Mabiza Resources Limited Senior Accountant Taxation Jobs in Zambia

Mabiza Resources Limited Senior Accountant Taxation Jobs in Zambia


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.

    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.


    How to Apply

  • 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


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