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Work experience

Mar 2013Present

Trade Services Officer

ZAMBIA NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK PLC
  • 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 2012Feb 2013

Business Analyst

G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS(Z) LIMITED
  • 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 2005Dec 2011

Production Assistant

GREEN LION ORPHANAGE PROJECT
  • 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 2010Dec 2011

Treasury Officer

ZAMBIA REVENUE AUTHORITY
  • 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 2005Dec 2010

TAFIKA SCHOOL FUND

TAFIKA SCHOOL FUND
  • 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 2005Jun 2010

Company Accountant

REMOTE AFRICA SAFARIS LIMITED
  • 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

Education

Jan 2010Dec 2014

ACCA Affiliate

Affiliate of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

SELF - STUDY

Jul 2003Dec 2005

Natech Certificate

National Accounting Technician (NATECH)

SELF - STUDY

Jan 1998Dec 2000

Grade 12 school certificate

Chizongwe Technical High School

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PROFILE

  • 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