2 Accountant Job Opportunities - ACLAIM Africa Limited


Organisation: ACLAIM Africa Limited
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Salary Scale:  UGX 2,500,000 /=
Reports to: Finance Manager

About US:
ACLAIM Africa Limited is a leadership and management consulting firm. They would like to recruit for a valuable client, a key player in the Hospitality Industry.

Job Summary: The Accountant will ensure that the organisation has a robust and excellent accounting system that enables consistently accurate, timely and reliable financial reporting to meet different stakeholder requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategy Planning and Implementation:
  • Provide input into the Strategic Planning process.
  • Provide input into the Budgeting Process, especially with respect to costs that do not relate to a specific department.
  • Record approved budget in Accounting Software.
Financial Accounting and Internal Controls:
  • Support and implement an internal control systems that safeguards company assets.
  • Review all payment requisitions and supporting documents for completeness, accuracy and authenticity before preparing payment vouchers.
  • Record all company financial transactions in the Accounting Software accurately, timely and efficiently to enhance reliable financial reports for decision-making.
  • Ensure that financial transactions are filed appropriately, both physically and electronically, to enhance easy retrieval.
  • Follow up and review staff operational advance accountabilities to ensure that they are timely, reasonable and well supported.
  • Receive client advances appropriately in Accounting System and prepare accurate Tax Invoices against them for income recognition.
  • Prepare timely and accurate bank reconciliation statements to ensure that errors or irregularities in the cashbooks or bank accounts are handled appropriately.
  • Ensure that the financial transactions in the accounting software are backed-up regularly.
  • Carry out fixed asset accounting including managing the fixed assets register.
Management Accounting and Reporting
  • Prepare and present analyzed monthly financial reports to management
  • Prepare and present analyzed quarterly financial reports to Finance Manager for release to the Board
  • Ensure that expenditure is in accordance with the budget.
Working Capital Management
  • Prepare and monitor monthly cash flow forecasts.
  • Follow up clients for payment.
Tax Management:
  • During payroll preparation, ensure correct deductions are made including the non-statutory and statutory (PAYE, LST and NSSF).
  • Correctly maintain PAYE, WHT, LST and NSSF Control Accounts in the Accounting Software and reconcile them monthly.
  • Ensure timely submission and timely payment of PAYE, WHT, LST and NSSF returns to the relevant authorities.
  • Prepare and submit WHT Certificates to parties from whom taxes are withheld.
Audit Management:
  • Prepare company financial statements for statutory external audit.
  • Adequately prepare for external and internal audits and offer the required support during the exercise.
  • Follow up and resolve issues raised from external and internal audits.
People Management:
  • Manage performance of staff supervised including goal setting, regular feedback sessions and appraisals.
  • Understand and address the training needs of staff supervised.
  • Ensure discipline within the staff supervised.
General:
  • Undertake reasonable requests made by company including flexible hours, location and responsibilities.
  • Ensure knowledge of and compliance to all policies of the company.
  • Adhere to company values of excellence, integrity and professionalism.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Monthly Bank Reconciliation completed and available for review by 5th date of the following month.
  • Monthly Statutory returns filed by 10th date of the following month and payment by the 14th of the following month.
  • All staff operational advances properly reconciled with outstanding advances not exceeding 30 days or else, escalated.
  • Monthly finance report submitted by 13th date of the following month
  • Facilitate annual external audit and close with unqualified audit report opinion by 30th October of every year.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • 2nd stage of full ACCA/CPA qualification
  • Proficiency in use of QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Three years of accounting experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in the hospitality sector is an added advantage.
  • Highly organized and disciplined.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Leader of self and others.
  • Personable and good team player.
  • Committed to learning and to training others.

How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 13th April 2018

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