Accountant Wanted at Toyota Malawi Limited

Company Background 
Toyota Malawi Limited, a market leader in the Malawi motor industry is the exclusive distributor of Toyota vehicles and HINO trucks; Toyota and HINO genuine parts and quality service. Toyota Malawi offers innovative, superior quality, durable and reliable products specifically meant for our environment and our customers’ needs. Through our Customer First Philosophy, we guarantee excellent after-sales service and value for money resulting in high resell value and exceptionally attractive total cost of ownership. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following position tenable in Lilongwe:

Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the successful candidate shall be responsible for Branch expense budget tracking, verification of payment documents and purchase orders, credit policy enforcement, supervising branch finance team, cash flow management, coordination of operating process in the department, confirmation unit sales costing/invoicing and management of branch fixed assets register.

Key Result Areas:
  • Check expenditure requests to ensure compliance with budgets and notifies appropriate budget holders in the event proposed expenditures are outside budgets.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly departmental performance report and variance analysis.
  • Assist with preparation and review of expense budgets.
  • Maintain an asset register and issue periodic reports on physical status of the assets.
  • Ensure all fixed company assets are properly tagged as soon as delivered.
  • Coordinate and supervise timely and accurate preparation of all monthly schedules that are required for financial reporting.
  • Ensure timely reconciliation and replenishment of petty cash bank account. –
  • Ensure that accounts receivables and payables are within agreed targets and limits.
  • Implement policies and procedures (manual and computerised) pertaining to the maintenance of accurate accounting records and report preparation.
  • Supervise the following accounting functions, including but not limited to: General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Reconciliation of daily banking, Inventory reconciliations and physical verification.
  • Assist with the developing and monitoring of adherence to internal controls to avoid company losses.
  • Develop risk register and manage the risk.
  • Reinforce a high level customer relations and service culture among all direct reports.
  • Timely handles and resolves customer complaints (both internal and external).
  • Monitor and appraise direct reports’ performance in line and full compliance with existing policies and procedures as well as tools such as PMS online, CDP etc.
  • Enforce compliance with all Toyota Malawi Operating Procedures (SOPs) and terms and conditions of service as laid out in the staff handbook.
Candidates must meet the following minimum academic qualifications and competencies:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or any related filed.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in accounting.
  • Strong supervisory and interpersonal skills.
  • Fully Certified Accountant will be added advantage.
  • Maintains advanced knowledge and awareness of financial industry status and trends.
Method of Application
Interested candidates should submit their applications with detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae with names and addresses of at least three traceable referee to the following address to reach us not later than 28th April 2017.

Human Resources Manager,
Toyota Malawi Limited,
P.O. Box 430
or e-mail to: 

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Toyota Malawi is an equal opportunity employer.

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