Senior Accountant – Financial Accounting

Barrick Gold Corporation

Job Description

Lumwana Mining Company seeks to recruit a highly motivated and committed employee for the position of a Senior Accountant – Financial Accounting to join the versatile Finance team. We are in search of an individual who can champion Barrick’s DNA by:

  • Communicating Honestly, Transparently, and Acting with Integrity
  • Exhibiting a Results-Driven approach
  • Delivering solutions that are Fit for Purpose
  • Dedicating themselves to Building a Sustainable Legacy
  • Taking Responsibility and being Accountable
  • Committing to Zero Harm
  • Cultivating strong and meaningful Partnerships

Reporting to the Chief Accountant, you will be responsible for overseeing the financial reporting process and ensuring compliance with accounting principles and regulations. This role involves a combination of hands-on accounting tasks, financial analysis, and leadership responsibilities.

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain and reconcile the general ledger accounts.
  • Ensure that reconciliations of bank accounts are accurate and timely. Follow up on reconciling items and resolve as per standard.
  • Coordinate month-end and year-end closing processes.
  • Coordinate Accounts Payable and ensure that an accurate and reliable database of creditors is maintained and ensure prompt payments to suppliers.
  • Supervise and ensure that Vendor reconciliations are correctly prepared, checked and, ensure that the Accounts Payable Supervisors are following up on reconciling items.
  • Supervise and ensure that the organisation’s payroll policies, procedures and standards are implemented effectively and, in a manner, consistent with the development of a payroll error free culture in the workforce’ salaries.
  • Conduct variance analysis to explain budget vs. actual results.
  • Assist in the development of financial forecasts and budgets.
  • Provide insights and recommendations based on financial analysis.
  • Identify specific areas for cost improvement and ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve these gains (Cost saving initiatives).
  • Continually monitor costs whilst proactively identifying and implementing cost effective initiatives to optimize procurement and other expenditure within the company.
  • Collaborate with internal and external auditors during financial audits and ensuring that all issues are dealt with in a timely manner.

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Degree in Accounting
  • Professional Qualification such as ACCA / CIMA.
  • Member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  • Significant experience (5 years) post graduate experience with preferably 2 years in mining in a commercial/ accounting role.
  • Sound understanding and experience of the principles and practice in accounting and contracts.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and show a commitment to understand local culture and impart your mining operations and technical knowledge to subordinates.

What We Can Offer You

  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses and site-specific benefits
  • The ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with industry colleagues
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across the organisation

Applicants that meet the above stated requirements are invited to submit their CVs to the Job Portal link:

Barrick has a strong commitment to environmental, health and safety management.

Barrick offers employment opportunities to both qualified women and men.

Women who meet the above qualification are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 23 April 2024. If you are not contacted by HR department within 30 days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful.

‘Be Aware of Fraudsters’

Lumwana Mining Company does not solicit for payment of any funds towards the recruitment process.

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