Location: Kampala, Uganda
Department: Finance
Type: Contracted to Full Time
Min. Experience: Experienced

Reports to:         FINANCE MANAGER

Job purpose: Conduct GL reviews, extracting modular schedules to ensure accurate data capture, carrying out sub ledger reconciliations and advising on adjusting journals to correct any variances. Manage the end month closure processes, monitoring completion of all scheduled tasks.  Support departmental budgeting and submit extracts for consolidation in the country budget. Extract WHT & VAT schedules and review these for completeness.

Key Duties / Functions

Financial Data Quality & Audits; Ensure General Ledger integrity, working through modular schedules to produce complete and accurate projects and grants financial reports. Balance sheet accounts reconciliations. Maintaining the month end closure schedule

Budgeting Process; Collaborate with department heads on budgeting, sharing final extracts for Country budget consolidation.  Generate and share projects and grants budget vs actual reports with detailed variance explanations, disseminate information required for grants proposal budgeting

Tax Compliance; Extract & review WHT & VAT schedules to ensure matching with filed returns.  Drawing variance reports for consideration in next period filing

Fixed Asset Management; Maintenance of Fixed Asset register; updating for additions and disposals.  Ensure engraving of all assets and computation of monthly depreciation

Correspondences; Liaise with other internal & external stakeholders regarding financial matters

Policy Implementation; Actively participate in financial operations’ policies & SOP formation & implementation

Junior Staff Supervision; Supervision of financial accountants

Education and Experience:

Discipline / Specialization:          Accounting and Finance

Professional Certifications /Qualification: ACCA: CPA: CFA – Preferred

Experience: Over 5 years in Accounting and Finance management

Skill set

Interpersonal Skills, Administrative skills, Communication Skills, Team leader/player, Computer usage – good with spreadsheets (Accounting software), Reporting & Analytical Skills, Multi-tasker & meeting deadlines, accounting bookkeeping skills, Resourceful, Flexible and pays attention to details.

Decision making and accountability

  • Advise on required adjusting journal to the GL
  • Propose asset disposals and replacement for asset that reach their scrap date
  • Describe the type of decisions made by this job that impact processes, clients and people e.g. modifying approval procedures, taking disciplinary action, staff re-deployment, feedback to give to client etc.)
  • Review drawn GL modular schedules and advise on necessary journal adjustments
  • Couching, mentoring and on job training of Junior staff
  • Recommend adjustments on tax schedules from variance analysis between extracts and the tax returns
  • Give Feedback & recommend disciplinary action for Junior staff