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Chief Accountant Kampala

Posted by Living Goods Private Central
  • Company: Living Goods
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Bachelor
  • Category: Accounting
  • Contract: Undefined
  • Salary: Undefined
Living Goods is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to join our Finance team as the Chief Accountant. This is a new position being brought on to support our rapid growth. The position will be based in Kampala Uganda and will report to the Director of Finance.The Chief Accountant will be responsible for leading and managing the accounting function of Living Goods Uganda.  This will be a vital role in supporting Living Goods' operations with responsibilities included but not limited to: managing general ledger and QuickBooks transactions, preparation of monthly reconciliations, fixed asset management, and updating the POS system. Gradually this position will expand to cover accounting functions for Kenya and the USA.You may be the right fit for this role if you bring a strong background in accounting with a minimum of 4 years experience in a similar role and working knowledge of ERP and Quickbooks. You may be a fit for Living Goods if you embody a combination of entrepreneurial tenacity and a strong drive for continuous learning and improvement.ResponsibilitiesIn charge of general ledger accounts and daily posting of transactions into QuickBooks accounting system.Responsible for timely closure of the general ledger on a monthly basis (both Kenya and Uganda).The  preparation of all respective monthly reconciliations and journals (bank reconciliation, inter-company reconciliation, supplier reconciliation, staff receivables reconciliation, inventory reconciliation, petty cash reconciliation).Review of payment vouchers to ensure they are supported by supplier reconciliations and all other relevant documents.Establish and monitor relationships with creditors and debtors.Responsible for monthly payroll preparations and statutory deductions monthly returns.Responsible for fixed assets management and maintenance of a proper fixed assets register.Monthly review of balance sheet accounts.Responsible for updating the POS with price changes and other promotional drives as will be communicated from time to time.Responsible for sales collection reconciliation ensuring all sales collections at branches are banked.Responsible for monthly inventory reconciliation and follow up on any shrink identified.Participate fully in implementation of financial controls and procedures.Any other accounting tasks that will be allocated from time to timeQualificationsBachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or other related field from a recognized university.Professional qualification in accounting; CPA or ACCA.At least four years’ experience in a similar role.Experience and working knowledge of an ERP and accounting packages. Experience using QuickBooks will be an added advantage.Experience in the retail industry will be an added advantage. CompensationA highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need. What is Living Goods?Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.
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