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Assistant Accountant- Administration Department job at Lira University


Lira University

About the Organization:

Lira University is a university in Uganda. It is one of the eleven public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country

Job Description

Lira University was established as a Public University by Statutory Instrument No.35, of July 18th 2015 to expand access to equitable quality Higher Education in the country and to respond to the critical Human Resource Development needs of the country. The University is governed by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 as amended 2006 of the Republic of Uganda. The University is located in Lango Sub-region in Northern Uganda, Lira City. In order to fulfill the current mandate and to position the University to assist local community and build their capacity for socio economic enhancement, the university has to fill positions with personnel with required skills and experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Financial Managers and other team members to execute various accounting tasks

  • Maintain company ledgers and daily financial transactions

  • Create financial documents such as bills, invoices, pay-orders, payables, receivables, and purchase orders

  • Identify discrepancies in ledgers and accounts, tracking them to the source and correcting them

  • Manage payroll activities and release salaries

  • Coordinate and manage payment and billing details of external service providers, contractors, and vendors

  • Verify payments and deposits made through the company account and coordinate with the bank

  • Create daily reports for management and team members

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

  • Proficiency in accounting software, such as QuickBooks

  • Understanding of widely accepted accounting principles

  • Excellent mathematical competencies

  • Experience with payroll processes is highly beneficial

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

How to Apply

Qualifying Candidate should submit 5 copies of their applications duly signed together with certified photocopies of their transcripts, certificates and latest copy of their Curriculum Vitae giving full details of the applicant's education, work experience and naming three referees with their postal addresses and day time phone contact.

The application should be addressed to the University Secretary and applicants must make sure that at least two referees have forwarded recommendation letters concerning their application to the University Secretary before the closing date of this advertisement in the same application document.

Deadline for Application

April 29, 2024

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