Alliance One US International Careers – Financial Accountant

Organisation: Alliance
One International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 732
About Us:
Alliance One International which
provides worldwide service to large cigarette manufacturers and is a leading
independent leaf tobacco merchant. Multinational manufacturers of consumer
tobacco products rely on independent merchants such as Alliance One to supply
the majority of their leaf. As a result Alliance One purchases tobacco in more
than 45 countries and serves manufacturers of cigarettes and other consumer
tobacco products in over 90 countries.
With its global headquarters in
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Alliance One proudly claims broad geographic
processing capabilities, a diversified product offering, and an established
customer base, which includes all of the major consumer tobacco product
manufacturers. They select, purchase, process, pack, store, ship, and, in
certain developing markets, provide agronomy expertise and financing for
growing leaf tobacco.
Alliance One’s revenues are
primarily comprised of sales of processed tobacco and fees charged for related
services to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products around the world. They
do not manufacture cigarettes or other consumer tobacco products.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. In charge of ensuring control
of SAP General Ledger Transactions Processing:
  • Proactively
    checks and posts vendor invoices that have been parked.
  • Checks
    and posts general Journal Entries that have been parked.
  • Checks
    and posts Petty Cash reimbursement journal entries that have been parked.
  • Maintains
    daily exchange rates in SAP for conversion of Uganda Shilling transactions
    to US Dollars.
2. Produce Timely and Accurate
Financial Reporting to Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Requirements
3. Monthly General Ledger
Reconciliations and their Review:
  • Prepares
    General Ledger Reconciliations and Reviews and approves those prepared by
    Subordinates on a monthly basis.
  • Obtains
    General ledger reconciliations under the responsibility of Operations
    Accountant, ensures they agree with the general ledger and files them.
  • Submits
    general ledger reconciliations file to the Financial Director for review
  • Clears
    all Review queries
4. Monthly Vendor
Reconciliations and Review:
  • Prepares
    Vendor Reconciliations between SAP and Vendor Statements, Reviews and
    approves those prepared by Subordinates on a monthly basis.
  • Quickly
    resolves all queries arising out of reconciliations
  • Control
    of Petty Cash Reimbursement Claims
  • Checks
    Petty cash reconciliations, payments list and supporting documentation to
    ensure expenditure is valid and correctly allocated to SAP General Ledger
    accounts, and authorizes for payment to be prepared.
  • Works
    closely with Petty Cash custodians on expenditure items that require
    clarification and charges to personal accounts inadmissible expenditures.
5. Preparation of Bank
  • Reviews
    Accounts Payable listing for timely payments of suppliers
  • Ensures
    that bank payments are accurate and timely
  • Checks
    all bank payments before submission to authorized signatories.
  • Checks
    and submits bank reconciliations for approval
6. Checking and Approval of
Petty Cash Payments:
  • Checks
    and approves petty cash payments on the Lusaka main petty cash float.
  • Checks
    petty cash reimbursement requests from other branches before payment is
7. Payroll Preparation:
  • Prepares
    staff payroll (Permanent, Seasonal and Casual).
  • Prepares
    payroll journal entries and ensures processing in SAP after necessary
  • Obtains
    from various branches details about terminations, leave, recruitments and
    update payroll.
8. Preparation and Review of
Bank Reconciliations:
  • Obtains
    Bank Statements, prepares Bank Reconciliations and Reviews and approves
    those prepared by Subordinates on a monthly basis.
  • Intuitively
    resolves all queries arising out of reconciliations
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a University Degree from a reputable
  • A
    full member of an International Accounting Professional body such as CPA,
    ACCA or its equivalent
  • The
    applicant must also be member of the Institute of Certified Public
    Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
  • At
    least three years post qualification experience preferably working with an
    Audit Firm.
  • Possess
    the ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Ability
    to plan and organize.
  • Ability
    to lead and work with and through teams.
  • Ability
    to influence and network with others.
  • Ability
    to take initiatives and act before being told.
  • Ability
    to identify and provide learning opportunities that enable others to reach
    their full potential.
  • Ability
    to identify and appreciate the values, concerns and feelings of others.
  • Ability
    to focus on key goals and deliver results.
  • Ability
    to focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability
    to pursue high standards in line with agreed organizational values and
    standards of professionalism.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications by clicking on this link.
Please upload the following in
your application; an updated CV / resume should include your contact
information and three work related references and a one page statement
describing your suitability for the role should be included.
Deadline: 2oth November 2014
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