Accounting Coordinator Jobs – SPOUTS

Job
Title:        
 Accounting
Coordinator
Organisation: SPOUTS
Duty Station: SPOUTS
Head Office, Nsambya, Uganda
Reports to:  Accounting and Finance 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 Ugandans.
Job Summary:  The Accounting Coordinator is responsible for
contributing to ensuring that transparent and accountable business systems are
in place, so that SPOUTS can effectively deliver its business objectives. The incumbent
will also be managing a small team. The incumbent works in close collaboration
with other members of the Accounting and Finance team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Take a lead role in
providing a financial and accounting service to SPOUTS, including the
maintenance of systems and processes, to support business decision making,
ensure that SPOUTS meet all compliance requirements.
·       
Ensure
that filing systems providing supporting financial details and receipts are
maintained and kept up to date at all times to support verification purposes.
·       
Monitor
the daily budgetary operation across the different departments at SPOUTS and
also provide support where necessary
·       
Maintain
positive relationships with internal and external customers, vendors,
suppliers, and regulatory authorities by ensuring timely payment of accounts
and acting as a liaison to resolve discrepancies.
·       
Coordinate
and provide day to day supervision for subordinate members of the Accounting
Team.
·       
Cooperate
with, and train other SPOUTS officers to establish and implement procedures to
ensure all SPOUTS operations fulfil compliance requirements. Ensure
transactions are transferred to the accounting system and verified in a timely
manner.
Ensure that
financial data collected is accurate, complete and timely so that it can be
relied upon for Accounting purposes and key business processes and decisions
·       
Develop
and maintain robust data checks.
·       
Undertake
data cleansing in relation to existing systems and analyse mistakes with a view
to making changes to prevent them in future.
·       
Resolve
data quality issues as they arise including the provision of feedback to data
entry staff about common mistakes.
·       
Work in
collaboration with the Operations team to ensure that stock movements reflect a
fair value of the reported stock.
·       
Propose
improvements to ensure more reliable data with less need for correction.
·       
Provide
training and support to staff involved with data entry so that they understand
how the data is used and take responsibility for its quality.
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.
·       
Prepare
accurate reports in line with SPOUTS reporting schedules for both internal and
external parties.
·       
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.
·       
And any
other duties as you may be assigned.
Demonstrate
corporate responsibility.
·       
Always
act in a manner consistent with SPOUTS’ values.
·       
Comply
with the SPOUTS’ standards of conduct and all applicable policies and
legislation.
·       
 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor degree in a financial discipline.
·       
CPA,
ACCA Partial/full qualification is an added advantage.
·       
At least
two years of related work experience
·       
Language
requirements:
High level of
competence in spoken and written English language skills.
Personal Capabilities:
·       
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
Special conditions: Some travel may be required between the SPOUTS head office, the factory
at Nakawuka and across Uganda where needed.
How to Apply:
All application
should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager, SPOUTS Of Water Limited,
electronically to the following address: hr@spouts.org
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