Fresh Graduate Accountant Career Jobs – Eleglance Finance Ltd

Job Title:     Accountant
Organisation: Eleglance
Finance Ltd
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
About US:
Eleglance Finance Ltd is a fully licensed financial institution
licensed by the Bank of Uganda.
Job Summary: The Accountant will
ensure and provide accurate and timely financial and statistical information
required by management to make day to day and short term decisions. The incumbent
will keep track and control all income and expenditure, assets and obligations
of EFL as well as comply with all statutory requirements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
1. Statutory Accounts and Audit:
  • Enters and records financial information
    that allows the preparation and presentation of the financial condition of
    the company in accordance with international accounting standards. Assist
    in obtaining response to management letter issues after audit.
  • Facilitate the preparation of the reports
    and information needed for the external auditors to conduct interim and
    final audits.
2. Budgeting, budgetary control and analysis: 
  • Support the MD in preparation of accurate
    and timely forecasts and variance reports.
  • Regularly monitors that all expenditures
    are according to budget.  
  • Advises on cost control mechanisms in the
    event of negative budget variances.
3. Payments – preparation of Cheque / Cash/Savings account payments:
  • Preparation of payment vouchers and
    verification of documentation prior to disbursements.   Handling petty cash payments and
    monitoring of petty cash balances.
  • Follow up on accountability for advances
    to staff and prepare an updated schedule
  • Proper filing- of all payment vouchers and
    support documents in chronological order.
 4. Management reporting;
  • Preparation of the daily performance
    monitoring report
  • Summarises current financial status by
    preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement e.t.c All reporting as
    determined from time to time by management or board of trustees
5. Payroll and Staff Benefits:
  • In charge of the preparation of the
    payroll, posting of staff salaries and benefits 
  • Preparation and posting of salary advances
    and staff loans in strict conformity with policies and procedures.
  • Maintain an updated schedule of
    outstanding staff advances.
6. Preparation of Tax returns relating to Withholding tax for
suppliers, investments and savers, Stamp duty , LST etc. and provision of data
for Corporation tax computation – provisional and final e,g asset additions.
7. Fixed assets management: 
  • Maintaining of itemized asset register per
    EFL branch as well as the general consolidated one. Identification of
    items for disposal and and maintaining a register of the same
  • Identification of additions and
    maintaining a register of the same. Doing physical verification of assets
    i.e stock taking on a quarterly basis.
 8. Receipts, Banking and
Reconciliation
  • Cash in Vault /treasury verification,
    receiving cash certificates Posting of inter branch receipts – receipts
    written from other locations.
  • Ensure teller accounts are reconciles to
    zero and follow up on any shortages or overages.
9. Bank Reconciliations:
  • Reconciling all bank accounts.
  • Review Daily bank statements against bank
    ledgers for reconciliation purposes
  • Prepare monthly Bank Ledgers for
    reconciliation Monitor and effect changes in bank account signatories and
    agents
10. Maintains financial Security by following the established internal
control system. 
11. Provide coaching, mentoring and support to EFL Branch Operations
(Branch Support) Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Accounting and Finance, commerce/business
    administration/economics, major in accounting being a desirable; from a
    reputable university or any other related course. Fresh graduate with
    little or no experience in accounting.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Knowledge of related accounting
    principles, and tax laws
  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory
    banking compliance regulations is an added advantage Excellent written and
    interpersonal communication skills with procedures, write reports and
    correspondence, speak clearly to third parties and employees.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize
    work.
  • Self-driven and result – oriented
  • Demonstrate the highest level of ethical
    behaviour.
  • Remain flexible in order to adapt to
    changes in work environment.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive
    information.
  • Possess a work ethic that includes
    neatness, punctuality, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Basic computer skills, including e-mail,
    word processing and spread sheets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to
    facilitate interaction with the clients and other staff.
  • A mature Female individual aged between 22
    – 25 years 
  • Good practical knowledge of commonly used
    computer software like Ms. Word, Excel with strong oral communication
    skills
  • Languages; English is a
    priority; Langi and any other language is an added advantage. Any other
    related field
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their application letters,
updated curriculum vita, current salary information, copies of academic
transcripts and certificates, including contacts and details of at least three
professional referees to: info@eleglancefinance.co.ug
NB: Please clearly
indicate the position you are applying for in subject on E-mail.
Deadline: 21st August,
2016

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