Payables Accountant Jobs – Hima Cement Ltd.

Job Title: Payables Accountant

Organisation: Hima Cement Ltd.

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reporting line: Payables Controller

Vacancy Code: PAX01


About US:

Hima Cement Ltd. is a subsidiary of Bamburi Cement Ltd. which is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group. LafargeHolcim is the leading producer of building materials in the world. At Hima Cement, our Vision is “To be the preferred provider of cement and concrete based building solutions in East Africa with a strong focus on customer experience.”


Hima Cement works with all actors in the building and construction industry in Uganda – manufacturing and supplying a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Hima is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients.


Job Summary:  This role is responsible for general ledger accounting, payables and tax compliance for Hima Cement Limited. The function reports into the Payables Controller and works a lot in collaboration with the procurement department, various department end users and suppliers


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enforcing the payments policy. Processing supplier invoices, generating payments and managing relationships with suppliers by dealing with queries.
  • Compiling monthly payments forecast in all payment currencies for the related suppliers
  • Perform reconciliation of specific suppliers as agreed with the Payables Controller.
  • Ensuring that all vendor records, invoices, statements, delivery notes and correspondence are appropriately maintained and filed.
  • Support the Payables Controller in ensuring controls around the payment processes are adequate and are correctly applied in practice
  • Support the Payables Controller in ensuring controls around the payment processes are adequate and are correctly applied in practice.
  • Monthly accrual of expenditure not booked with approval of the Finance Manager and or Country controller.
  • Clear all accounts that should be cleared.
  • GL reconciliations for the GLs assigned and signed off by the Finance manager
  • Management and monitoring of debit balances and supplier advances both for AP and GRIR respectively to ensure these are properly tracked and reconciled for closure.
  • Ensure that the various taxes are applied to the letter of the law i.e. Input VAT on supplier invoices, reverse VAT and withholding taxes ensuring compliance thereon

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must be a Graduate of a Business related course i.e. BBA/BCOM. ACCA/CPA (U) will be of added advantage
  • Two to three years of experience in busy commercial environment/FMCG involving import/export
  • Strong knowledge of the accounting regulatory framework and standards is an added advantage.
  • Good computer knowledge, especially in an ERP environment and reporting tools (Good knowledge in the FI module of SAP. Good knowledge of common spreadsheet applications desirable)
  • Self-driven, results oriented.
  • High level of integrity
  • Good communication skills across the business
  • Able to plan and prioritise
  • Experience in managing dead- lines and work load
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Should be innovate and excellent team player with good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Comfortable dealing with people and a good listener
  • Reliable, tolerant & determined
  • Able to work extended hours when required
  • Flexibility to work anywhere within Uganda is added advantage


How to Apply:

Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the

above position, should send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any),

present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address (Email your  application  and  CV  to     and let’s  save  the environment).


Key Notes:

  • Hima Cement Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Qualified females are greatly encouraged to apply
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


The Human Resource Manager – Corporate

Hima Cement Ltd

Plot 838, Namanve Industrial Area.

P.O Box 7230

Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 20th March 2022


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