Accounting Associate Job Career – SPOUTS

Job Title:           Accounting Associate
Organisation:  SPOUTS
Duty Station:   SPOUTS
Head Office, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:      SPOUTS Finance & Accounting Manager
About us:
SPOUTS is a Limited company
operating within Uganda that manufactures and distributes ceramic water filters
with a vision of providing access to clean and safe drinking water for all
Job Summary:  The Accounting
Associate is responsible for contributing to ensuring that transparent and
accountable business systems are in place so that the company can effectively
deliver its business objectives. 
Works in collaboration with all
managers to ensure delivery of Accounting outcomes. 
Some travel may be required
between the SPOUTS head office and the factory at Nakawuka.
Take part in providing a financial and accounting service to SPOUTS,
including the maintenance of systems and processes, to support business
decision making and ensure that SPOUTS meet all compliance requirements.
Process monthly and mid-month staff payroll
Preparation and Filling tax returns (VAT & PAYE),
NSSF, and other statutory returns in a timely manner.
Performing regular petty cash reviews and
reconciliations on a weekly basis.
Taking part in the month end stock counts at
various locations as delegated by your supervisor.
Take part in the bi-weekly/month-end audit of
Prompt follow up on commercial customers (AR) to
ensure payments are made by the due dates
Monitoring the payables ledger, to ensure that
the supplier balances (AP) are under control, providing timely updates to your
Preparing payment vouchers and updating the
accounting systems regularly
Contribute to implementing and maintaining financial policy and
planning processes.
Help to prepare the annual budget plan for all
aspects of SPOUTS’ operations so that it meets accounting compliance standards
and the requirements of other key stakeholders.
Help Prepare accurate reports in line with
SPOUTS reporting schedules.
Make recommendations to improve processes and
minimise discrepancies.
Help to develop and implement policy, standards
and procedures to meet legislative requirements, best practice approaches and
to provide ethical guidance for the finance and accounting processes of SPOUTS.
Demonstrate corporate responsibility.
Always act in a manner consistent with SPOUTS’
Comply with the SPOUTS’ standards of conduct and
all applicable policies and legislation.

Skills and Experience:
Applies broad-based knowledge to manage
projects, account for resources and ensure compliance with relevant legislation
and standards.
Works autonomously, and develops new approaches
and solutions following consultation with staff and others to determine the
nature of a situation.
Innovates to develop new processes and
management systems to regulate processes and ensure organisational compliance
and efficiency.
Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic
accounting procedures
Demonstrated competency in data entry and word
processing skills
Experience using MS Office, databases and
accounting software and financial reports
Aptitude for numbers and demonstrated record for
accuracy and attention to detail
Proven ability to coordinate processes and
prioritise workload in an environment of multiple demands
Works well in a multi-functional and
multi-cultural team
Commitment to mentoring and training staff to
maximize individual and organization goals.
Proven record for honesty and accountability
A Bachelor degree in a financial discipline.
CPA, ACCA Partial/full qualification will be an
added advantage.
Required relevant work experience: 2 years, or
Language requirements       High level of competence in spoken and written English
language skills.
How to Apply:
All interested  and qualified candidates Send application and
academic credentials to
Indicate your salary expectations
and current salary in the cover letter and body of the email application
Attach your current employment
contract clearly indicating your current salary & JD
 Deadline: 5th November
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