Principal Accountants X2

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 2 Years
  • What we do Education / Teaching & Training
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree

Job Description

Lupane State University has served northwest Zimbabwe’s educational needs since 2014. As the region’s largest public institution of higher learning, LSU impacts over 5,000 students annually through diverse academic programs and research.

Lupane State University seeks two highly skilled Principal Accountants to join the finance team. Reporting to the Finance Director, the successful candidate will oversee accounting functions, supervise staff, and ensure accurate financial reporting.

These roles offer an opportunity for highly skilled accountants to utilize their expertise in a successful academic institution.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Verify payment vouchers and journals for completeness and accuracy
  • Process payroll inputs and ensure compliance with tax regulations
  • Oversee bank reconciliations and manage the organization’s cash flows
  • Supervise the updating of financial systems and databases
  • Check data capture and apply quality control measures to all outputs
  • Ensure subordinates comply with accounting standards and deadlines
  • Liaise with external auditors and resolve queries efficiently
  • Continuously enhance skills and share expertise with the wider team

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Masters in Accounting, Finance or equivalent with 2+ years experience
  • BCom Honours in Accounting or Finance plus 5 years progressive experience
  • Experience with Pastel and/or Paywell accounting packages is preferred
  • Expert knowledge of accounting principles, financial analysis and reporting
  • Strong leadership, organizational and people management abilities
  • Precision-oriented approach with extensive attention to detail

To Apply

Interested and qualified persons should send one set of their applications in a single PDF file. The application should consist of the application letter and curriculum vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three referees, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, birth certificate and National Identity Card.

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