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Group Accountant job at Precision Recruitment International

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Job Description

Our client in the microfinance industry in Kampala, Uganda is currently recruiting for a Group Accountant to join their team. The Group Accountant plays a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy, efficiency, and compliance of their financial operations across all their branches. You will lead a team of In-Country Accounts Managers, providing guidance, overseeing their work, and consolidating financial data for the entire organization. This is a critical position that demands strong accounting expertise, leadership skills, and a passion for financial management. This position also requires experience in a senior accountant role, a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, and proficiency in Quickbooks and Microsoft Office Suite.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Reporting & Consolidation:

  • Oversee the preparation of accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, ensuring compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or local accounting standards.

  • Consolidate financial data from all country locations, reconciling accounts and identifying discrepancies.

  • Work closely with the Finance team at Head Office to ensure consistency in accounting practices across the organization.

Management & Supervision:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to a team of In-Country Accounts Managers.

  • Support in conducting performance reviews, set goals, and provide ongoing training and development opportunities for your team members.

  • Foster a collaborative and supportive work environment, promoting open communication and problem-solving skills.

Internal Controls & Compliance:

  • Implement and maintain strong internal controls to safeguard Umoja’s financial assets and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.

  • Stay up-to-date on relevant accounting standards and regulations, adapting Umoja’s practices as needed.

  • Conduct regular reviews of internal controls and identify areas for improvement.

Financial Analysis & Budgeting:

  • Analyze financial data to identify trends, assess risks, and support strategic decision-making.

  • Participate in the budgeting process, providing insights and recommendations to senior management.

  • Prepare variance analyses to monitor and control expenses.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Manage relationships with external auditors, facilitating the audit process.

  • Assist with the preparation of management reports and presentations for internal stakeholders.

  • Work cross-functionally with other departments (e.g., Operations, Risk Management) to ensure a holistic approach to financial management.

Any other ad hoc tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field (CPA or equivalent certification a plus).

  • Experience in a senior accounting role, preferably within the financial services industry.

  • Proven experience in financial reporting, consolidation, and internal controls.

  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to motivate and develop a team.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail.

  • Proficiency in accounting software in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel is essential).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities effectively.

  • Strong work ethic with a commitment to accuracy and efficiency.

  • Fluency in English is a plus

How to Apply

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