at Latitude Trade Co
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 28, 2023
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Job Summary

The Accountant will report directly to the Finance Officer in Kampala and serve as the coordinator of accounts for the Kampala chocolate business.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Location: Kasese, Uganda (with frequent travel within Western Uganda)

Term: 2 Years (incl. 6-month probationary period)

Start Date: Immediate

Company Overview 

Latitude Trade Company is a rapidly growing business with the mission of sustainably increasing incomes and reducing risk for small farm businesses in East Africa. Our strategy is to disrupt smallholder farmer value chains through quality improvement, supply-chain collaboration, and value addition. With offices in  Western Uganda, the company partners with smallholder farmers to buy, process, and trade ethically sourced specialty agricultural products. Our specialty cocoa beans are used by bean-to-bar chocolate makers throughout the world, and our own craft chocolate is sold in stores domestically. Our aim is to provide specialty buyers with transparent, sustainable, and fair supply chain options. Our team is young,  excited, and unequivocally devoted to the mission.

Job Description 

The Accountant will report directly to the Finance Officer in Kampala and serve as the coordinator of accounts for the Kampala chocolate business.

This includes the following responsibilities: 

  • Supervise Accounts Assistants and cashiers responsible for Latitude sourcing operations with a  specific focus on:
  • Petty cash reporting and budgets
  • Verification of accountability for cash and mobile money expenses
  • Submission and confirmation of inventory reports
  • Balancing of buyers and pre-finance for sourcing
  • Verification of stocks and dispatches
  • Coordinate documentation and payment for all supplies and materials
  • Review and confirm monthly report submissions for the office
  • Verify and approve sourcing purchase data entry through a traceability program
  • Support the implementation of digital farmer payments
  • Ensure local tax compliance
  • Manage expenses and cost control for each branch
  • Verify asset and inventory reports at each branch
  • Carry out audits and site visits to confirm inventory and accountability


  • Fluent English
  • 3-5 years of experience in accounts department for a Ugandan registered company or entity
  • Degree in relevant Account or Finance field, progress completed towards CPA or ACCA
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Quickbooks
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail and good communication skills

Remuneration & Benefits 

Monthly salary commensurate with experience.The candidate will additionally be provided with the  following benefits:

  • Lunch on-site during working days
  • Coverage of health-related expenses at local company-nominated clinic
  • Regular feedback and professional development from your manager
  • Opportunities to engage in relevant training and continuing education
  • Bonuses based on company and individual performance
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