Senior Accountant Jobs – Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Limited (PUAL)

Job Title:   Senior Accountant
Organization: Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Limited
(PUAL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Director
          
About US:
Phoenix
of Uganda Assurance Company Limited (PUAL) is an Insurer with regional presence
in East Africa. PUAL is a member of the Mauritius Union Group and has offices
in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.
Job Summary: The Senior Accountant manages the Accounts team
and is responsible for oversight of all accounting systems and procedures,
including performance management, ensuring compliance with governing
regulations. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for the implementation
of accounts policies and procedures. The incumbent will work closely with the
senior management Team, in the service of ensuring that the organization meets
its goals, development and implementation of strategies and systems. The Senior
Accountant assists with preparing company financial statements duties such as cash,
cheque and records management, data analysis, vendor payments and accounting compliance
work in support of tax and office activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Achieves accounting operation objectives by computing
    accounting information and making recommendations for strategic plans and
    reviews; preparing and completing audits, determining system improvements
    to promote efficiency and quality.
  • Preparing and submitting periodic reports for
    management and external agencies.
  • Meets accounting financial objectives by
    forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget for the company; scheduling
    expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Confirms financial status by monitoring
    revenue and expenses in line with departmental budgets.
  • In charge of coordinating the collection,
    consolidation, and evaluation of financial data and preparing special
    reports.
  • Updates and maintains accounting controls by
    establishing a chart of accounts; defining accounting policies and
    procedures.
  • Guides other departments by researching and
    interpreting the accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations
    to operational issues demonstrating sound judgment in decision making.
  • Maintains financial security by establishing
    internal controls.
  • Avoids legal challenges by understanding
    current and proposed legislation; enforcing accounting regulations;
    recommending new procedures.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping
    information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational
    opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal
    networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization
    mission by completing related results as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Finance, Accounting, or Business Management.
  • Professional accounting qualifications i.e. ACCA/CPA
  • At least three years’ management experience
    with a Financial Institution (Insurance).
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory laws.
  • Worked in an information technology enabled
    environment.
How to Apply:
All
candidates are encouraged to send their applications via E-mail or post to:
Phoenix Assurance of Uganda, Workers’ House, 8th Floor, Pilkington Road, P.O.
Box 70149, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 8th March 2016
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