Accountant (2 Vacancies) – Wood Processing Company

Organization: Wood Processing Company
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Reliable Corporate Solutions (RCS) is a
performance enhancement firm known for people and organization development. We
specialize in developing and strengthening organization systems through
research and information interpretation, behavioral and attitude change, Staff
training, Recruitment, and R & D. They would like to recruit for a valuable
client, a Wood Processing Company.
Job Summary:  The Accountants will support the  Wood Processing Company by providing a variety
of professional level accounting duties including preparing, maintaining,
analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions,
statements, records, and reports; maintains the accuracy of the  ledgers and subsidiary financial systems;
assisting in the preparation of assigned budgets, annual audit, and year end
closing; and providing highly responsible staff assistance to assigned
management staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
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Carry
out a variety of professional accounting functions supporting operations;
maintain accuracy of general, revenue, and expenditure ledgers and subsidiary
financial systems.
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In charge
of reconciling financial ledgers and records; prepare financial statements and
reports, general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules; research and
resolve discrepancies.
·        
Regularly
review and audit all accounts payable, purchase orders, cash receipts, business
licenses, payroll, utility billing, and other accounting records and
transactions; ensure money is posted to correct accounts and that all accounts
balance.
·        
Offer
technical support in the development of the annual budget; assist in the review
and validation of the annual budget; create a variety of spreadsheets,
documents, and graphs; assist in preparing the final budget document for
approval by City Council.
·        
In charge
of preparing bank reconciliations and related journal entries for a variety of
accounts.
·        
Prepare
a variety of monthly, periodic, and annual financial and statistical reports
and account summaries; prepare treasurer reports; prepare and file annual State
Controllers Report.
·        
Render
support in the preparation of year end closings and accompanying financial
reports.
·        
Perform
grant accounting work related to state or grant agency funding; maintain
records for audit purposes.
·        
Maintain
and track fixed asset inventory control records for the City.
·        
Participate
in the year-end audit; compile and prepare supporting schedules, work papers,
and financial reports as requested by auditors.
·        
Responsible
for preparing property tax remittances for payment.
·        
Quickly
respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within
the area of assignment; resolve issues in an efficient and timely manner.
·        
Provide
responsible staff assistance to management staff; perform special department
projects as assigned.
·        
Serve
as department liaison to various City committees as necessary.
·        
Perform
any related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The
ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting,
B.com, or finance degree from an accredited college or university.
·        
Hold
professional qualifications like ACCA.
·        
A minimum of five years’ progressive experience performing journey to complex accounting and
finance work, preferably in a municipal setting.
·        
Working
knowledge of Operations, services and activities of a general accounting
program.
·        
Knowledge
of the principles and practices of accounting and auditing including general
ledger, debit, credit, journal entries and audit procedures.
·        
Working
knowledge of Principles and practices of governmental accounting.
·        
Proficiency
in Computerized accounting and financial systems.
·        
Working
knowledge of the methods and techniques of analyzing general ledgers and
preparing journal entries.
·        
Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles.
·        
Principles
of municipal budget preparation and control.
·        
Working
knowledge of Methods and techniques of preparing financial reports and
statements.
·        
Working
knowledge of Principles and practices of financial record keeping and
reporting.
·        
Working
knowledge of Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.
·        
Detailed
knowledge of Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and
applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and
databases.
·        
Ability
to perform a variety of professional accounting and financial analysis functions.
·        
Complete
detailed accounting transactions.
·        
Ability
to reconcile and adjust financial statements with the general ledger.
·        
Skills
in the preparation and maintenance of accurate financial statements, records
and reports.
·        
Ability
to effectively perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.
·        
Budget
development skills
·        
Ability
to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and associated
word processing and spreadsheet applications.
·        
Ability
to keenly analyze complex financial transactions and formulas.
·        
Solve
practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists.
·        
Interpret
and apply applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
·        
Maintain
efficient and effective financial systems and procedures.
·        
Ability
to examine and verify financial documents and reports.
·        
Ability
to work independently in the absence of supervision.
·        
Ability
to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
·        
Communicate
clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
·        
Establish
and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course
of work.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates who
wish to apply should send their CVs via Email to; office@rcsconsult.net.
Deadline: 14th July, 2015

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