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Group Accountant job at Precision Recruitment International

Organization:

Precision Recruitment International

About the Organization:

Precision Recruitment International (PRI) is a regional, multinational Human Capital services firm with offices in Angola, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Our vision is to be the first and best truly pan-African Human Capital services firm. This will translate into on-the-ground presence in-country which means we can offer our clients and candidates a multinational footprint to connect top talent with the best companies across our continent through reliable, consistent, and quality services delivered with local intelligence and sensitivity while leveraging our continental network.

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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Qualifications and Experience

  • 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

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
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Deadline for Application

June 4, 2024

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