Finance Manager Job Placement – ACLAIM Africa Limited

Job Title:     Finance Manager
Organisation: ACLAIM Africa Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Scale:  UGX 6,500,000 /=
Reports to: General Manager
– Corporate Services
About US:
ACLAIM Africa Limited is a leadership and management consulting firm.
They would like to recruit for a valuable client, a key player in the Hospitality
Job Summary: The Finance
Manager will ensure that the organisation has a robust and excellent accounting
system that enables consistently accurate, timely and reliable financial
reporting to meet different stakeholder requirements.
Key Duties and
Strategy Planning and Implementation:
  • Provide input into the Strategic Planning
  • Design costing profile for the Lodges and
    advise on pricing to ensure a balance between competitiveness and
  • Develop budget preparation templates,
    share with the different department heads and guide them through the
    budgeting process.
  • Consolidate the different department
    budgets into a master budget for presentation to Management and the Board
    Audit Committee.
  • Relay approved budgets to Accountants for
    recording in the Accounting Software.
Financial Accounting and Internal Controls:
  • Support and implement internal control
    systems that safeguard GLS assets.
  • Lead the receipt, discussion and
    prioritization of payment requisitions in the weekly cash flow forecasting
  • Review and approve all payment vouchers
    with adequate supporting documents.
  • Review all financial transactions recorded
    in the Accounting Software to ensure that they are accurately, timely and
    efficiently captured to enhance reliable financial reports for
  • Monitor the staff operational advance
    accounts on a monthly basis to ensure that they are kept at a minimum.
  • Review and approve tax invoices before
    submission to clients.
  • Review bank reconciliation statements to
    ensure that errors or irregularities in the cashbooks or bank accounts are
    handled timely.
  • Have custody of the external back-ups of
    financial transactions in the Accounting Software.
  • Ensure that Accountants maintain up to
    date fixed assets register.
Management Accounting and Reporting:
  • Review monthly financial reports before
    being presented to management
  • Prepare and present analyzed quarterly
    financial reports to Board Audit Committee.
Working capital Management:
  • Prepare and monitor quarterly cash flow
  • Take the lead in debtor follow up to
    ensure alignment to credit policy.
Tax Management:
  • Review monthly payroll to ensure
    completeness, accuracy and timeliness
  • Monitor the tax tracker to ensure that
    Accountants are preparing, submitting and paying all relevant taxes and
    statutory payments (PAYE, LST, Corporate Tax, VAT and NSSF) timely.
  • Review tax control accounts in Accounting
    Software to ensure that they are cleared.
  • Provide technical expertise to the company
    for tax planning.
Audit Management:
  • Review all prepared files for statutory
    external audit before submission to the auditors.
  • Adequately prepare for external and
    internal audits and offer the required support during the exercise.
  • Follow up and resolve issues raised from
    external and internal audits.
  • Carry out analysis of audited financial
    statements and present the same to the BOD Audit Committee.
People Management:
  • Manage performance of staff supervised
    including goal setting, regular feedback sessions and appraisals.
  • Obtain understanding and address the
    training needs of staff supervised.
  • Ensure discipline within the staff
  • Undertake reasonable requests made by
    company including flexible hours, location and responsibilities.
  • Ensure knowledge of and compliance to all
    policies of the company.
  • Adhere to GLS values of excellence,
    integrity and professionalism.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Monthly Bank Reconciliation reviewed by
    10th date of the following month.
  • Budget approved before the commencement of
    the year.
  • All monthly statutory returns filed by
    10th date of the following month and payment by the 14th of the following
  • Accurate and reliable quarterly finance
    report submitted by the 15th date of the following month.
  • Unqualified opinion in audit report by 30th
    October of every year.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelors’
    Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Full ACCA / CPA qualification
  • Six years of accounting experience with
    minimum 3 in a Managerial position.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Experience in the hospitality sector is an
    added advantage.
  • Proficiency in use of QuickBooks
    accounting software.
  • Highly organized and disciplined.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Leader of self and others.
  • Personable and good team player.
  • Committed to learning and to training
How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 13th April 2018
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