Accountant Jobs – Daks Couriers Limited

Job Title:  Accountant
Organisation: Daks Couriers
Limited
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager
About Daks:
Daks Couriers Limited is the leading local courier company in Uganda
with over 10 years of successful Courier business in Uganda and the Great Lakes
Region with partners worldwide, providing great shipping experience to our
clients.  Currently with stakes in
Transport, Warehousing, Freight Forwarding, the vision of the company is to
become the best Courier and Logistics Company in the country and region as a
whole through excellent customer service, steady continuous improvement and
technological advancement.
Job Summary: The Accountant
will ensure excellent administration and control of the finance function giving
priority to effective internal controls and profitability of the business.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare annual budgets by 31st January
    every year.
  • Oversee the preparation of annual audits
    and ensure final approved audit reports are ready by February of the
    following year
  • The incumbent will draft and ensure
    implementation of sound financial policies.
  • Ensure achievement of company financial
    goals through timely reporting, scheduling of expenditures, analyzing
    adverse variances and initiating corrective action among others.  
  • Prepare weekly and monthly financial
    reports on a timely basis.
  • Take lead of the company in avoiding legal
    challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation and by
    recommending new financial and internal control procedures.
  • Guide other departments into interpreting
    accounting policies and drafting departmental annual budgets.
  • Supervise and ensure that all accounting
    records are maintained on time and kept safely.
  • Update and maintain utmost confidentiality
    of all financial information at all times.
  • Keenly monitor all departmental
    expenditures to ensure adherence to approved budget.
  • The incumbent will ensure that all
    statutory financial obligations are settled within the recommended time.
  • Ensure that credit customers are invoiced
    immediately after completing the job.
  • Supervise all accounts staff, liaise with
    Human Resource Manager for all staff related issues that will include
    recruitment, promotions, welfare, training, motivation among others.
  • The incumbent will ensure that all verbal
    and written external queries from Customers and suppliers are responded to
    immediately with proof.
  • Ensure that procurement procedures are
    adhered to as stipulated in the Quality manual.
  • Supervise all Accounts Assistants
  • Approve Annual Departmental budgets
  • Supervise external auditors
  • Reprimand Accounts personnel or suggest
    corrective actions on any employee involved in financial impropriety.
  • Send weekly finance report
  • Perform any other duty as will be assigned
    by the Supervisor from time to time.
     
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Annual audit reports must be ready by
    February of the following year
  • Strict implementation and adherence to
    approved annual departmental budgets.
  • Weekly reports must be submitted by
    Saturday every week.
     
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Daks Couriers
    Accountant job placement must hold a first Class Bachelor’s degree
    majoring in Business or Accounting qualification.
  • Professional Accounting qualification such
    as ACCA, CPA, CIMA  is a must
  • At least five years’ experience in the
    same or similar position
  • Hands on Computer knowledge with use of
    accounting package, preferably Tally ERP9, Navision.
  • Customer care, team building, performance
    management
  • Good team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent financial report writing skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver or
send their updated CVs to info@dakscouriers.com
Deadline: 31st April 2017
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