UAP Insurance Jobs – Senior Accountant

Job Title:   Senior Accountant
Organisation: UAP Insurance
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Accountant
About US:
UAP Holdings Limited is the
pan-African Financial Services
Company with a primary purpose of acting as a holding company for the various
UAP businesses.
The Group’s origins in Kenya date back to the 1920’s when Provincial Insurance
Company of East Africa was incorporated. UAP Group embarked on a multi-phased
restructuring plan in 2006 to shift from a traditional non-life insurance
business to a broad-based Insurance and Financial Services Group. UAP Group has
grown into a Pan-African Financial Services Group with a geographical footprint
in six (6) countries namely Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The range of services and products have
grown beyond General Insurance to include Life Assurance, Property Investments,
Fund Management and related Financial Services such as insurance premium
financing, financial advisory and securities brokerage.
Job Summary:  The
Senior Accountant will be responsible for applying accounting principles and
procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial
reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Compile
    and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements
    including monthly and annual accounts
  • Ensure
    financial records are maintained in compliance with IFRS and accounting
    policies and procedures
  • Ensure
    all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • In
    charge of preparing financial management reports
  • Regularly
    review, approve and post all invoices to the system
  • Review
    all bank reconciliations
  • Actively
    monitor claim payments and ensure they are paid on time.
  • Ensure
    accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Establish
    and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control
    procedures
  • Quickly
    resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Continuous
    management and support of budget and forecast activities
  • Actively
    monitor and support taxation issues
  • Develop
    and maintain financial data bases
  • In
    charge of financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process
  • Ensure
    accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • Regularly
    analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and
    expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Analyze
    financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources
    and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions
    to business and financial problems
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold an Accounting degree or equivalent
  • At
    least three years’ experience in the management of financial systems and
    budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation
    and providing financial advice
  • Working
    knowledge of IFRS and accepted accounting practices and principles
  • Detailed
    knowledge of economic principles
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of auditing practices and principles
  • Knowledge
    of applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of related computer applications
  • Keen
    attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent
    planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Information
    and task monitoring
  • Excellent
    problem analysis
  • Judgment
    and problem-solving
  • Past
    supervisory skills
  • Stress
    tolerance
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to
join the Insurance industry should send their applications via Email with an
undated CV and cover letter to liferecruit@uap.co.ug.
Deadline: 11th April
2015 by 5PM

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