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Saturday 1 March 2014

Controller/Accountant - Louis Dreyfus Commodities Uganda

Job Title:  Controller/Accountant
Organisation: Louis Dreyfus Commodities
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commercial Manager

About Us:
Louis Dreyfus Commodities a reputable company in Uganda dealing in Commodity goods is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position ; of Controller/Accountant. Interested professionals who are dynamic and enthusiastic are invited to apply. The retained candidate will be responsible for controlling, managing the company's finances while supporting the Country Manager in all administrative matters in Kampala.

Job Summary: The Controller/Accountant will be mainly responsible for controlling, managing the company's finances while supporting the Country Manager in administrative matters.

Stock Management with daily/monthly reconciliations including supervision of stock takes.
Weekly and monthly reports on all commodities including mark to market analysis.
Coordinating tax planning activities and complying with all applicable taxes.
Processing internal and external auditors.
Improving accounting processes while liaising with finance team in Mombasa.
Documenting procedures and maintaining a strong internal control environment.
Following up on insurance related matters.

Controlling the trading position.
Responsible for Credit and compliance management.
Processing all service contracts and agreements with third parties.
Handling all IT related matters.
In charge of Cash flow management including FX.
Conducting costing analysis on all commodities.
Preparing budget forecasts and variance analysis.
Ad-hoc projects:
Supervision of an administrative officer

The Accountant must hold a Bachelor' Degree in a business related field.
Additional professional qualification is strongly preferred and will be an added advantage.

Skills and Experience:
Ideally, at least three to five years’ experience including audit background and controlling in a commodity setting. Applicants with audit background only will be considered.
Passion for figures and possession of adequate knowledge of IFRS.
Excellent analytical skills, ability to pay attention to detail and a strict personality.
Self confidence, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
A good sense of leadership, a team player with the ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure.
Possess the ability to drive performance with hands on approach and worto extra j hours where need arises.
Strong IT skills especially in Excel possibly to macro level.
Experience in hedging accounting a plus

All suitably qualified candidates should send their application letters together with copies of their CVs, copies of both academic & professional qualifications attained and three (3) professional referees via E-mail to job.agro@yahoo.com with the following title: Application for the post of Controller/Accountant at LDC.

Deadline: Friday, 7th March 2014 by 4:00pm.