Accounts Assistant Jobs – Laterite Uganda

Job Title:        Accounts
Assistant
Organization: Laterite
Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Finance
and Accounts Associate
About Laterite:
At Laterite, we
transform the way development research is done. Our mission is to deploy the
most innovative research methods and the latest academic thinking to design
effective responses to development issues. We provide three types of services
to clients: i) comprehensive data collection and data processing solutions; ii)
research services, from the design of large scale research projects through to
analysis; and iii) strategic and technical advice to public and private sector
clients. Laterite currently operates in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, India
and the Netherlands. Laterite brings together more than 40 full time staff. In
the last few years, we have successfully completed over 100 research projects,
working with internationally recognized universities, global think tanks,
international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations and several Government
ministries and agencies.
Job Summary:  The Accounts Assistant will support the
accounting and finance functions for the Uganda office. The Accounts Assistant will
provide support with managing our accounting and finance functions for the
Uganda office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Perform
book-keeping for all expenses and revenues in the Uganda office using Quick
Books
·        
Manage
the filing of all contracts, invoices and salary slips and other relevant
documents
·        
Ensure
compliance and timely filing of all taxation and other regulatory requirements
(NSSF, PAYE, VAT & WHT)
·        
Review
all field expenses including sitting with enumerators for reconciliation of
budget with actual expenses as well preparing a project expense report for each
batch of field expenses
·        
Process
payments for any project related expenses and also supplier payments
·        
Ensure
controls for certain project-related expenses and increase our cost-efficiency
by diversifying and improving our agreements with suppliers
·        
Liaise
with the tax advisors and external auditors to to respond to queries, provide
documents and seek advice / resolution from them.
·        
Performing
regular reconciliations e.g. petty cash, bank reconciliations and tax
reconciliations
·        
Management
and monitoring cash and bank balances and ensuring adequate balances to meet
all payment needs.
·        
Manage
office equipment (printers, furniture, office keys, etc) and report any issues
to the management
·        
Help
with logistics for enumerator training, workshops and meetings (booking rooms,
catering, hiring furniture, organizing transport, etc)
·        
Perform
other tasks/duties as assigned



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must hold a BA Degree in Accounting/Finance (Masters, CA or CFA
qualification is a plus)
·        
One to
two years of relevant professional experience
·        
Excellent
spoken and written English communication skills
·        
Experience
with QuickBooks accounting software and excellent knowledge of accounting,
book-keeping and forecasting and operations management, and proficiency in
MS-Office especially Excel
How to Apply:
Please complete the
following application: Click Here. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you
to apply ASAP. The application process will involve three steps: (i) an online
application, (ii) an online assessment; and (iii) interviews.
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