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Are you looking for Accounting Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Senior Accountant job at Interswitch

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 5, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

In June this year, Interswitch East Africa (U) Limited was officially licensed by the Bank of Uganda in accordance with the National Payment Systems Act, 2020, and its implementing Regulations of 2021.

Job Title

Senior Accountant job at Interswitch

Job Description

Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organizations on a timely and consistent basis. Our vision is to build an Africa where payment is a seamless part of everyday life To oversee the financial operations while ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulations and providing strategic financial guidance to senior management by reporting on key statutory, regulatory, and management reports, and monitor the day-to-day financial activity of the organization to drive prudent financial decisions and contribute to the financial health of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategy & Planning

  • Develop and implement financial strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure the company’s financial health and compliance.

  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules monthly, quarterly, and annually to ensure efficient and accurate financial reporting.

  • Collaborate with senior management to develop financial plans and budgets aligned with the company’s goals and objectives.




  • Monitor and evaluate financial performance against budget and forecast, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing corrective actions.

  • Analyze revenues, commissions, and expenses to ensure appropriate recording.

  • Update and rewrite the Accounting policy of the company and ensure compliance with IFRS.

  • Oversee day-to-day accounting activities, including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger maintenance, and bank reconciliations.

  • Support members of the Finance team and advise on technical accounting queries.

  • Analyze financial statements monthly and report variances



  • Check payment schedules, including account numbers, vendor names, and amounts prior to payments in the absence of the Country Head of Finance.

  • Conduct spot checks of cash count exercises to confirm cash at hand tallies with ledger entries.

  • Review monthly schedules for approvals, prepayments, WHT, etc., and sign off.

  • Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are carried out timely (Supplier account, Customer account, WHT, VAT, Intercompany, Inventory, Accruals, customer balances, cash and bank).

  • Enable financial and tax auditing processes by providing required documentation and explanations to internal and external auditors.




  • Reconcile management accounts/pre-audit TB to final set of audited financial statements.

  • Support annual statutory audit and quarterly financial verification process by preparing and reviewing audit schedules.

  • Communicate and liaise with external auditors.

  • Keep abreast of updates and amendments to accounting standards and local regulatory


Qualifications and Competencies

  • 1st degree, Financial Accounting, or related course

  • Professional certifications: At least level 3 of CPA or ACCA


EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years’ Experience in a similar role for organization of similar size and complexity. Audit for professional services experience is an added advantage.

Enroll for CPA Uganda Course

How to Apply

Send your Applications to: hr.ug@interswitchgroup.com

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