Francisco Mwanza

Work History

Work History
Mar 2013 - Present

Trade Services Officer

  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of International Standby Practices and Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits
  • Communicate with correspondent banks, government ministries, corporate and retail customers, and the legal counsel in managing international letters of credit matters to ensure successful transactions
  • Communicate with customers and review all applications and documentation for accuracy and adherence to department and bank procedures to minimize costly amendments
  • Process letters of credit, inward documentary credits and foreign guarantees
  • Examine drawing documents against letters of credit terms for discrepancies
  • Accurately establish and collect applicable fees, commissions and swift charges
  • Confirm accuracy of accounting with respect to general ledger accounts and cost centers
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual letters of credit reports, listings and returns
  • Prepare and submit the daily Bank of Zambia foreign exchange return on time
Jan 2012 - Feb 2013

Business Analyst

  • Leading and managing a professional team to provide financial control over the reporting of business results and forecasts
  • Budgeting and forecasting for all product lines, regions and business units
  • Ensure P&L reports for all products, regions and business units are accurate and timely
  • Assess financial and non – financial measures of performance for the business units
  • Prepare reconciliation of revenue to the portfolio of clients
  • Prepare Gains and Loss Revenue Reports
  • Ensure month end results include all appropriate costs, maintain and review accruals
  • Monitor and manage staff activities and resource utilization in the business units
  • Preparation of monthly reporting packs for all service lines, regions and branches
  • Review all P&L with the budget holders to explain all variances against budget
  • Presentation of monthly reports to Cash Solutions and Systems Directors
  • Presentation of monthly reports to Finance Director and Managing Director
  • Ad Hoc projects within the Cash and Systems Solutions business
  • Explain business performance during executive committee members to assist drive overall company performance
  • Provide commercial input to new markets, products and services
  • Provide relevant, timely and accurate decision support information and analysis for the Cash Solutions and Systems businesses
  • Working with the senior management team of the Cash Solutions and Systems business units to ensure that performance is challenged, clearly analyzed and reported
  • Exploiting revenue and profit opportunities for new business and product development
Mar 2005 - Dec 2011

Production Assistant

  • Production of periodic and ad hoc reports for the documentary film of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS “Their Brother’s Keeper’ and “They Shine”.
  • Working as a liaison with the project team, freelancers and contractors and fulfilling formalities to maintain production
  • Enhance communication between the Green Lion Film Productions in Canada and the HIV/AIDS orphans in Zambia
  • Manage rapid communications with the Director in Canada to identify the needs of the children and therefore assist to successfully obtain funding for the film production
  • Organize transport and accommodation, arrange one to one interviews with participants and ensure they are clearly communicated of performance expectations, venue and time schedules
  • Account for funds received for education and food for the HIV/AIDS orphans in Zambia
Jul 2010 - Dec 2011

Treasury Officer

  • Supervise Lusaka Central cash office operations at ZRA Head office
  • Deliver a full range of tax services in compliance with laws and regulations within timeframe and the Tax payer charter
  • Build relationships and interact with clients to provide excellent planning, consulting and expertise
  • Effectively communicate with a broad range of tax payers, directors and commissioners in case of challenges with system down time or at peak periods during tax due dates and therefore build and enhance a positive image of the authority
  • Identify and mitigate central cash office risks
  • Coordinate cash office staff, arrange for additional relief staff during peak periods and assess their performance
  • Communicate with the Head of IT during peak periods and timely arrange for availability of dedicated standby IT staff to help quickly resolve systems challenges
  • Advise on systems and process improvements and develop or implement best practices
  • Prepare all tax papers on a regular basis and handle all information data requests
  • Monitor revenue collections from 13 ZRA stations to the deposits in commercial banks and ultimately sweep outs from commercial banks to Bank of Zambia, on a daily basis, ensure station codes, commercial banks codes and tax type codes are adhered to.
  • Monitor Bank of Zambia credits, initiate reversals and correction of bank miss – posts.
  • Prepare and submit daily and cumulative stations revenue collections reports for tracking achievements against the national budget
  • Ensure that all tax collected is properly receipted and accounted for
  • Safeguard revenue, accountable documents and official stamps
  • Communicate with cash in transit security teams to bank revenue, timely and intact for the credit of the Central Bank
  • Reconcile RTGS payments from commercial banks to Bank of Zambia
  • Daily preparation of RTGS payments to be advised to all ZRA stations for receipting
  • Prepare daily revenue cash books (RCBs) and cashiers’ lodgment reports
  • Attend to anti – corruption commission and audit enquiries and educate taxpayers
  • Lock up revenue, safeguard security codes, arm and disarm the cash office
  • Educate staff from Access Bank (Z) Limited on Lusaka central cash office operations as directed by the Finance Director to improve cashiering processes and systems
  • Train cashiers in cashiering, accounting and reporting revenue collections in NCC, DSS and Asycuda systems
Mar 2005 - Dec 2010


