Job Summary

Great management opportunity for a senior accountant with experience in setting up, training and managing QuickBooks

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

Cohen Simon Accounting is seeking to hire an Accounting Manager for a well established and successful tour company. Location is outside Kampala toward Entebbe.

The Accounting Manager will report directly to the owners of the company and will be responsible for all accounting and financial tasks, including: 

  • Purchase and install QuickBooks in a multi-user environment
  • Create a chart of accounts that meets the company's management information needs
  • Account for transactions in multiple currencies
  • Set up opening balances using December 31 2018 audited financial statements and prepare 2019 documents for data entry
  • Train 9 staff how to use QuickBooks for managing sales, receivables, payables and all bank and cash transactions
  • Develop, document and implement accounting policies and procedures with an appropriate level of internal controls
  • Assign all accounting tasks to 2 staff and oversee to ensure all transactions are correctly and timely captured, classified,  entered into QuickBooks, and filed to ensure a proper audit trail
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations, internal audit checks and monthly reports
  • Create Excel templates and reports that can analyse the profitability of jobs by customer and type of business
  • Manage and improve the accounting systems at remote hotel locations
  • Support the audit process by preparing all documents and accounting schedules for the auditor, reviewing the audit report, responding to the management letter and ensuring approved adjusting entries are posted into QuickBooks
  • Manage the budgeting process - building projections in Excel, enter into QuickBooks and report monthly on budget to actual variances


Applicants MUST have the following experience:

  • 3 years' audit experience with a  public accounting firm
  • Experience with setting up QuickBooks in a multi -user environment
  • 2 years' management experience - supervising other accountants
  • 4 year's (recent experience) full cycle accounting in QuickBooks (Desktop or Online)
  • Excellent communication skills - English and Luganda - in writing and speaking
  • Advanced Excel skills


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, or related education plus experience
  • CPA completed

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