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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Senior Accountant Job at TechnoServe - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Accountant

Jobs at:
TechnoServe

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 19th May 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Job Title: Senior Accountant
Reporting Unit/supervisor: Financial Controller
Location: Kampala
TECHNOSERVE BACKGROUND
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
POSITION DESCRIPTION
The role supports the Financial Controller by focusing on financial planning, budget analysis and oversight, ensuring that internal and external reporting deadlines are being met and to ensure that TechnoServe and donor financial guidelines are being adhered to.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  •  Provide advice on financial options available in project planning and implementation
  • Support the Financial controller in ensuring that the information in the Fixed Asset register accurately reflects the information per the financial system '
  • Implementing grant tracking/monitoring system and monitoring grant expenditures
  • Support Financial Controller in analyzing of costs as required and to provide advice on any variance requiring management attention
  • identifying and contributing to the improvement of internal systems and procedures within the finance department and Support the implementation of new financial policies and procedure
  • Assisting staff to develop a stronger understanding of TechnoServe Inc. systems and procedures
  • Manage Payroll in liaison with HR and ensure timely submission of pension deductions and statutory returns i.e. PAYE, NSSF, LST
  •  Support the Financial Controller and program staff to develop budgets (these are a key component of any proposal) for submission to donors while ensuring that all proposed activities are well budgeted for
  •  Process payments, Monitor the cash positions to ensure that business cash flow adequately supports project activities
  • Coordinating the compilation of all internal and external financial reports/proposals for all projects/programs
  • Providing relevant, useful and timely information to senior management with respect to the current financial position and financial consequences of any proposed decisions or activities
  •  Ensure accounting data accuracy and timeliness for informed decision making
  • Ensure compliance with TNS policies and procedures
  •  Ensure all taxation and legislative requirements of host government are compiled with at all times.
  • On an ongoing basis review, expenditures to ensure grant compliance with donor and TNS requirements.
  • Ensure that TNS property is insured for all possible risks.
  • Prepare and maintain an annual audit field for review by internal and external auditors.
  • Liaise with external audit on the implementation of audit recommendations given in the reports to TNS
  •  Initiate and present other reports, statistics, and presentations as requested by senior management and line managers
  • Managing performance and conducting performance evaluations of financial personnel
  • Support the building of the financial management capacity of local Finance staff through on the job training and also identifying further formal training needs and if applicable, facilitating with such training. Support training of field staff in principles of financial reporting and financial and administrative control for field site operations
Qualifications and Experience
  • Business degree, Accounting qualification e.g. CPA, ACCA is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3-4 years‘ experience in a similar position within a large private sector company, international organization or a consulting firm.
Competencies
  • Computer Literacy: Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use specific computer programs or applications for own functional area. Has the ability to improve performance by integrating new and existing technology into the workplace.
  • Financial & Resource Management: an important competency program staff must possess to enable them budget properly based on facts and change course when necessary, knowledge of finance to develop and manage budgets.
  • Internal Client Focus: Client Focus is based on the ability to under
  • stand the clients needs and concerns in the short to long-term and to provide sound recommendations and or solutions.
  • Compliance & Governance: Compliance with and knowledge of company policies, applicable legislation, grant requirements, donor contracts, the local labor code and tax laws.
Job application procedure
if you are interested and you meet the requirements , apply by Email only to the Human Resources Manager: ug-jobs@tns.org  ; please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references with the position title placed in the subject line of your email and on the application letter. All applications must be received by close of business Friday, 19th May 2017. Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. TechnoSenre Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women are encouraged to apply.