  • Successfully implement and maintain long-term education, sports and health initiatives to uplift the local communities
  • Assist to manage a donors’ School Fund account; communicate with guests and donors about the activities of the school fund and the health centre and confirm payments received
  • Communicate with students and offer motivation and inspiration from a personal educational life and study experiences with a view to help continuously improve their academic and personal potentials
  • Liaise with the Head Teacher about financial commitments for extra teachers, furniture, stationery and study resources
  • Prepare contract forms for buildings and other community projects; seek directors’ inspection of completed projects and authorisation of staged payments to contractors
  • Attend meetings of the South Luangwa Project Forum; a forum aimed at evaluating donor sponsorships and projects undertaken by safari operators in South Luangwa
  • Meet with the neighbouring community to promote girl child education, analyse their pressing needs and also sensitize them about wildlife conservation
  • Liaise with teachers and healthcare providers of the community and assist to resolve their day to day challenges
  • Interview parents and children for scholarship needs and commitments
  • Reconcile donations; prepare receipts and expense reports for directors and donors’ attention to facilitate students’ scholarships, teachers’ wages, school building and renovations, desks, textbooks, health, sports and other community needs
Mar 2005 - Jun 2010

Company Accountant

  • Responsible for processing of all supplier invoices and for their regular payment
  • Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels and ensure expenditure control
  • Completion and submission of monthly vat returns and attend to vat inspections
  • Prepare the monthly payroll; PAYE and employee contributions (NAPSA)
  • Monitoring company expenditure and where appropriate making recommendations to individuals and teams responsible for budgets and cost centers
  • Maintaining the General Ledger; ensuring reconciliation of control accounts and correct allocation of expenditure to cost centers
  • Manage multi – currency transactions
  • Update and maintain the fixed assets register and review depreciation policies
  • Responsible for managing of all company bank accounts including company credit cards; ensuring adequate funds are available to meet expenditure requirements and liaising on a regular basis with the company's bankers.
  • Apply payments received to reservation reference numbers
  • Managed accounts receivables and accounts payables
  • Ensure timely insurance cover for motor vehicles, micro light aircraft and other company assets
  • Working with staff in all camps to reconcile inventory and prepare monthly reports
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of control procedures
  • Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare monthly and year to date management reports to analyse revenue and costs per bed night for the camps and assist monitor occupancy levels.
  • Reconcile end of year accounts and prepare year-end financial statements


Jan 2010 - Dec 2014

ACCA Affiliate

Affiliate of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)


Jul 2003 - Dec 2005

Natech Certificate

National Accounting Technician (NATECH)


Jan 1998 - Dec 2000

Grade 12 school certificate

Chizongwe Technical High School



Year To Date






  • Plenty of drive, loyalty, initiative, communication and listening skills and ability to explain complex information clearly and simply
  • Highly trustworthy, discreet, ethical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Offer a strong background in management and finance, with experience ranging from accounting, performance management, reconciliations, tax and treasury management
  • Effectively identify, develop and execute strategies to boost productivity, efficiency and quality
  • Dynamic organization, project planning, time management, and multi-tasking abilities
  • Actively facilitate and contribute to collaborative team environments and welcome increasing responsibilities as well as opportunities for professional development
  • Readily adapt to new professional settings / industries and adeptly acquire and apply new skills and knowledge towards supporting company goals