Accountant Job Vacancy – Embassy of Sweden

Job Title:     Accountant
Organization: Embassy of
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Accounting
Officer (Head of Administration)
About Embassy:
The Embassy of
Sweden in Kampala is the diplomatic mission of the Kingdom of Sweden whose mandate
is to promote Swedish-Ugandan relations through political dialogue, development
cooperation, trade and investment, cultural exchange and through service to
Swedish and foreign citizens with issues related to Swedish authorities. Sweden
is strengthening its engagement with Uganda in the area of trade and
investment, and has embarked on a new programming period of its bilateral
development cooperation.
 The Accountant will be responsible
for the Embassy of Sweden’s bookkeeping, main cash till and ensures that liquid
assets and financial statements are kept in a secure manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Manage all payments, prepare vouchers and take care
of the day-to-day bookkeeping in accordance with generally accepted accounting
Manages salary administration for the locally employed
Prepare monthly accounts (bank reconciliations etc.)
and financial follow-ups;
Ensure good internal control and accountability.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Embassy of Sweden Accountant
vacancy should hold an academic degree in accounting, or equivalent;
A minimum of five years of relevant professional
experience as a book-keeper or accountant;
Working knowledge of relevant accounting software
and Excel.
Excellent analytical capacity and skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of
working in a multicultural environment;
Ability to adhere to rules and regulations of the Embassy
of Sweden;
Motivation to promote Swedish policies and values;
Excellent command of English;
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates are encouraged to e-mail their updated CVs and cover letter
explaining suitability for the post and how they meet the requirements,
including three professional referees and copies of certificates to the address
Please clearly
mark in subject field or on envelope: “Embassy of Sweden – Accountant”
E-mail to:
Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante
Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405,
Kampala, Uganda
NB: Attachments may not be more than 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 disqualification.
Deadline: Monday 14th December 2015 by
5:00 Pm
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