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NatFoods Acountant

Job Description:

Become a part of our team as together we feed and nourish the nation!

National Foods prides itself in developing and growing its people! We are thrilled to announce the opening of job opportunities for Assistant Accountant.

The Assistant Accountant will work closely with senior leadership to drive the business forward into the future.


As the Assistant Accountant your key responsibility areas are:

  • Providing input into the preparation of the financial budgets and half year forecast to the Financial Accountant.
  • Providing input in the preparation of the monthly management pack to the Financial Accountant.
  • Receiving invoices from creditors, checks for completeness of documentation including tax clearance status and purchase orders.
  • Capturing onto the system and monitoring the payments tracker.
  • Sending remittance advices to suppliers and the related proof of payments.
  • Obtaining supplier statements from departments and preparing supplier reconciliation statements in line with Finance Policies and Procedures.
  • Processing the tax payments and filing the tax returns by uploading on the online ZIMRA portal upon approval by the Financial Accountant.
  • Preparing monthly VAT Disallowed report and submitting to the Financial Accountant
  • Computing deferred tax and submits to the financial accountant.
  • Clearing the GRN outstanding issues monthly.
  • Reviewing previous week sales margins and submitting to the Financial Accountant
  • Preparing monthly accrual reconciliations and submitting Financial Accountant.
  • Processing monthly accrual journals, reversals, amortizations of prepayment and any other general ledger adjustments.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the general ledger including the preparation, verification, and input of journal entries.
  • Preparing analysis of accounts by downloading ledger general transactions to identify posting errors, process re-allocation journals and assessing completeness of entries on the Trial Balance on a monthly basis.
  • Preparing monthly creditors and key customer reconciliations and submitting to the Financial Accountant.
  • Preparing monthly GL reconciliations and checking that outstanding items are cleared in line with Finance Policies and Procedures.
  • Preparing journal entries for review by the Financial Accountant.
  • Preparing change request forms for adding new general ledger codes and submitting to the Financial Accountant.
  • Preparing the general ledger audit file reconciliations and submitting to the Financial Accountant.

Qualifications and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, and / or studying towards a professional qualification e.g ACCA / Chartered Accountant (CA).

  • Computer Literacy with experience working within Microsoft Excel or Sage accounting systems. Experience in SAP will be an added advantage.
  • At least two years of relevant experience in a Finance Department.

The below personal attributes are also desirable:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Business operations acumen and insight.

In return National Foods offers:

  • An opportunity to join an established business looking to expand further.
  • The chance to work under exceptionally talented leadership & further your development.

National Foods Ltd is a leading food manufacturer, offering on-going opportunities to progress, both personally and professionally, whilst constantly recognising and rewarding individual and team performance. If you have a strong desire to succeed and consider yourself to be productive, dedicated, and motivated, then please email by latest Wednesday 13 December.






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