Financial Accountant – UMEME

UMEME Limited Is a major investment of Actis’ Infrastructure 2 fund.
Actis is a leading investor in the emerging markets, investing exclusively in
Asia, Africa and Latin America. Presently Actis manages over US$4.8bn worth of
investment on behalf of more than 100 institutional investors. The Commonwealth
Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom, a UK Government-owned
company, is the largest investor in Actis’ infrastructure 2 fund and as such
has a relationship with UMEME Ltd indirectly through Actis.
As a responsible employer UMEME is committed to providing competitive
employment terms to its employees, in addition to providing safe and reliable
electricity, improving customer service, minimising energy losses and operating
in a cost effective manner. To help in achieving these goals UMEME is looking
to recruit individuals with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill
the positions described below
Financial Accountant

The Financial Accountant is responsible for transaction recording and
generation of information used for periodic reporting, in compliance with IFRS.
This is a senior role, responsible for maintaining appropriate accounting
principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate financial reports are
delivered to tight deadlines. The Financial Accountant will report to the
Financial Controller and supervise four accountants, who in turn supervise a
number of accounting assistants. The Financial Accountant will have contact
with senior-level managers and key stakeholders, which requires strong
interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
Key Responsibilities
  •  Supervise transaction accounting for
    fixed assets, payables, revenue, receivables, inventory and managing the
    capitalization of work in progress.
  • Ensure accurate, complete and timely
    monthly, quarterly and year end close of the company’s financial records,
  • Support budget and forecasting activities.
  • Monitor work in the finance department
    to ensure efficient procedures and use of resources.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding financial
    transactions and special reporting requests.
  • Provide mentoring and training to new
    and existing staff as needed to enhance professional development.
  • Support Financial Controller with
    special projects, external audit and workflow process improvements.
Qualifications & Attributes
  •  Qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CPA).
  •  Honours degree in Accounting, Business
    Administration (Finance), Commerce, Statistics or associated discipline.
  • More than three years prior supervisory
    experience in the areas of financial accounting and reporting, gained in a
    professional practice.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is essential.
    Experience in SUN Systems Accounting Package is added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory,
    customer service and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under
    pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS is
How to apply:
We are seeking professionals with integrity, who can be effective in a
busy work place and are outcome and solution focused.

To apply Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to
the address or e-mail below. Please mark your application: “Umeme – Position
Name” where you replace position name with the job you are applying for.
E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.

While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected
for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic
People Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405,
Kampala – Uganda E-mail:
Closing date is 5 PM on the 18th
of May 2012

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