Financial Accountant Job Placement – Uzima Chicken Ltd

Job Title:   Financial Accountant
Organization: Uzima
Chicken Ltd
Duty Station: Mbarara,
 Reports to:
Finance Manager – Rwanda
About US:
Uzima Chicken Ltd is
a rapidly growing poultry production company that started operations in Rwanda
in 2017. We are located in Kabeza (Kigali) having taken over the Rubirizi
National Hatchery and are now one of the leading distributors of day old
chicken to rural farmers in Rwanda. We believe in investing in our Bmp|Oy‘BGS
by offering excellent opportunities for career advancement.
Job Summary:  The Financial Accountant requires a
professional with a high level of attention to detail in order to ensure accurate
reporting in all areas. They will be responsible for verifying all financial
transactions in line with the company’s financial policies and in accordance
with International Financial Reporting Standards. The ideal candidate requires
prior experience in book keeping and preparation of basic financial statements
and Management Reporting. 
They will also need
to have prior experience in dealing with Tax issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Accurate and timely preparation of the monthly Financial Reporting
    Package, the designated Weekly Scoreboards, Cash Forecasts and other
    periodic reports
  • Will adhere to the Financial Calendar and ensure the Monthly Closing
    Process is observed at each month end
  • Will prepare and sign the Monthly Closing Checklist together with
    the National Sales Manager for Uganda.
  • Will maximize the use of the Financial Information System and will
    ensure that all transactions are posted within it with all necessary
    supporting schedules (including Fixed Asset Registers and Inventory Listings)
    maintained in excel where necessary. Will assist the Finance Manager in
    the implementation of any additional modules and/or deployment of any new
    financial management software.
  • Will ensure adherence to Uzima Chicken processes and best practice
    and suggest ways to improve efficiency.
  • Will maintain and balance all general ledger accounts by verifying,
    allocating, and reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies by
    compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Will be the Lead for all audits and will supports the Finance
    Manager Rwanda during audits by analyzing and preparing corresponding
    schedules for all general ledger accounts; compliance with Internal
    Controls and supporting documentation for all transactions and ensuring
    timely provision of information for auditors; this will also apply for the
    statutory audits.
  • Will conduct monthly and quarterly general ledger account
    reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance of
    Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss accounts.
  • Reviews all Related Party transactions and conducts a monthly
    reconciliation with Senior Accountant Rwanda
  • Participates in annual budget preparation, conducts continuous
    budget tracking and variance reporting; also coordinates the monthly cash
    forecast process.
  • Will be responsible for timely and accurate Payroll preparation,
    verification, Salary processing and corresponding General Ledger postings
    and control account reconciliations.
  • Will also be responsible for Statutory Filings and will support and
    ensure compliance with business processes and accounting policies to
    maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups and
    protects organization’s values by keeping information confidential; avoids
    legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.
  • Reviews and recommends modifications to accounting systems and
    procedures where necessary.
  • Analyzes Financial Statements for discrepancies and other issues
    that should be brought to the Finance Manager’s attention.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Will ensure complete, accurate and timely management of the Fixed
    Assets Register, Inventory Schedules and other key schedules of Uzima
    Chicken Ltd where applicable.
  • Will be the custodian of all Pre-Printed and serialized control
    books and will maintain a clear schedule of issues
  • Will review the office cash to ensure policies are adhered to and
    will verify all reimbursement claims ‘ Will update the Cash Forecast
    Template daily and share with Uzima Rwanda Finance on daily basis
  • Will review transport communication and internet claims for the
    sales people and reimburse only in line with Uz policy
  • Will ensure that creation of new Vendor, Customer and General Ledger
    accounts can only be done after necessary approvals from Senior Accountant
    Rwanda and with adequate supporting documentation
  • All journal entries will be approved by Senior Accountant Uzima
    Rwanda and Proper supporting documentation maintained

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting
    Business Administration or other relevant qualification.
  • Ongoing pursuit of Professional accounting qualifications (ACCA/CPA)
  • At least three years of work experience in a busy accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of Financial Accounting Statements, IFRS and
    prior experience supervising/managing accounting staff.
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end
    close process.
  • Proven active work experience with a recognized financial accounting
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel V-Lookups and pivot tables.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail and a strong sense of
  • Able to meet deadlines, ensure compliance with company procedures
    and maintain a positive attitude when under pressure.
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated CVs to, and
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