Financial Accountant

at Puma Energy
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 10, 2024
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Main Purpose:
Perform a variety of accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the organization's financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements. Follow established procedures and guidelines to accurately maintain the organization's financial records and transactions

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:
Key Responsibilities:
• Check and analyze financial information and prepare more complex financial reports and accounting statements so that senior management has accurate and timely information for making financial decisions.
• Coordinate the issuance of monthly reports and financial reports such as: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Account Consolidation, T tables, Cash Flows, Consolidation of Tangible and Intangible Assets, Weekly and Monthly Margins, Inventories Reconciliations, Debtor and Creditor lists, Budget Reports, Investments Projects Control, Approvals according to DOA and Revisions of Payments to Suppliers. Prepare reports weekly, monthly, and annually. Assist in development of budget. Perform and review account reconciliations.

• Schedule monthly tax payments, VAT (with the monthly sales and purchases records), Income Tax withholdings, payments on account, and payment of the annual determination of the amount to be paid. Weekly tax distribution.

• Keep daily control of such legal books and records of accounts as: General Ledger, Sales Records, Purchases Records, Inventory, receivables, payables and Annual affixing of the required tax stamps to books.

• Coordinate, monitor, and execute independent audits, provide all necessary information for compliance on deadlines. Work closely with independent auditors during and preparing schedules for the annual audit. Revise the computation of employment termination payments.

• Manages the accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting functions on a periodic basis
• Preparation of the Annual Financial Report including financial statements, notes, supporting schedules, transmittal letter and statistical information.
• Train, test and ensure the integrity of the financial system (controls and technology). Train, test and maintain the financial software system and ensure its integrity.

• Attend meetings and participate on behalf of finance when needed

• Finance professional with 2-3 years of experience in an accounting role or similar in an industrial business
• Oil industry experience is preferred
• CPA or Ugandan certified chartered accountant is a must
• Experience in preparing budgets, liasioning with URA/Tax Auditors

• Familiarity with Sun Systems; Hyperion; Vision; Office; Advanced Excel; Database Management.

• Accounting Knowledge
• Knowledge of applicable local laws, codes and regulations
• Ability to compile, analyze data and prepare complex financial reports and statements
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Fluent in English (other languages will be a plus)
• Technology savvy

• Ability to prioritize and schedule work; meet multiple deadlines,
• Excellent communication and good organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects in a high stress environment

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