Chief Accountant Employment Opportunity – SGS

Job Title:    Chief Accountant
Organisation: SGS
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
SGS is the world’s
leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are
recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than
90,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,000 offices and
laboratories around the world.
Job Summary:
The Chief Accountant
(1)
Primary
Responsibility: To assist in preparation of financial statements, ensure
accounting transactions are processed in accordance to law, compliance with tax
regulations, statutory audit of financial statements, monthly reporting to
group head , manage/review performance of direct reports, handle Treasury and
statutory issues, insurance, and reporting to the Financial Controller on
designated tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Ensure
Finance procedures are fully complied with.
·       
Ensure
all Account Payable reconciliations are correct with each payment being
released.
·       
Review
and sign off all Management Accountant reconciliations on monthly basis.
·       
Review
and sign off Inventory reconciliations on monthly basis.
·       
Review
and sign off all Inter-company reconciliations, ensuring mismatches per monthly
report received from Group Control are resolved.
·       
Approve
adjustments for processing raised by Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
In cases of exceptional adjustments, Financial Manager will approve.
·       
Process
high level journals provided directly by Financial Manager.
·       
Review
and sign off all check lists for all direct reports on monthly basis.
·       
Treasury
– includes forward contracts, update of banking documentation, currency
exposure reports etc.
·       
Release
payments once verified by Account Payable on Citibank e-banking.
·       
Prepare
and submit HFM reports (Financial, IFRS, NOA) as per deadlines set by Africa
Area Control.
·       
Insurance
– review, renew, claims submission – full insurance responsibility.
·       
Assist
with providing information to business managers as requested.
·       
Statutory
issues – Audit and Tax returns ( VAT,WHT), minutes, resolutions.
·       
Ensure
all taxes and similar are paid timeously to avoid penalties, tax clearance.
·       
Ensure
all processing is completed within deadline set by Finance Manager.
·       
Performance
management of direct reports.
·       
Provide
report to Financial Manager of any non compliances to procedures.
·       
Submit
HFM reports accurately to Group Control.
·       
Provide
financial information for vendor agreements, supplier credit application forms.
·       
Assist
the Finance team with audits
·       
Adhoc
assignments.
·       
Adhere
to all quality and safety requirements of the SGS management system.
·       
Quality
Health and Safety reporting requirements for Finance division and assigned QHSE
duties.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the SGS Chief Accountant job placement must hold a Degree
in commerce/ accounting or business related course with a professional
qualification either of ACCA/CIMA/CPA.
·       
At least
four years working experience in a similar role in a busy organisation.
·       
Thorough
understanding of International Accounting Standards, International Financial
Reporting Standards as well as working knowledge of local tax laws and
regulations.
·       
Knowledge
of accounting software and other computer applications e.g MS Word , MS Excel
etc.
·       
Previous
experience in working with Oracle system.
·       
Strong
analytical and problem solving skills.
·       
Strong
organisational skills and ability to multitask.
·       
High
standards of Integrity
·       
Excellent
numeric skills
·       
Willingness
to work long hours
·       
Strong
attention to detail
·       
Ability
to work well under pressure and with tight time constraints
·       
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact
effectively with all levels throughout within the company.
·       
Team
player who is also able to work independently
How to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to send a detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates to
applications to:
The Human Resource
Manager, SGS Uganda via hr.uganda@sgs.com Indicate the position you are
applying for. Kindly include your current and expected salary plus daytime
contacts.
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th April 2020 by 4:00om
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