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Position Details: ACCOUNTANT

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Openings: 1
Salary Range:


The client  is an integrated professional consultancy specializing in valuation surveying, cost & project management, and environmental management


Job Title:                     ACCOUNTANT                                            

Reports To:                 FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER                                      

Supervises:                 N/A   

Salary:                       UGX 1,000,000   


Job Purpose                                     

As the Accountant, your role is to:

a)    to complete payments and control expenses by receiving payments, plus processing, verifying and reconciling invoices

b)    Highlight the day-to-day management of all payment cycle activities in a timely and efficient manner.


·         Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information

·         Documents financial transactions by entering account information

·         Keeping  track  of  all  payments  and  expenditures,  including  payroll,  purchase orders, invoices, statements, etc.

·         Reconciling processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances

·         Maintaining historical records

·         Paying employees by verifying expense reports and preparing pay checks

·         Paying vendors by scheduling pay checks and ensuring payment is received for outstanding credit

·         Generally responding to all vendor enquiries regarding finance

·         Preparing analyses of accounts and producing monthly reports

·         Continuing to improve the payment process

·         Summarizes current financial status by collecting information

·         Preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports

·         Reconciles   financial   discrepancies   by   collecting   and   analysing   account information

·         Secures financial information by completing data base backups

·         Maintains financial security by following internal controls

·         Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.

·         Prepares  special  financial  reports  by  collecting,  analysing,  and  summarizing account information and trends

·         Maintains  customer  confidence  and  protects  operations  by  keeping  financial information confidential

·         Perform other duties as required by the employer from time to time.


Financial Responsibility:                 N/A     


PERSON SPECIFICATION                                     


ü  Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience in a commercial environment and/or the government sector.


Required Skills and Competences            

ü  Confidentiality

ü  General Math Skills and aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

ü  Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

ü  Accuracy and attention to detail

ü  Problem Analysis and Problem-Solving Skills

ü  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

ü  Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment

ü  A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

ü  Good inter-personal skills

ü  Ability to work independently with limited supervision

Minimum Experience and Training:                                              

ü  3 years’ experience as an Accountant or Accounts Payable

ü  Intermediate understanding of accounting and reporting standards

Deadline is Friday, 22nd February, 2019


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