Cost Accountant (Re-advertised)

Website Yalelo limited

Zambia's No #1 Fish

Yalelo is seeking a qualified accountant to join Zambia’s leading aquaculture company as a Cost Accountant based at our Production site in Siavonga.

This role is focused on cost of sale management.

The right fit candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of raw materials consumed in production on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, ensuring that both quantity and unit costs are accurately posted in Sage.
  • Ensure that the correct quantity of General Inventory consumed is accurately recorded in Sage.
  • Provide reconciliations between key control accounts and subledgers for General Inventory and Finished Goods, among others.
  • Generate variance analysis reports comparing planned versus actual activity rates and standard prices on a monthly basis, and investigate any variances, including operational overheads for the Division.
  • Conduct assigned stock takes monthly, as well as weekly and random spot checks across the Production division.
  • Serve as the liaison between Aller Aqua and Yalelo regarding all raw materials deliveries.
  • Update the monthly Cost of Sale file, providing the Management Accountant with weekly updates on closed cages and consumption files.
  • Provide the Management Accountant with cut-offs between feeding cycles and review the weekly build-up of the file.
  • Act as the liaison between the operations team and IT to ensure that changes made in the cage structures and feeding platforms are accurately reflected in all systems.
  • Troubleshoot any bottlenecks in data generation and communicate with the ERP provider to resolve these issues promptly.

Qualifications & Work Experience

  • CIMA, ACCA or ZICA qualified
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills
  • Minimum two years experience in financial business analysis
  • Experience working with SAGE ERP required
  • Must be a member of CIMA, ACCA or ZICA

If you meet these criteria, we would like to hear from you! Please send your cover letter and detailed up-to-date CV with copies of relevant qualifications to or

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for receiving applications: May 31, 2024.

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