2 Accountant Job Placements – African Rural University (ARU)

Organisation: African Rural
University (ARU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: University
About US:
African Rural University (ARU) was founded in 2011 by Uganda Rural
Development and Training Programme (URDT). ARU is promoting a life orientation
that enables people to create their own desired circumstances, become change
agents and rural entrepreneurs. The university introduces all students to
technologies for creating and systems thinking techniques that enable all
participants have a deep understanding and relevant skills for innovations in
rural development. The African Rural University for women provides
transformational education to create effective change agents and makers within
an African development context.
Job Summary: The Accountant
will be tasked with maintenance of up-to-date financial records of all types;
operational expenses, salaries, donations, capital expenditures, investments,
cash flow, utilities in compliance with accepted accounting principles and
procedures stipulated in the Finance Manual to ensure that the financial
systems & controls are maintained and upheld International accounting
principles are upheld. The incumbent will also ensure timely budgeting,
reporting, Up-to-date books of accounts, support team learning and team work
Key Duties and
  • Maintaining accounting controls by
    preparing and recommending amendments to policies and procedures for
    management attention.
  • Tasked with the verification and
    certification of accurate transactions in accordance with the standard
  • In charge of the preparation of asset,
    liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account
  • Financial books and ledgers as stipulated
    in the ARU Finance Manual, related files and documents are up dated and
    kept in a proper manner.
  • Budgeting:
    • Guiding the university
      budgeting process
    • Cash flow projections
    • Personal mastery and team
      work in the creation of long and short range plans for the University in
      collaboration with the University Secretary are demonstrated.
  • Ensure that on regular basis the
    following checks are done
    • Copy receipts are properly
      retained in the receipt books that they agree with cash book  entries.
    • Duplicate bank-pay-in slips
      agree with entries in the Cashbook and bank statements.
    • Details listed in the
      cashbook and checkbooks agree.
    • Check dates and details of
      petty cash entries and castings.
    • Journal entries and forward
      for approval 
    • Castings in the cashbook to
      assess validity of balances carried forward f) Accuracy of bank
      reconciliation statements
  • Reporting:
    • Monthly bank reconciliation
    • Send monthly financial management
      reports for attention of budget reviewers by 10th of every month
    • Quarterly finance reports and
      cash flow projections by the 15th day of the new quarter;
    • The annual Trial Balance is
    • Readily provide information
      for internal audits and external auditing.
    • Filing relevant returns to
      URA, NSSF and Registrar of Companies within stipulated deadlines
  • Supervision
    • Provide guidance, Supervision
      and appraisal of Accounts Assistants.
    • Support the procurement and
      stores systems functionality
    • Maintains professional and
      technical knowledge 
    • Actively contribute to team
      work and demonstrate team learning
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s degree either in B.Com, or BBA (Accounting & Finance);
  • Professional qualification i.e. ACCA, CPA
    level two as an added advantage;  
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    related job roles
  • Familiarity with electronic accounting
    software/ systems/databases; 
  • Willingness to live and work in Kagadi
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their
application letters, updated CVs together with copies of academic transcripts
and testimonials to: The University Secretary African Rural University P.O. Box
16253 Kampala Plot 617, Rubaga Kibuga Block, Right-off Southern gate City
Parents Basiima Campus Tel: +256-794150999 Or Main Office Kagadi Campus P.O.
Box 24 Tel: +256-793150990/1/2 Kagadi District, Uganda Or E-mail your
application to: hr@aru.ac.ug 
Deadline: 28th February 2017 by
4:00 p.m
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