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Published: Sep 15, 2022 (18 days ago)

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We are looking for a highly skilled, experienced University Accountant to join our young and growing company. In this position, you will be responsible for the accounting department, delegating responsibilities equally to staff, and ensuring that all current Ugandan laws and company procedures are upheld. You will also be required to take large amounts of accounting information, perform analysis, and suggest possible improvements. Success in this role entails having in-depth knowledge in accounting and its related functions such as ledger accounts, financial statements, and cost control systems.


Our Ideal Candidate

Our Ideal candidate would need to have the following key attributes:

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

CPA- certification

Minimum of 5+ years of experience in an accounting position


Job Qualifications and skills

Previous experience working in Accountant, specifically the management team and other accounting functions

A proper understanding of tax regulations and compliance

Strong proficiency in SAP or other accounting software required

Exceptional business acumen

Skilled in Microsoft suite; proficient in complex accounting systems

Highly skilled in budgeting and bookkeeping

Outstanding written and oral communication skills

High attention to detail

Team Bonuses

Medical Insurance

Great work-life balance


Responsibilities

We are looking for a highly skilled, experienced University Accountant to join our young and growing company. In this position, you will be responsible for the accounting department, delegating responsibilities equally to staff, and ensuring that all current Ugandan laws and company procedures are upheld. You will also be required to take large amounts of accounting information, perform analysis, and suggest possible improvements. Success in this role entails having in-depth knowledge in accounting and its related functions such as ledger accounts, financial statements, and cost control systems.


Our Ideal Candidate

Our Ideal candidate would need to have the following key attributes:

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

CPA- certification

Minimum of 5+ years of experience in an accounting position


Job Qualifications and skills

Previous experience working in Accountant, specifically the management team and other accounting functions

A proper understanding of tax regulations and compliance

Strong proficiency in SAP or other accounting software required

Exceptional business acumen

Skilled in Microsoft suite; proficient in complex accounting systems

Highly skilled in budgeting and bookkeeping

Outstanding written and oral communication skills

High attention to detail

Team Bonuses

Medical Insurance

Great work-life balance


1. Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual budget execution reports

2. Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all financial transactions

3. Recording, classifying, and summarizing financial transactions and events in accordance with accepted local accounting principles and financial reporting standards

4. Using various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data for accounting and reporting purposes

5. Raising any abnormality in the disbursement of the organisation’s funds with management

6. The computation and payment of staff salaries monthly

7. Advising and assisting management in the compilation and control of university budgets

8. Reconciliation of bank statements

9. Ensuring appropriate financial control in compliance with relevant legislation

10. Advising on the improvement of financial management systems, internal control systems, the use of financial management software, and the medium-term and program budgeting

11. Cooperation with external auditors to carry out annual external auditing


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