Entry Level Accounts Assistant Job Opportunities – Samasource

Organisation: Samasource
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Samasource is a social enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in poverty. We build technology that helps leverage the brain-power of the poor so they can lift themselves out of poverty by providing valuable services to companies around the world. We are a dynamic and growing team with a big vision–to reduce worldwide poverty and its effects through technology. We need the best people to help us achieve it. We like to move fast and get things done. If you join us, you’ll be able to make an immediate impact, connect with some of the brightest people in the fields of social enterprise, impact sourcing, and tech. Samasource is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including eBay, Google, Cisco, and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.
Job Summary: The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for the maintenance of finance documentation and records, preparation and verification of monthly statements, reconciliation of bank accounts, financial analysis and preparation of financial projections for the Center.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tasked with managing all accounting operations based on the acceptable accounting principles.
  • Handling tax administration; filling all tax returns PAYE, VAT, etc.
  • Compiling transactions and summarizing work done in accounts covered by employees from all departments/sections.
  • Managing petty cash and ensuring availability of an appropriate amount of petty cash.
  • Assisting the Finance Manager in preparation of monthly cash projections.
  • Reconciling staff advances for review by the Finance Manager.
  • Liaising with the other departments to ensure receipt of invoices and necessary support documentation for timely payment of vendors.
  • Reporting irregularities and taking appropriate measures without delay.
  • Keeping up with financial policies, regulations and legislation.
  • Carrying out any other duties connected with cash transactions as instructed.
  • Handling any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a university degree in Accounting/Finance/Auditing and/or a full professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA or equivalent.
  • At least two years’ post qualification experience.
  • Proven knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control Procedures.
Personal Characteristics:
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills.
  • Posses extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Vision Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, QuickBooks and MS Access.
  • Show good organizational skills with ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Posses good interpersonal skills; should be able to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Have the ability to maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Excellent reporting skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th February, 2018

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