Position: Finance Assistant

Type: Full-time

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Application Deadline: 02nd April 2024

About StartHub Africa:

Join StartHub Africa as a Finance Assistant and become an integral part of a dynamic team dedicated to supporting African startups. At StartHub Africa, we are committed to helping organizations achieve their impact targets and become more innovative and user-focused in their operations. As a Finance Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting financial operations, ensuring accurate financial record-keeping, assisting with budgeting, and contributing to compliance with financial regulations. If you are detail-oriented, proactive, and passionate about finance, this is your opportunity to make a difference.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

Financial Record Keeping:
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records, including ledgers, journals, and databases.
  • Ensure proper documentation and recording of all financial transactions according to organizational policies and accounting standards.
  • Regularly reconcile bank statements and other financial accounts to ensure accuracy.
Invoice Processing and Payments:
  • Process invoices, purchase orders, and expense reimbursements accurately and promptly.
  • Verify invoices for accuracy, proper authorization, and compliance with organizational policies.
  • Prepare and issue payments to vendors and suppliers following approved payment methods.
Budget Support:
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring budgets in collaboration with the finance team and departmental managers.
  • Track budget expenditures, analyze variances, and prepare reports for management review.
  • Provide support in identifying areas for improvement or cost-saving opportunities.
Compliance and Regulation:
  • Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, laws, and policies.
  • File returns (VAT, PAYE, WHT, NSSF, LST) and support internal and external audits with required documentation.
Administrative Support:
  • Assist in preparing financial documents, reports, and presentations as needed.
  • Collaborate with other departments to gather financial information and support cross-functional projects.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, and familiarity with financial software.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and record-keeping.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and financial terminology.
  • Professional certification such as CPA or CFA is desirable. Women are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to apply online through the StartHub Africa Website.

Join the StartHub Africa Team!

Embark on a rewarding career journey with StartHub Africa, where you will contribute to the success of African startups and innovative ventures. Apply now and be part of a team dedicated to driving impact and innovation in the finance industry.



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