Zambia Public Procurement Authority : Accountant Financial

  • Company: Zambia Public Procurement Authority
  • Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Accounting Jobs in Zambia

The Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) a body corporate and responsible for regulation of public procurement in Zambia invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment into ZPPA’s establishment for the following positions:



To carry out assigned tasks aimed at supporting the Manager-Finance with planning, controlling and monitoring the accounting functions effectively to ensure accurate presentation of the financial reports and attainment of Authority’s financial objectives.


The jobholder will specifically perform the following duties among others:

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual Financial reports for Management decision making;
  • Participates in the timely preparation of the institutional budget to facilitate mobilization, disbursement and allocation of financial resources;
  • Ensures timely preparation of the monthly payroll;
  • Oversees the maintenance of cashbooks and approves monthly bank reconciliation and prepares financial balance position on the bank accounts;
  • Ensures timely receipt and banking of revenue in order to ensure accountability and safety of financial resources;
  • Prepare and once approved submit monthly returns to Ministry of Finance and follow up on Grants;
  • Supervises the preparation of monthly schedules accompanying Trial Balance used as supporting schedules for the external audit;
  • Reconciles control accounts and general ledger in order to make sure that all accounts show the correct position and prepares weekly and monthly income reports;
  • Monitors capturing of all receipts and deposit slips in the general ledger;
  • Reconciliation of capital grants and posting to ledgers the amortised figures;
  • Supervises staff in the section and undertakes appraisal of the subordinates to monitor and evaluate individual performance;
  • Oversees the updating and maintenance of the Asset Register in order to enhance accountability of the assets;
  • Supervises the preparation of retirement forms and follow up on outstanding imprest; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by superior.


  • Full Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with full ACCA/CIMA/ZICA qualification; and
  • A least three (3) years’ post qualification experience in financial accounting.


  • Good communication skills in writing and oral orientation;
  • Good interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Good computation, arithmetic, analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Must be a member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) with current practicing certificate; and
  • Conversant with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), accounting packages such as Sage Evolution and Dove payroll etc. will be added advantage.


The position of the Accountant-Financial is on permanent and pensionable basis

How to Apply


All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should comprise a curriculum vitae and certified copies of Grade Twelve (12) certificate, Bachelor’s  Degree/Diploma and any other relevant  certificates including transcript of degrees/diplomas, National Registration Card,  and current practicing certificate of the relevant professional body as required by each position. Applications to be addressed to:

The Director General

Zambia Public Procurement Authority

Stand 11790 Sub J

Off Alick Nkhata Road

Procurement House
P. O. Box 31009



The closing date for receipt of applications will be Friday, 18th May, 2018 at 17:00 hours. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.