Tropical Heat (U) Ltd Jobs in Uganda : Accounts Assistant

Tropical Heat (U) Ltd is a leading distributor of spices and snacks in the East African region seeks to source for a brilliant talent in accounts function to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of financial management aspects.

Job Summary: The Accounts Assistant is responsible for the coordination and support of accounting activities of the company, including data entry, accounts reconciliation, bank reconciliation, statutory submissions and payments, licences, checking sales invoices, preparing payments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Update cash books and to reconcile all bank accounts on a daily basis.
  • To prepare and maintain petty cash summary, issuing and reconciliation.
  • Debtor’s Management and credit control by ensuring that debtors are monitored and collections are consistent with set company time frames.
  • To allocate remittance advice from customers.
  • Posting all transactions to Sage – purchase invoices, banks, petty cash.
  • To maintain imports and purchase invoice files, statement files, bank files, sales invoices, delivery notes and credit notes etc. Also ensure all documents are scanned and saved to network folder.
  • To check all sales invoices / credit notes on a daily basis before they are despatched to customers.
  • To assist in preparing statutory returns such as VAT, Withholding VAT, Withholding Tax, etc on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure all legislative requirements are complied with at all times.
  • To prepare supplier payments, monitor cheques and prepare cheque requisition.
  • To check / reconcile stock records i.e. Sage stock vs actual stock on a regular basis.
  • Van sales reconciliations on a daily basis.
  • Assist with auditing.
  • Prepare monthly payroll.
  • Ensure any variations to budgets and forecasts are explained in management reports, including any future/potential exposures to the organization
  • Follow up with URA and bank issues.
  • Asset management, Ensure all company assets are monitored and accurately accounted for.
  • Insurance follow-up to ensure schedules are updated and premiums paid on time
  • Ensure smooth and efficient running of the Finance Department
  • Perform any other duties assigned by your superior from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Degree or equivalent qualification in Finance/Accounting.
  • At least three years of experience in finance/accounting role (Essential)
  • One year of People Management experience (Essential)
  • Exposure to use of Sage Line 50 Accounting package. (Essential)
  • CPA / ACCA will be an added advantage. (Desirable)

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Creative and enthusiastic
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Able to deal with confidential information and follow set processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of commitment to duty and discipline.
  • Honesty and hard work
  • Energy and passion
  • Attention to detail
  • Team spirit.

Other Considerations:

  • Knowledge of Balance score card as a performance management tool.
  • Regular attendance at appropriate training sessions on- and off-site, where appropriate

NB: Salary package is negotiable depending on experience.

As a Tropical Heat (U) Limited employee you will be required to uphold the confidentiality of all records held by the organization, whether staff records or Tropical Heat (U) Limited information. This duty lasts indefinitely and will continue after you leave the organization’s employment.

If you believe you match the requirements listed above, please deliver your resume (CV), copies of certificates, references, and cover letter not more than 250KB to with the job role clearly indicated in the email subject line.

Deadline: Friday, 12th October 2018 by 05:00 pm.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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