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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 20, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

True North Ltd started operations in 2008 under the name Efrivo Services Ltd as an IT & Management consultancy services company. In June 2011, it rebranded under the trade name True North Consult Ltd to reflect its current focus on People Management Advisory Services.
We are proud to be the only people management consultancy in Uganda that is run by qualified Human Resource Management Professionals.

Our niche is in the provision of bespoke management services to organizations of all sizes. The company has a network of over 15 consulting partners with over 10 years hands-on experience in their respective areas of expertise.

Because we are small, every customer is big, therefore you are guaranteed dedicated effort and service from highly qualified and experienced resources.

Job Title

Reporting Accountant job at True North Consult Ltd

Job Description

This role is responsible for preparing and coordinating monthly financial close data, preliminary preparation of month end and quarter end reports, support financial controls and key support in the statutory audit process among others.
This role supervises the Reporting analyst and together they also support business operations in understanding their financial information and identifying opportunities to maximize financial performance, and statutory / regulatory reporting requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • Preliminary preparation of month end and quarter end reports

  • Preparation of audit schedules

  • Ensure an accurate and efficient financial monthly close.

  • Support the design and adoption of accounting policies, procedures and controls.

  • Perform value added operational analysis, primarily budget / forecast variance analysis.

  • Prepare standard monthly / quarterly financial reports for local, regional and corporate management.

  • Support monthly and quarterly financial review calls.

  • Support internal and external auditors with requirements as requested.

  • Deliver on time and accurate statutory reporting.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and manage the performance of direct reports as well as contractors and sub- contractors

  • Proactively identify and resolve personnel issues in conjunction with Human Resources

  • Recruit, develop and retain staff, partnering with Sr. Management and Human Resources. This includes on-boarding and orientation for new hires.

  • Provide disciplined performance management for team.

  • Define and communicate annual goals, perform formal and informal performance reviews, and ensure changes and updates are communicated in a timely and professional manner.

  • Create strong collaborative team environment.


Environment

  • Approximately 100% performed in climate-controlled internal office environment working under normal office conditions. Approximately 5-10% travel will be required in support of the positions responsibilities.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands and finger to feel and handle; reach with arms and hands; talk and hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, and crouch; lift weight or exert a force up to a maximum of 12kgs.


Additional

  • We are a dynamic organization in a rapidly changing industry. Accordingly, the responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with the Company’s business needs. More specifically, the individual may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above. The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Qualifications and Competencies

Person Specification

Education, Training, Skills & Experience Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of IFRS

  • Skilled in Excel

  • Oracle experience preferred

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently

  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment

  • Detail oriented, able to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities

  • Good oral communication skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly across the whole organization

  • Excellent follow up skills

  • The incumbent must be flexible as there may be occasions that require working beyond the standard working week to ensure the positions expectations and responsibilities are met.


Education and Experience

  • Degree in Finance and Accounting or in a related field preferred

  • ACCA accreditation required

  • Minimum 5 years’ accounting experience


How to Apply

To apply, please send your Resume to exechire@truenorthafrica.com before 20th October, 2023. Ensure to indicate the role you are applying for in the subject

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