Senior Accountant Taxation

Mabiza Resources Limited

Mabiza Resources Limited (“Mabiza”) operates the Munali Nickel Mine (“Munali”), which is located in Mazabuka District, 80kms south of Lusaka, Zambia. Mabiza is a wholly-owned entity of Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd.

The Mine is a modern, world-class facility with fully mechanized underground operations. To support this vision, Mabiza is seeking the services of an experienced and qualified individual to take up the position of:

Position: Senior Accountant Taxation
Department: Finance and Administration
Reporting: Administration Manger

Job Purpose:

To ensure that Mabiza Resources Limited complies with its tax and commercial obligations and to provide high-quality tax and commercial input to the company.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Management of tax obligations including income tax, VAT, mineral royalty, withholding tax, customs duty, and excise duty.
  • Managing tax risks by ensuring the correct amount of taxes are paid on or before due dates.
  • Management of tax accounting requirements, including ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of the tax entries in the statutory accounts and preparing the tax notes in the statutory accounts.
  • Management of all tax-related requirements as defined in the Development Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ).
  • Liaise with tax advisers and ZRA with regards to any tax matters that are identified, and which arise in the course of business.
  • Management of supplier relationships to ensure tax consequences are identified and correctly dealt with.
  • Preparation of Tax policy and procedures.
  • Management of tax audits and contact person for ZRA credibility and control assessments.
  • Actively contribute to tax planning and provide tax advice to management.
  • Reviewing material contracts for tax implications.
  • Provide regular feedback on all taxation matters to enable effective management of key performance activities.
  • Ensure that there is cost control by monitoring that taxes are only paid as and when due, review of tax accounts to avoid over and underpayments.
  • Administering the Mabiza Zambian insurance program.
  • Monitoring and recording compliance with GRZ statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Establishing and maintaining a company data room that records and tracks compliance with the company’s obligations to GRZ and other key stakeholders.
  • Maintaining a register of all tenement and mining licenses and administering the register to ensure all licenses are current.
  • Provide regular operational reports to enable effective management of the key performance activities.
  • Accountable for completion of all tasks identified to the specified quality and timelines as assigned to this role.
  • Develop, implement and maintain safe work procedures and promote high safety and health awareness. Promote and comply with the company Occupational Health & Safety Policy.
  • Be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the team.
  • Ensure appropriate facilities, procedures, and workforce competence to achieve legal compliance, incident prevention, and the achievement of tasks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders in Mabiza’s mining activities, consistent with the company’s Community Relations Policies.
  • Become actively involved in Mabiza’s aims and objectives of engaging with the local community and strive to leave a positive impact on the longer-term outcomes for local people. Promote the integration between this engagement and the success of the business.
  • Prepare and manage the budget for the function.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of up-to-date job procedures for all tasks performed within the function.
  • Develop objectives for sharing common infrastructure and support services across the company and cascade this throughout the function.
  • Be visible in the workplace.
Key Duties/Tasks:

Planning and Scheduling

  • Assist the Administration Manager – in a support role with regards to the management of planned Audits and tax compliance across the site.
  • Work with line Managers to achieve production and cost targets in conjunction with the daily, weekly and monthly mining plans that correspond with the annual production target
  • Cascade plan and objectives through the team to ensure all activities are focused on agreed outcomes and reflected in the short-term mine plans.

Financial

  • Review capital requirements prepared by direct reports and submit for approval.
  • Review functional expenditure every month and ensure all variances to the budget are investigated and explained.
  • Identify specific areas for cost improvement and ensure the development and implementation of the action plan to achieve these gains.
  • Coordinate compilation of the annual functional budget.

Reporting

  • Review and monitor all safety, service level and financial performance indicators for the function and initiate corrective action where necessary.
  • Deliver reports to the Administration Manager on agreed performance indicators and agreed standards and schedule.

Role Relationships

Other than an immediate supervisor, direct reports and routine service providers:

Internal: External:

  • Heads of Department
  • Section Heads
  • Supply Department
  • Contractors
  • Training Providers
  • Tax Advisors
  • Administration Staff
  • ZRA
  • Finance Department

Key Role Qualifications Required:

Desirable, in addition to the key skills and experience:

  • Degree in Accounting or any Professional Qualification such as ACCA / CIMA
  • A Masters in Tax Law will be added Advantage
  • Member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Key Skills & Experience Required

Work Knowledge:

  • Significant experience (10 years) in taxation-related roles in the ZRA profession and mining sector.
  • Detailed understanding of Zambian tax regime.
  • Sound understanding of the principles and practice of tax administration.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite application.
  • Able to demonstrate the aptitude to drive a light vehicle and hold a current Zambian driver’s license.
  • Be physically fit and be able to pass a pre-employment medical examination.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Proven ability to deliver results and act as a change agent.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team safely and improve team safety awareness.
  • High-level understanding of all relevant legislation affecting the employment and safety of persons in the mining industry in Zambia.
  • Experience in managing costs and budgeting
  • Demonstrated application of continuous improvement ideas

Computer Skills:

  • Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications.
  • MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Confident communicator with senior management, legal entities, and external stakeholders
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Able to read and write English proficiently.
Essential Personal Attributes & Qualities:
  • Able to deliver results on quoted targets.
  • Able to build relationships and engage people in continuous improvement processes.
  • Prepared to challenge “the way we do things”.
  • Always identifies the priorities correctly and works in a self-directed manner.
  • Constructs systems that are the best method now and sustainable into the future.
  • Able to step back from direct control of “hands-on” work.
  • Successfully delegates and trusts specialist staff for technical support.
  • Manages interacting projects.
  • Understands the “big picture”
  • Maintains or enhances others’ self-esteem.
  • Listens and responds with empathy.
  • Asks for help and encourages involvement.
  • Shares thoughts, feelings, and rationale (to build trust).
  • Provide support without removing responsibility (to build ownership).
  • Seeks to engage with all people associated with the Mabiza Operations and to understand, learn from and share cultural differences.

Work Environment:

  • Office and mining areas when required to conduct training

MRL offers equal employment opportunities. If you are ready to take up this opportunity, e-mail or post your CV with a full application letter by 4th June 2021 to

HR Business Partner
Mabiza Resources Limited
P.O. 50799
LUSAKA

Or email your application and C.V to: careers@mabiza.co.zm

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@mabiza.co.zm.

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