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Tuesday 18 March 2014

Accountant - People Performance Group Uganda

Vacancy: Accountant
Recruiting Company: Danish Embassy
Country: Uganda
City Kampala
Closing date: March 31, 2014 - 5pm

Our Client the Danish Embassy in Kampala seeks to recruit an Accountant, on a 3 year contract, with possibility for renewal.
As our new colleague, you will work within the Finance, Administration and Consular team. You will be responsible for running the day to day operations of our Accounts Office, working under supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Commerce
A professional qualification in Accountancy - ACCA or CPA
A minimum of 2 years post-qualification working experience in Accounts – preferably working with an International Development Organisation
Knowledge and skills:
A good understanding of the Ugandan tax laws and how they apply to diplomatic missions and development partners
Experience using a Navision-based Accounting System would be an advantage
Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
A broad knowledge and interest in the area of development assistance and aid effectiveness
A high degree of accuracy
Strong analytical skills

Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines and
Ability to independently carry out the full range of accounting tasks – with minimum support and supervision
Ability to work efficiently in a team-based, multi-cultural environment
Knowledge of Danish will be considered a special advantage
Processing of approved bills and invoices for payment
Bank, cash and general ledger account reconciliations
Assist in monitoring Danida programme disbursements against budgets and commitments
Ensure timely compliance with relevant statutory regulations incl. those of the URA
Ensure proper filing of all accounting records and documentation
Preparing VAT and Duty-Free tax claims
Monitoring and processing payments for utilities
Assist in the financial monitoring of Danida programmes and projects
Other relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time
Behavioral Competencies:
Unwavering integrity
Strong interpersonal skills
Proactive enthusiasm
A highly organized and dependable personality with a strong sense of confidentiality
To apply please send your CV and cover letter (including contact details for 3 work-related referees) to the address or e-mail below. Please mark your application: “DK – Accountant”. E-mails must not exceed 2 MB. Please only email the two required documents, do not attach copies of certificates, diplomas or reference letters.
The deadline for receiving applications is 5 PM on the 31st of March 2014
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
E-mail: application@ppg.co.ug
Web: www.ppg.co.ug