Accounting Officer

  • Full Time
  • Zambia


We are building a diverse and inclusive team and this opportunity is open to any qualified internal and external applicants. Women, candidates from Africa and those with experience working on the continent are particularly encouraged to apply for this role.

About ENGIE Energy Access (EEA)

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.6 million customers and more than 8 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025.

Job Overview

The Accounting Officer is responsible for functions related to accounts receivable, invoicing and general accounting procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform daily accounting activities of posting sales invoices including journal entries in SAP for SHS and PASTEL for Minigrids.
  • Generate daily sales report and post the sales in SAP in all Service Centre locations:
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports for internal and external use: balance sheet, profit and loss statement and other reports.
  • Prepare debtors accounts reconciliations.
  • Process credit memo requests and ensure all requests are completed and maintain an up dated credit memo file/folder with crossed referenced replacement invoices.
  • Checks that SAP price lists are as per approved prices.
  • Checks correct posting of VAT on product sales.
  • Assist in stock counts.

Preferred skills

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong mathematical skills and Advanced Excel.
  • Experience in accounts receivable and Inventory management.
  • Experience with accounting software and online platforms especially SAP/Pastel.
  • Good communication etiquette.
  • Must be a team player who also works well independently.
  • Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions, interpret results, and make recommendations.

Required qualifications

  • High school certificate or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or any related field.
  • Final level ZICA/ACCA/CIMA.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience in payables.
  • Must be a member of ZICA.
Business Unit:  GBU Flexible Gen & Retail
Division:  Energy Access
Contract Type:  Fixed-Term
Job Type:  Full – Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Technical College Diploma

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