Accountant Job Opportunities – AFRIpads (Uganda) Ltd

Job Title:       Accountant
Organisation: AFRIpads
(Uganda) Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
AFRIpads (Uganda)
Ltd. is a fast-growing social enterprise in Uganda that manufactures and sells
reusable (washable) cloth sanitary pads as an impactful feminine hygiene
solution for women and girls in East Africa and beyond. Creating social impact
is paramount to AFRIpads’ business objectives. The company’s mission is to
empower women and girls through business, innovation, and opportunity. Having
pioneered the reusable sanitary pad market in East Africa, AFRIpads has reached
more than 1 million women and girls with its product. Headquartered in Kampala,
Uganda and with a manufacturing facility in Masaka, AFRIpads currently employs
160 staff across both locations. To facilitate its growth and improve
production efficiency, AFRIpads is building its own workshop in Kitengesa
village, located 7 km outside of Masaka, which will be completed in August
2018.
Job Summary: The
Accountant will take responsibility for the entity’s financial accounting thus
prepare, examine, and analyse accounting records, financial statements, and
other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to
reporting, regulatory and procedural standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Prepare,
examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other
financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to
reporting, regulatory and procedural standards.
·        
Prepare
asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing
account information.
·        
Document
financial transactions by entering account information.
·        
Recommend
financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
·        
Summarize
current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet,
profit and loss statement, statement of cash flows and other reports on a
monthly basis.
·        
Develop,
maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted
costs to actual costs.
·        
Advise
management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the
assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
·        
Substantiate
financial transactions by auditing documents.
·        
Maintain
accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
·        
Guide
accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
·        
Reconcile
financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
·        
Secure
financial information by completing data base backups.
·        
Maintain
financial security by following internal controls.
·        
Prepare
payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
·        
Answer
accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting
policy and regulations.
·        
Reconciling
& verifying transactions before posting them to the respective ledgers.
·        
Managing
daily general post ins/outs depending on the transactions (payments, receipts,
purchases, etc.)
·        
Support
overall office administration and back-office needs in coordination with
office, field and production staff, and service providers as needed.
·        
Support
AFRIpads overall company objectives to drive growth and impact
·        
Perform
any other duties assigned by his/ her supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business required preferably in Accounting or
Finance with four years accounting experience in a busy private organisation.
·        
Relevant
professional qualification such as CPA Uganda or ACCA
·        
Good
working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting system.
·        
Good
working knowledge of MS office applications such as Ms Excel and Ms Word.
·        
Knowledge
of general accounting and fiscal management principles.
·        
Ability
to work with minimal supervision
·        
Ability
to work in a team
·        
Ability
to communicate effectively orally and in writing
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should submit their CV, cover letter (statement of
interest), education certificates, contact information, and names and contact
details of three references to the following e-mail address: info@afripads.com with
the subject line:
NB: Only
applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. In case you do not hear
from AFRIpads, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Deadline: 1st June 2018
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