Assistant Accountant Career Vacancy – CIC Insurance Group Ltd

Organisation: CIC
Insurance Group Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
About CIC:
CIC Africa (Uganda) Limited
(“the Company”) was incorporated on 22nd August, 2014 as a joint
venture CIC Insurance Group Ltd of Kenya, and the cooperative movement of
Uganda. The Company was incorporated to carry on all kinds of insurance
business and all kinds of guarantee and indemnity business.
Job Summary: The
Assistant Accountant will be responsible for the provision of professional
financial and accounting services in accordance to International Accounting
Standards and work guidelines for CIC Africa-Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Enter
    transactions and update the general ledgers
  • Prepare
    audit schedules and reports
  • Quickly
    respond to customers queries
  • Compute
    and update reserves
  • Intuitively
    monitor and follow up receivables
  • Document
    manual accounting process for automation
  • Prepare
    and lodge statutory schedules and returns
  • Ensure
    that sound accounting principles and controls are applied to all financial
  • Ensure
    processing of tax schedules and timely submission of associated returns.
  • Actively
    coordinate the audit process, attend to audit queries and implement audit
  • Monitor
    Company’s inflows and outflows, liaising with banks, cash flow reporting
    and forecasting.
  • Ensure
    timely preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • In
    charge of authorizing payments.
  • Ensure
    prompt preparation and review of bank reconciliations.
  • Monitor
    and review existing financial controls
  • Ensure
    safe custody of company assets.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Assistant Accountant should hold a First Degree; BCOM (Accounting option) Business
    Administration or equivalent
  • Professional
    Accounting Qualifications i.e. CPA or ACCA or equivalent.
  • A
    minimum of three or more years in a supervisory position, at a busy
    accounting function in finance sector but preferably in the insurance
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. Microsoft Office, experience with computerised
    accounting applications preferably Turnquest and AIMS.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills.
  • Strong
    analytical skills.
  • Conversant
    with issues related to the insurance industry, (Income tax and Insurance
  • Conversant
    with IFRS, accounting, taxation and commercial laws.
  • Keen
    attention to detail.
  • High
    degree of Integrity
  • Honest
  • Highly
    Self driven.
  • Possess
    a high degree of flexibility
  • Be
    a good team Leader
  • Show
    fairness and objectivity in work
  • Highly
  • Dynamic
  • Highly
  • Ability
    to work under pressure
How to Apply: 
All candidates who possess the
necessary professional and academic qualifications are encouraged to send an
updated resume to the address below indicating “Ref: Application for Assistant
Accountant” in the subject of your email the job title.
Send to: The Group Human
Resources Manager, CIC Insurance Group Ltd via E-mail to:
Deadline: 5th December, 2014.
Please note only short listed candidate will be contacted. If you do not hear
from us by 31st December, 2014 consider your application unsuccessful.

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