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Port Bell, Kampala, Uganda



April 7, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Through tenacity, courage and vision, Grindrod grew from humble beginnings into a global powerhouse that is listed on the JSE and is represented by subsidiaries, joint ventures and associated companies in 23 countries. We work hard every day to earn our customer's trust. We are passionate about understanding their unique requirements and collaborating with them to create the most cost-effective and efficient solution to move cargo across trade corridors – by road, rail, sea and air.We operate with insight and agility, and lead with grit. It is this determination that is at the core of our success.


Job Title

Accounts Clerk job at Grindrod

Job Description

Grindrod is a South African logistics company, a global powerhouse that is listed on the JSE, and has a presence in over 23 countries.

Our commitment to forging new routes and delivering Africa's commodities to the world is unwavering. We provide a safe working environment in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect and our strategic aspirations ultimately lie in the hands of our people. We strive to earn our customers' trust every day and touch the lives of our communities within which we operate.

We innovate for operational excellence and embrace long-term thinking and deliver on short-term action.

Having completed the construction of a ship, the M/v Mpungu for Lake Victoria, Grindrod Logistics Africa Uganda seeks to recruit skilled, experienced and motivated persons to work in Port Bell and Luzira.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Data Entry: Input financial transactions, invoices, purchase orders, receipts, and other accounting records into the company's accounting software or ERP system accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Accounts Payable: Process accounts payable transactions, including verifying invoices, obtaining approvals, coding expenses to appropriate accounts, and preparing payments for suppliers and vendors.

  • Accounts Receivable: Assist with accounts receivable functions, such as generating customer invoices, issuing statements, recording payments, and following up on overdue accounts.

  • Reconciliation: Reconcile bank statements, credit card statements, and other financial accounts to ensure accuracy and completeness of transactions. Investigate and resolve discrepancies as needed.

  • Record Maintenance: Maintain organized and up-to-date financial records, files, and documentation. Ensure compliance with record retention policies and procedures.

  • Reporting: Assist in preparing financial reports, summaries, and statements as requested. Compile data and provide support for month-end and year-end closing processes.

  • Assistance: Provide administrative support to the accounting department, such as filing documents, answering phones, responding to inquiries, and assisting with special projects as assigned.

  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with accounting policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements. Follow internal controls and contribute to maintaining a strong internal control environment.

  • Communication: Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders, external vendors, and customers regarding financial matters. Provide assistance and support to colleagues as needed.

  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements, efficiencies, and automation in accounting processes. Participate in training and development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Education: Typically, a high school diploma or equivalent is required for entry-level positions. Some employers may prefer candidates with post-secondary education in accounting, finance, or related fields.

  • Experience: Previous experience in clerical or administrative roles, particularly in accounting or finance, may be beneficial but is not always required for entry-level positions. Employers may provide on-the-job training.

  • Computer Skills: Proficiency in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook. Familiarity with accounting software or ERP systems (e.g., QuickBooks, SAP, Oracle) may be preferred.

  • Numerical Skills: Strong numerical aptitude and attention to detail are essential for accurately processing financial transactions, reconciling accounts, and maintaining financial records.

  • Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational skills to manage paperwork, files, and records efficiently. Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

  • Communication Skills: Effective written and verbal communication skills to interact with colleagues, clients, and vendors professionally. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in emails, phone calls, and in-person interactions.

  • Analytical Skills: Basic analytical skills to identify discrepancies or errors in financial documents, reconcile accounts, and troubleshoot issues as they arise. Ability to think critically and problem-solve independently.

  • Ethical Conduct: Commitment to ethical conduct, integrity, and confidentiality in handling sensitive financial information. Adherence to professional codes of conduct and compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and provide support to colleagues as needed. Willingness to share knowledge, assist with tasks, and contribute to achieving team goals.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility and adaptability to learn new tasks, processes, and software systems as required. Ability to adapt to changes in work priorities or procedures.

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