Internal Controls and Compliance Specialist (Senior Management) at Zambia Sugar

  • Full Time
  • Mazabuka
  • 00 USD / Year
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Zambia Sugar


This position reports to the Financial Controller.

Key Performance Areas

Maintain Internal Controls over Financial Reporting as required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Guidelines.
Project manage business process flow updates including performing financial risk assessments and designing new or updates to internal control environment.
Review the execution of controls on a periodic basis.
Support the timely remediation of control deficiencies.
Liaise with key stakeholders e.g. External/Internal Auditors, Senior Management, Regulators etc.
Perform financial risk assessments on key projects: review process flows, interview key stakeholders, identify key financial reporting risks, prepare a risk assessment report and provide recommendations.
Provide internal control knowledge and expertise on ad-hoc/special projects.
Collaborate with stakeholders to promote a culture of control compliance throughout Zambia Sugar and Illovo at large.
Identify areas of improvement and implement necessary changes to address the gaps e.g., introduce new technologies and staying abreast of any changes in legislation.
Ensure a consistent financial risk management approach across all functions by performing regular financial risk reviews.
Continuously look for improvements in operational processes, policies and procedures and lead process optimization, continuous improvement, and efficiency projects.
Support ABC (Anti-Bribery & Corruption) Reporting and monitoring compliance.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with and timely delivery of Turnbull certification.
Designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the organization, which includes an analysis of the financial impact on the company when risks occur.
Maintaining records of local insurance policies and claims.
Risk awareness, training and reporting tailored to the relevant audience.
Create a policy framework guideline in line with Group requirements.
Provide support and guidance on business controls across functional areas.
Identify the required controls between interfaces (within and across teams).
Design and implement processes to verify effectiveness of the controls across all sites.
Perform gap analysis, action plan and guide implementation of Financial Control Framework requirements.
Champion the governance role in new system implementation within the business.
Implementation and follow-up of action plans to mitigate risks and address findings from audits and internal testing.
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 or relevant Business/Finance/Risk qualification.
Minimum of 7 years’ experience in an Operational, Financial or Commercial role. Risk management experience will be an advantage.
Analytical ability; verbal and written communication; research skills; organizational skills; effective stakeholder engagement; project management skills
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: [email protected] indicating “Application – Financial Controller” and “Application – Internal Controls & Compliance Specialist” in the subject line, respectively.

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.