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Project Accountant Financial

Lusaka, Zambia
October 12, 2021

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Raphael Sichali

Lusaka, Zambia• LinkedIn • +260*********

Project Accountant

Results-orientated and qualified ACCA professional with finely honed expertise in financial accounting, auditing, and compliance management across various sectors. Well-articulated leader with exceptional planning, organisational, and time management skills. Adept at establishing effective processes, minimizing customer dissatisfaction, and increasing customer loyalty. Remarkable ability to identify clear opportunities for improvement and develop effective strategies to drive change.

Areas of Expertise:

Team Leadership & Collaboration

Data Analysis

Strategic Planning

Financial Statements

Financial Accounting

Compliance Management

Revenue Generation

Inventory Control

Account Management

Financial Reporting


Business Operations

Client Development

Project Management


Warehouse Management

Supply Chain Management

Administrative Skills

Professional Experience

Namene Solar Zambia Ltd.

Country Accountant (2021 to Current)

Finance lead on all finance and administration issues. Financial and management reporting, statutory reporting (Paye, Napsa, Vat, Nhima, withholding tax and cooperation tax) handling all finance issues for the company in insuring all aspects i.e. budgeting and financial control, internal and external audit coordination.

Selected Contributions:

Key contact in all country finance issues i.e. internal and external audits, cost analysis and financial management.

TAZ Haulage Ltd (Teichmann Group)

Financial Controller (2019 to 2021)

Oversee all financial statements and accounting operations. Conduct payroll and compliance management (paye, napsa, workers compensation). Carry out fleet management (fuel management, logbook and fuel usage reports). Act as point of contact with auditors and audit preparations. Coordinate and direct the preparation of budget & financial forecasts and report variances. Spearhead cart of accounts and review of general ledger postings in pastel. Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.

Selected Contributions:

Effectively ran finance department, managing and monitoring costs to acceptable levels.

Medical Stores Limited

Regional Finance and Administration Officer (2015 to 2019)

Directed and monitored the financial system to ensure the municipal finances are maintained in a precise and timely manner. Oversaw the day-to-day activities of the office inclusive of developing policies, procedures, and systems which ensure productive and efficient office operation. Held full accountability for the storage of materials that are to be used by health personnel. Maintained inventory, ordering shipping materials, operating necessary equipment and managing warehouse personnel. Developed and implemented stated goals and objectives. Administered employee files and records in order to ensure accurate payment allowances.

Selected Contributions:

Reduced fuel and administration costs by combining trips.

Daglous and Rac Management Consultants

Accounts Consultant/Auditor (2014 to 2015)

Collaborated with the Finance Manager to ensure smooth operation of all finance matters. Oversaw reports, making sure they are accurate, to the point and adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Inspected and correlated the overall audit report with the balance sheets provided and reported it to the seniors for approval. Orchestrated and managed own workload to ensure contribution to the company’s monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner. Assisted in the production of financial statements and applications, preparation of spreadsheets, reports and correspondence as required.

Selected Contributions:

Ensured all clients’ accounts and management reports where ready by the 5th of the following month and were error free.

Crypha Investments Ltd

Assistant Financial Accountant (2008 to 2010)

Prepared year-end statutory audits and month-end reporting. Formulated draft financial statements for review by the Financial Accountant. Processed treasury related journals at month-end and reconciled the balance sheet accounts. Set up standing order and manual payments, including international payments. Aided with ZRA Qualified Intermediary compliance regulations, including checking member tax forms and the preparation of year end returns, and corporation tax. Kept abreast of developments in regulations and suggested changes to ensure compliance other tasks.

Selected Contributions:

Guaranteed that petty cash management was always up to date as well as all related costs.

Education and Credentials

High school certificate — 2004

Junior School Certificate — 2001

Chassa secondary school

Rusangu Secondary School

Professional Training

Master’s in Business Administration (Finance) Student, CBU 2021.


Certified Public Accountant, (CPA) ZICA

Certificate in international Auditing-ACCA 2016.

Certificate of Completion, Training on warehousing and supply chain Management of pharmaceutical and health products.

Certificate in professional ethics, ACCA (2012)

ACCA - Advanced Diploma in Accounting, Zambia catholic university, kalulushi (2010-2012)

Accounts technicians’ diploma (ATD), NIPA Lusaka (2006-2007)

Certificate in pastel, Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint (2007)

Technical Proficiencies

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) QuickBooks Accounting Software Pastel Accounting Software CaseWare

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