Entry Level Financial Accountant Jobs – AgDevCo

Organization: AgDevCo
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Group
Financial Controller
About US:
AgDevCo was
established in 2009 as a social impact investor and project developer operating
exclusively in the agriculture sector in Africa. Our mission is to reduce
poverty and improve food security. We do this by investing in farming, food
processing and marketing enterprises, which have the potential to make a major
positive social impact. We also provide technical support and specialist agricultural
advice to management teams. Over the past five years, AgDevCo has grown to become
a leading investor in the African SME agriculture sector, with headquarters in London
and offices in Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia and Uganda (opened
in Sept’ 15). We have committed over $50 million in 47 companies since our
inception.
Job Summary:  The Financial Accountant will prepare and
maintain financial and management accounting information; and provide high
quality support service to Country Manager and group functions. Specifically,
the incumbent will be in charge of carrying out tasks as necessary with
relation to the establishment and registration of the new Ugandan company. He /
she will also be responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Ugandan
books of account and preparation of monthly management and annual statutory
accounts. The job holder will be in charge of designing and maintaining a
robust system of internal financial controls based on the Group model.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will be performing bookkeeping,
payroll, VAT filing and compliance, and timesheet systems
·        
Responsible for the production of the Ugandan
management accounts
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Responsible for analysing business unit results and
variances and providing feedback to management
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Maintaining and enhancing the integrity and
efficiency of the accounting systems and ensuring sound internal controls.
·        
Render support in the collation of financial
information for donor reports in conjunction with project staff
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Ensuring the integrity of the balance sheet via
regular analysis and reconciliation
·        
In charge of the preparation of the annual budget
and management of the budgeting process
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Preparation of audit and annual accounts.
·        
Ensuring compliance with all local statutory filing
requirements.
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The incumbent will also support with Office
Administration duties
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant should hold a recognised professional
accounting qualification
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A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role
·        
Prior experience and understanding of both private
corporate and not-for-profit accounting
·        
Excellent communication skills to enable effective
working with other finance professionals and operational staff
·        
Excellent spoken and written English
·        
Working knowledge IFRS and local payroll and tax
legislation
·        
Computer literacy particularly in Excel and Word is
mandatory
·        
Prior experience with working in an international organization
is desired
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the needs of an
organisation investing in private sector companies along with international
development goals is desired
·        
Familiarity with Aqilla accounting software and
Salesforce CRM is an added advantage
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda should
send their updated CVs and cover letters with reference “Financial Accountant
Uganda” explaining why you would be suitable for the role to
careers@agdevco.com
NB: If you don’t hear from us within 10 working days,
it means your application has been unsuccessful.

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