Accountant Jobs – Samasource

Job Title:      Accountant
Organization: Samasource
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Samasource is a
non-profit business with the mission to reduce global poverty by outsourcing
digital work to unemployed people in impoverished countries. We enrich and
organize your large datasets, with a business model that lifts people out of
poverty by providing training and internet-based work. Microsoft, Google, and
hundreds of other Fortune 500s and AI startups rely on Samasource to deliver
secure, high-quality training data for the AI teams driving humanity forward.
From self-driving cars to smart hardware, Samasource fuels AI. Founded over a
decade ago, we’re experts in image, video and sensor data annotation and
validation for machine learning algorithms in industries including automotive,
navigation, AR/VR, biotech, agriculture, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Our
staff are driven by a mission to expand opportunity for low-income people
through the digital economy, and our social business model has lifted over
45,000 people out of poverty.
Job Summary:  The Accountant will be responsible for the
maintenance of financial documentation and records, preparation and verification
of monthly statements, reconciliation of bank accounts, financial analysis and
preparation of financial projections.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare Bank Reconciliation statements, and make clear
    recommendations to resolve Reconciliation Items
  • Managing all accounting operations based on acceptable accounting
  • Handling tax administration; filling all tax returns PAYE, VAT, etc
  • Compiling transactions and summarizing work done in accounts covered
    by employees from all departments/sections
  • Managing petty cash and ensuring the availability of an appropriate
    amount of petty cash
  • Assisting the Finance Director in preparation of monthly cash
  • Reconciling staff advances for review by the Finance Director
  • Liaising with the other departments to ensure receipt of invoices
    and necessary support documentation for timely payment of vendors
  • Reporting irregularities and taking appropriate measures without
  • Support the Finance Director in assessing compliance with Uganda
    Government laws and regulations governing the operation of the
    implementing institutions including accounting standards and the
    requirements for audits and financial reporting.
  • Review external auditor’s reports (Audit Opinions and management
    letters), including any qualifications and whether any concerns raised by
    auditors have been adequately addressed
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Samasource Accountant job should hold a
    university degree in Accounting/Finance/Auditing and/or a full
    professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience and skills that
    include the following:
    • Demonstrate strong analytical skills
    • Possess extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, MS Word, MS
      PowerPoint, QuickBooks, and MS Access
    • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
    • Knowledge of work planning, budgeting, and reporting
    • Show good organizational skills with the ability to meet tight
    • Possess good interpersonal skills; should be able to work in a
      multicultural environment.
    • Have excellent verbal and written communication
    • Have the ability to maintain a high level of integrity and
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join Samasource in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at
the link below.
Deadline: 24th February 2019
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