Job Title: Accountant

Company: Avanti Energy Services Limited

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: 10/07/2024

Job Summary:

The Accountant will scrutinize, complete payments, and control expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices as and when they come in, as well as reconciling financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information and maintaining financial security by following internal controls. The role is responsible for auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements, and calculating tax payments and returns.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scrutinize major suppliers with regard to booking of invoices, payments, debit and credit notes on a regular basis.
  • Ensure the suppliers’ accounts are reconciled at least once in every quarter and arrange for their balance confirmation and follow-up on reconciliation.
  • Prepare payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements.
  • Prepare the cash flow budgets and submit monthly reports to the Financial Controller.
  • Assist the Financial Controller in preparing returns with VAT and EXCISE for timely submission to URA.
  • Assist the Financial Controller in depositing all statutory dues like NSSF, PAYE, corporate advance tax, VAT, and EXCISE, among others after checking of computation.
  • Check the reconciliation of Gross Payment Account and ensure that the physical balance is tallying with the General Ledger.
  • Check the supplier’s accounts with regard to foreign exchange impact on settlement and give impact to foreign exchange gain or loss account.
  • Perform detailed analysis of payables balances; prepare reports documenting trends and financials and operational performance and ensure timely distribution of reports to Management.
  • Audit financial transactions and documents.
  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary.

Educational Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or similar major.
  • Must be a certified public accountant (CPA).
  • A minimum of 5 (five) years experience in accounting/finance.
  • Must have worked with a major Accounting & Auditing firm or a well-recognized company.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations & procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Versatile knowledge in Accounting, Auditing, e-invoicing, P&L, and balance sheet analysis.
  • Conversant with the Ugandan tax system, reporting, and handling of queries.
  • Hands-on experience with computerized accounting software/programs.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including VLOOKUP and pivot tables.
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.
  • Experience with general ledger functions.
  • Accounting and bookkeeping skills.
  • High level of integrity, honesty & respect, and demonstration of sound work ethics.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their softcopy applications, detailed/updated CVs & copies of academic documents (all in one pdf) to thembo.kato@avantiesl.com.

About Avanti Energy Services Limited:

Industry: Accounting
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Avanti Energy Services Limited (Avanti) is a proudly Ugandan company incorporated in the year 2017.

 

 



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