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Financial Accountant job at Puma Energy

OVERVIEW

JOB DETAILS: Financial Accountant

Main Purpose: Perform various accounting activities to manage the financial resources of the organization in accordance with accounting principles and regulatory requirements. Ensure accurate financial reporting for informed decision-making by senior management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Check and analyze financial information to prepare complex financial reports and statements.
  • Coordinate the issuance of monthly financial reports including Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Statements.
  • Manage monthly tax payments, VAT, and income tax withholdings, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain daily control of legal books such as General Ledger, Sales and Purchases Records, and Inventory.
  • Coordinate and execute independent audits, providing necessary information and preparing schedules.
  • Manage accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general accounting functions periodically.
  • Prepare the Annual Financial Report including financial statements and supporting schedules.
  • Train and ensure integrity of financial systems and software.
  • Attend meetings and represent finance department as needed.

Requirements:

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of experience in an accounting role, preferably in industrial or oil industry.
  • CPA or Ugandan certified chartered accountant required.
  • Experience with budget preparation and liaison with tax authorities (URA/Tax Auditors).
  • Familiarity with Sun Systems, Hyperion, and Advanced Excel.

Skills:

  • Strong accounting knowledge and understanding of local laws and regulations.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data to prepare complex financial reports.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and database management.
  • Fluent in English; additional languages a plus.
  • Technology savvy with ability to maintain financial software integrity.

Competencies:

  • Excellent prioritization and organizational skills to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a high-pressure environment.

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.

Job Application Procedure: Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply. Please submit your application online with a cover letter and CV.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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