Project Accountant Jobs – Berkeley Energy Uganda

Job Title:    Project Accountant
Organization:
Berkeley Energy Uganda
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Financial Accountant
About US:
Berkeley Energy
Uganda is a Ugandan Company established by Berkeley Energy (the fund manager
for the African Renewable Energy Fund “AREF”) to develop, construct and operate
hydro projects in Uganda. BEU provides management and professional services to
the SPVs in which AREF has invested. BEU provides management and professional
services to the hydro projects that AREF has invested in in Uganda. Currently
AREF has one operational 13MW hydro company, three hydro projects in
construction and several projects in development.
Job Summary:  The Project Accountant is responsible for
general accounting of the Company and or any of its entities as assigned by the
Financial Accountant or Financial Controller. The Accountant will ensure
compliance with the company financial policies and procedures manual and the
enforcement of the Company internal control systems and ensuring the integrity
of accounting when recording, verifying and posting transactions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Internal
financial controls: Ensure compliance with the company finance policy and
procedures manual and the internal control systems of the company.
·        
Cash
flow forecast: Prepare cashflow forecasts as required by management.
·        
Budgeting:
Participate in the preparation of the company budget.
·        
Monthly
reports; Prepare monthly management accounts and reporting pack as per
management guidelines and timelines.
·        
External
audit: Prepare the necessary reports and documents for annual financial audit
and liaise with the company external auditors in the audit process.
·        
Tax and
other obligations: Ensure the company complies to tax and other regulations.
·        
Tax
returns: Prepare tax and other regulatory returns including, but not limited
to, VAT, PAYE, NSSF, Income Tax, Provisional Returns and other statutory
returns.
·        
Banks:
Review of the company bank accounts including daily bank movement review and
weekly and monthly bank reconciliation and other bank facilities reports.
·        
Balance
sheet: Prepare balance sheet accounts schedules and reconciliation (including
ageing) on a monthly basis.
·        
General
ledger management: Maintain the company General ledger and ensure that all
transactions are correctly posted and have the necessary supporting
documentation. Ensure that all documents are posted in the correct general
ledger account, control accounts and cost centers, where applicable.
·        
Posting:
Prepare and post approved general journal entries and all other documents of
original entry.
·        
Trade
receivables: Manage trade receivables including raising and posting of
invoices, preparation and sending of customer statements, customer dispute
resolution, debt collection, preparation and sending and review of debtors aged
listing and bad debt provision schedules.
·        
Accounts
payables management: Process supplier purchase orders, supplier invoices,
payment requisitions, posting of payments and allocation of the same to
invoices, supplier dispute resolution and preparation of payable reports
including aged analysis reports.
·        
Stakeholder
reporting: Prepare specific stakeholder reports (including lenders) under the
guidance of the Financial Accountant.
·        
Fixed
asset register: Maintain the Company Fixed Asset Register and ensure it is
updated with additions, disposals, depreciation and revaluation on a monthly
basis. Prepare the PPE schedule on a monthly basis.
·        
Inventory:
Manage the company inventory and ensure that it is correctly valued,
safeguarded from any fraud and participate in the quarterly and annual stock
take.
·        
Payroll;
Prepare the Company payroll and maintain the necessary records. Send out pay
slips monthly.
·        
Project
accounting; Prepare the project management accounts and reports, ensuring
internal control systems are complied with, maintain project related documents
and perform any project management responsibilities as agreed with Project
Director.
·        
Confidentiality:
Secure the Company’s financial information and documents to keep the same
confidential.
·        
Provide
support to Financial Accountant and/or Financial Controller as required from
time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal
candidate must hold a University Degree in Accounting.
·        
CPA or
ACCA qualification (Advanced Sections or Finalist).
·        
At least
three years’ experience in a busy commercial environment.
·        
Experience
in preparation of management accounts and financial reports.
·        
Experience
and proficiency in the use accounting software. Experience with SAGE Evolution
will be an added advantage.
·        
Advanced
Excel and other Microsoft Office Software capabilities a must.



Competencies:
·        
Ability
to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
·        
Attention
to detail, accuracy and pride in work.
·        
Good
planning and organization skills.
·        
Good
interpersonal and communication skills.
·        
Problem
analysis and problem-solving skills.
·        
Initiative
and teamwork.
How to Apply:
Qualifying
candidates should send their cover letter and updated CV, with at least 2
referees, in pdf format (not exceeding 3MB) to Procurement@berkeley-energy.ug addressed to the “The Finance Manager.”
Academic transcripts
are not required at this stage. Only candidates who meet the required
specifications will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd August 2019 by 5:00pom
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