Finance Jobs – Accountant at Wagagai Limited

Job Title: Accountant
Organisation: NFT Consult
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Business Development Manager
About NFT: 
NFT Consult, a leading HR Consultancy firm, seeks to recruit for it valuable client, Wagagai Limited, a floricultural farm that has diversified into propagation of chrysanthemum cuttings while exporting to the Netherlands. NFT Human Resource Solutions are customer tailored per industry requirements and are geared towards increased cost savings, process improvement leading to improved efficiency and effectiveness yet simultaneously strengthening quality and control of resources.
Job Summary: The Accountant will primarily be responsible for verifying and capturing financial information, preparing and  monitoring payments, invoicing, maintaining the fixed asset register,  assist in the preparation of reports and business analysis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Finance:
  • Intuitively reviewing the creditors and debtors ageing analysis on a regular basis
  • Verifying all the suppliers’ payments. Ensuring that all the payments have supporting documents
  • Checking the petty cash voucher before reimbursement whether the vouchers are fully supported by authentic documents and if the totals being reimbursed tally with the cheque to be drawn.
  • Preparing all the reconciliations of creditors and debtors
  • Coordination of sending of statements to customers
  • Debtors follow up:
  • Coordinate debtors meeting and proper filing of the minutes
  • Reviewing Bank Reconciliations on a daily basis
  • Checking on the accuracy of all credit notes
  • Approving customer invoices
  • Check and sign all debit notes raised by customers
  • Oversee distributors’ accounts
  • Ensuring all monthly JVs’ are passed accurately
  • Raising suppliers’ debit/credit notes
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the General Ledger
  • Ensuring the trial balance is accurate
  • Ensuring all PD cheques are banked when they are due
  • Ensuring that a follow up is made on bounced cheques
  • Preparing schedules for auditors (External, Internal or IPS auditors).
  • Coordination of preparation of cheques for banking and maintaining database of postdated cheques
  • Coordinate in the maintenance of a register of cheques received from customers along with bounced cheques or copies of the same.
  • Preparation of cost benefits analysis for various Investment proposals by the company
  • Analysis the company’s financial information for Key Performance indicators and advising management in the event of deviation.
2. Taxation Management:
  • Preparation and Submission of accurate of taxes (VAT, Excise Duty Returns, D.I.T, Import Duty etc.).This should be submitted before their respective due dates
  • Liaison and responding to various tax queries raised the URA.
  • Ensuring all tax files are maintained
3. Treasury/Foreign Currency Management:
  • Maintenance of the company‘s foreign currency account records.
  • Ensuring the rate of exchange in TALLY is updated on a monthly basis
  • Monthly USD bank reconciliation.
  • Computation of both realized and unrealized exchange gains and losses.
4. Payroll Management:
  • Supervising the preparation and checking of the company’s Payroll.
  • Ensuring casual wages are paid on time
  • Administering the company’s statutory (NSSF, NHIF, PENSION) and other deductions (HELB) and ensuring the same are remitted on time.
5. Accounting & Audit Preparation:
  • Preparing final accounts schedules for items in the Income Statement, Cash flow Statement and Balance Sheet.
  • Preparing Management Accounts Schedules on a monthly basis.
  • Processing Cash flow management with regard to collections and Supplier payment management.
  • Liaising with both external and internal auditors, oversee the management of the audit activities by giving appropriate documentation and ensure timely implementation of audit recommendations.
6. Administration:
  • Checking the Invoices if they have been properly invoiced using the correct price and discount and that the invoice is supported by a fully approved order form duly signed by the following people; BDM as proof of genuineness of the order, The dispatch in charge showing that the goods were loaded and dispatched, The accounts department credit approval.
  • Managing general routine accounting jobs such as daily cash count reconciliation with the cashier.
  • Assist in ensuring imported sugar arrives promptly in the factory.
  • Updating the Fixed Assets register.
  • Maintain a daily backup for all transactions
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the General Manager or Chief Accountant.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The Accountant must hold a Bachelor’ degree in relevant profession i.e. Finance, Business Administration, Commerce etc.
  • Professional Qualification i.e. ACCA, CPA is an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to report under tight deadlines
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in a busy working environment
  • Past exposure and experience handling tax matters and statutory obligations
  • Proficiency in any accounting software, payroll software and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Willingness to reside within 25KM from the head office
Age: below 35 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses. Please visit web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. The applications/CVs should be prepared in English and submitted in either MS Word or PDF format will be considered.

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