Job Listing: Financial Accountant at Puma Energy

Company Name: Puma Energy
Job Title: Financial Accountant
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Application Deadline: 15/07/2024

Job Summary:
The Financial Accountant will perform a variety of accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the organization’s financial resources and ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements. Follow established procedures and guidelines to accurately maintain the organization’s financial records and transactions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Reporting: Check and analyze financial information and prepare more complex financial reports and accounting statements to provide senior management with accurate and timely information for making financial decisions.
  • Monthly Reports: Coordinate the issuance of monthly reports and financial reports such as Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Account Consolidation, T tables, Cash Flows, Consolidation of Tangible and Intangible Assets, Weekly and Monthly Margins, Inventories Reconciliations, Debtor and Creditor lists, Budget Reports, Investments Projects Control, Approvals according to DOA, and Revisions of Payments to Suppliers.
  • Tax Management: Schedule monthly tax payments, VAT (with the monthly sales and purchases records), Income Tax withholdings, payments on account, and payment of the annual determination of the amount to be paid. Weekly tax distribution.
  • Records Management: Maintain daily control of legal books and records of accounts such as General Ledger, Sales Records, Purchases Records, Inventory, receivables, payables, and Annual affixing of the required tax stamps to books.
  • Audits: Coordinate, monitor, and execute independent audits. Provide all necessary information for compliance on deadlines and work closely with independent auditors during annual audit preparations.
  • Account Management: Manage accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general accounting functions on a periodic basis.
  • Annual Financial Report: Prepare the Annual Financial Report including financial statements, notes, supporting schedules, transmittal letter, and statistical information.
  • Training and Systems Management: Train, test, and ensure the integrity of the financial system (controls and technology). Train, test, and maintain the financial software system and ensure its integrity.
  • Meetings and Representation: Attend meetings and participate on behalf of finance when needed.



  • Finance professional with 2-3 years of experience in an accounting role or similar in an industrial business.
  • Oil industry experience is preferred.
  • CPA or Ugandan certified chartered accountant is a must.
  • Experience in preparing budgets, liaising with URA/Tax Auditors.
  • Familiarity with Sun Systems; Hyperion; Vision; Office; Advanced Excel; Database Management.


  • Accounting Knowledge
  • Knowledge of applicable local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Ability to compile, analyze data, and prepare complex financial reports and statements
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English (other languages will be a plus)
  • Technology savvy


  • Ability to prioritize and schedule work; meet multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects in a high-stress environment.

Key Relationships and Department Overview:

Internal: Country Sales team, General Manager, Shared Service – Mumbai, Business Support Team (back office)
External: Internal/External Auditors, Tax Firms

Application Process:
To apply for the Financial Accountant position, please click here to submit your application no later than July 15, 2024.

Puma Energy
Industry: Petroleum
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Puma Energy is a leading global energy business that supplies, stores, and distributes petroleum products in 48 countries across six continents. Founded in 1997, Puma Energy has its headquarters in Singapore and Geneva and employs over 8,000 people globally with regional hubs in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia, and Estonia, and has recently set up a Global Delivery Center in Mumbai, India.



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