Financial Controller at Zambia Sugar

  • Full Time
  • Mazabuka
  • 00 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 00

Zambia Sugar

Zambia Sugar Plc. is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar Africa (Pty) Ltd Group and is the leading sugar producer in Zambia.  Its main activities are the growing of sugar cane, the production and marketing of sugar and other sugar downstream products.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions in the Finance Department, based in Nakambala (Mazabuka):



This position reports to the Finance Director. The incumbent will be responsible for the adequacy and effectiveness of the financial control environment and governance system to ensure that all financial risks are appropriately managed and financial reports produced are accurate and timely.

Key Performance Areas

  • Ensure the adoption and deployment of standardized Group reporting policies, outputs, and systems to ensure accurate and consistent financial reporting.
  • Oversee all operational, taxation and treasury responsibilities as well as provide advisory services on key technical accounting issues.
  • Drive continuous improvement in financial accounting, risk and control environment and develop a programme to proactively address any financial and control weaknesses.
  • Continuously identify improvements in operational processes, policies and procedures and lead process optimization and efficiency projects.
  • Support the team and act as key liaison person for internal and external stakeholder relationships (e.g. Regulators, External/Internal auditors, Commercial Banks etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS by providing technical guidance on IFRS issues, disclosure requirements, new accounting standards and complex accounting matters.
  • Oversee and supervise the preparation of the annual report and all attendant financial reports.
  • Oversee the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting as required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Guidelines.
  • Regularly engage with the Group Finance team on business, governance, and accounting matters.
  • Ensure the implementation of management policies, processes, and procedures across the business.
  • Responsible for the implementation of effective financial controls and governance system.
  • Provide oversight and guidance by setting the standards for business controls across functional areas.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of processes to assure effectiveness of the controls across all sites.
  • Champion UK-SOX processes within the country.
  • Ensure all control assessments are completed in line with Group or regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for ABC (Anti-Bribery & Corruption) Reporting and monitoring compliance.
  • Provide oversight and thought leadership to the Finance teams under their control.
  • Promote and adhere to Illovo’s procedures, policies, and guidelines, including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC)

Minimum specifications / Requirements areas

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy; ACCA/CA Zambia/CIMA or relevant Business/Finance/Risk qualification
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ post-qualification and financial management experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years senior management experience.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change.
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple functions, business units and teams.
  • Proven track record in managing and developing teams.
  • An analytical mind with strategic abilities and excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant accounting, legislative and regulatory standards.
  • Clean and valid driving license.
  • Must be a fully paid-up member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA).

Should you be interested in applying for these roles, please submit your detailed CV, copies of relevant qualifications, registrations, and ID/Passport for the attention of HR Business Partner

Method of Application

Email: indicating “Application – Financial Controller”

Closing date for all applications is 26th April 2024.

Applicants will be required to complete pre-employment checks (qualification, credit, security, background, and medical assessments) as part of the recruitment process where applicable.

Please upload all your documents as one SINGLE PDF or zip file. Ensure your application is complete with all the requirements above. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Should you not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.