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Kampala, Uganda



February 25, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

AFRIpads was established in Sub Saharan Africa in 2010 with the goal of overcoming key challenges that women and girls face whilst on their period in relation to access, affordability and sustainability of menstrual products.

Since then, AFRIpads has grown to become the world’s leading social enterprise dedicated to manufacturing reusable sanitary pads in Africa. Building on a decade of expertise in the Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) sector, AFRIpads is a dedicated thought leader and active contributor to advancing the menstrual movement worldwide


Job Title

Accounts Assistant job at AFRIpads

Job Description

AFRIpads (Uganda) Ltd. is a fast-growing social enterprise in Uganda that manufactures and sells reusable (washable) cloth sanitary pads as an impactful feminine hygiene solution for women and girls in East Africa and beyond. Creating social impact is paramount to AFRIpads’ business objectives.

The company’s mission is to empower women and girls through business, innovation, and opportunity. Having pioneered the reusable sanitary pad market in East Africa, AFRIpads has reached more than 5 million women and girls with its product.

Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda and with a manufacturing facility in Masaka, AFRIpads currently employs 100 staff across both locations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting, regulatory and procedural standards.

  • Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

  • Document financial transactions by entering account information.

  • Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.

  • Summarize current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, statement of cash flows and other reports on a monthly basis.

  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.

  • Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.

  • Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents.

  • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.

  • Guide accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.

  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.

  • Secure financial information by completing data base backups.

  • Maintain financial security by following internal controls.

  • Prepare payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.

  • Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.

  • Reconciling & verifying transactions before posting them to the respective ledgers.

  • Managing daily general post ins/outs depending on the transactions (payments, receipts, purchases, etc.)

  • Support overall office administration and back-office needs in coordination with office, field and production staff, and service providers as needed.

  • Support AFRIpads overall company objectives to drive growth and impact

  • Carry out monthly internal audit review of all company transactions.

  • Provide support to procurement coordinator and ensure procurement guidelines are followed

  • Vetting of company support documents to ensure their authenticity

  • Perform any other duties assigned by his/ her supervisor

Enroll for QuickBooks Accounting Course

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business required preferably in Accounting or Finance with four years accounting experience in a busy private organisation.

  • Relevant professional qualification such as CPA Uganda or ACCA at least level II

  • Good working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting system.

  • Good working knowledge of MS office applications such as Ms Excel and Ms Word.

  • Knowledge of general accounting and fiscal management principles.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Enroll for CPA Uganda Course

How to Apply

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