating assets depreciated accordingly as per depreciating policy.
  • Management of external auditing and liaison with audit firms
  • Preparation of management accounts and quarterly financial board reports
  • Fully account for existing and future business income lines
  • Ensure expenses are fully accounted for to ensure no leakages in any VAT receivables and to truly reflect the status of the business from an expense point of view.
  • Ensure all customer invoice payments are received within specific company guidelines.
  • Ensure all supplier payments are processed with specific company guidelines.
Tax Management
  • Full Compliance and alignment with ZRA on any tax matters
  • VAT
  • Preparation and filing of VAT returns.
  • Processing claims for VAT and ensuring VAT claims are received within reasonable periods.
  • Processing VAT payments in accordance with ZRA guidelines
  • Ensuring internal accounting procedures adhere to the necessary VAT rules.
  • Custodian of VAT processes for any new products or new customers brought on board.
 Withholding Tax
  • Ensure any WHT is fully accounted and paid on time.
  • WHT certificates from customers or parties withholding any tax are well received on time to avoid double payment of income tax.

Income Tax

  • Ensure provisional tax returns are filed and payments made on time.
  • Ensure annual income tax is remitted on time net of any provisional tax and WHT paid for the year in question.
  • Ensure correct accounting principles are applied to make sure the correct income taxes are paid.


  • Ensure monthly PAYE returns are filed and paid on time.
  • Ensure all expense that should be subjected to PAYE are subjected to PAYE.


  • Ensure all returns for all relevant regulatory bodies are filed on time.
  • Ensure anti money laundering and account opening processes are adhered to.
  • Maintain BOZ holding accounts and manage all compliance matters relevant to BOZ.

Other Duties

  • Liaison with Accounting advisory firms on all accounting matters

As well as above, any other duties given by management.

Accountability and Performance Measures

  • Delivery of management packs and financial statements
  • Compliance with BOZ, ZRA, NAPSA, ZICTA, and PACRA
  • Full Tax compliance at all times
  • Effectives and Efficiencies of implemented reporting and accounting processes

Organizational Alignment

  • Reports directly to the Managing Director.
  • Manages the finance team.
  • ACCA/CIMA or equivalent qualification
  • 3 years post qualification in an established organization
  • Must be a member of ZICA.
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