Accounts Officer Job Opportunities – Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)

Job Title:      Accounts Officer
Organisation: Eastern
Africa Grain Council (EAGC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
Program Manager
Ref No.: EAGC/UG/HR/2018-001
About US:
The Eastern Africa Grain
Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered in Kenya with
country offices in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Rwanda. Our members are key stakeholders
and players in the grain value chain including cereal growers, millers and
processors drawn from within the Eastern Africa Region and beyond. Our core
mandate is to develop and promote orderly structured marketing systems and
provide market information for grains so as to reduce transaction costs and
eliminate barriers’ to regional trade.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Book Keeping:
  • Tasked
    with preparing supplier payments and submission for authorization in
    accordance with the finance policy on payments.
  • Recording
    authorized transactions in the accounting system and ensures efficient,
    proper and transparent financial filing systems of all documents relating
    to finance are maintained.
  • Prepare
    receipts for all income received from Customers and recording promptly in
    the accounting system.
Debtor and Supplier Management:
  • Prepare
    Customer Invoices and follow up on the payment.
  • Ensure
    that all supplier payments are completed with the credit policy terms
    agreed with suppliers.
  • Maintain,
    update and continually reconcile the Debtor and Supplier Statements.
Financial Reporting &
  • Prepare
    and examine accounting records, financial statements, and other financial
    reports and ensure accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and
    procedural standards.
  • Preparation
    of monthly bank reconciliations within the timelines for all bank
  • Carrying
    out banking activities and managing relationship between EAGC and the
  • Budgeting
    and budget management in liaison with the program teams.
  • Payroll
  • Preparing
    the staff payroll and remittance of all statutory deductions in compliance
    with the regulations.
  • Timely
    Remittance of staff pension benefits and PAYE with the relevant
  • Adherence
    Internal Controls
  • Coordinate
    internal and external audit activities at Country level to ensure a
    successful audit.
  • Ensuring
    compliance and enforcement of internal policies, donor regulations and
    budget restrictions on all projects.
  • Ensure
    that proper authorization is obtained for all fund disbursements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounts, Finance or
    related field
    Professional Qualifications
  • Three
    years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency
    in computer applications such as MS Office and Accounting software
  • Strong
    knowledge and experience of institutional donor funding requirements
  • Good
    team player.
  • High
    integrity, initiative and highly organised.
  • Capacity
    to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to
    assume a range of unanticipated assignments.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications demonstrating how their qualifications
& experience match our requirements. It should include an updated C.V.,
your current remuneration package, valid email address, daytime contact number
and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number to:
Deadline: 26th January 2018
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