Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of Finance the officer will provide financial and administrative support to Quest Holdings, based in Uganda. The staff will be a full time member of the Quest Holdings Limited support team. The position holder will be responsible for supporting the team in areas such as financial management and ensuring compliance with Quest internal policies and procedures.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

We are pleased to announce the following job opportunity in the Finance Department. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Finance Assistant Officer

The Successful Candidate Will Be Responsible For:

  • Management of the company’s imprest system including all receipts and payments, reconciling daily petty cash and providing daily cash reports.

  • Assist in invoicing functions, providing information relevant for invoicing purposes, delivery of the respective invoices to various customers.

  • Assisting in Banking and other bank-related functions such as deposits both cash and cheques, carrying out bank reconciliations monthly and ensuring that all the non-reconciling factors are brought to the attention of management.

  • Record keeping; including all updates on the relevant ledger’s e.g. debtors, sales and other ledgers.

  • Maintenance of the company’s asset register, a company asset file were all fixed assists are recorded and consistently updated for proper management decision making, ensuring that all company assets are insured and clearly branded with agreed company asset codes.

  • Tax-related issues; assist in the provision of schedules that are relevant for URA tax purposes as and when required by the accountant.

  • Generation of weekly financial reports in regard to collections, expenditure and financial position of the company and this is expected to be ready before close of business of every Friday.

  • Advising management on relevant aspects in regard to the company’s daily financial aspects that may be of relevance.

  • Creditors’ management; ensuring that all creditors’ records are up to date and their statements reconciled before any payment requests are made.

  • Minimizing expenditure and ensuring that the company’s operations budget does not exceed the approved budget.

  • Performing any other duty that in line with the work of an accounts officer as and when required and deemed fit by management.

The Ideal Candidate Should Possess:

Required Education and Experience

  • University degree of Business Administration supplemented by professional courses in Finance/Accounting or any other related field.

  • Two to three years of progressively responsible work experience at the professional level in finance and office administration.

  • Good writing and communication skills with supervisory ability.

  • Ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment.

  • Good level of spoken and written English.

  • Analytical skills and negotiating skills.

  • Willingness to travel outside the country.

  • Ability to work independently and work collaboratively as part of a team in a challenging and highly fluid environment.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and cooperatively with team members are required.

  • Basic knowledge in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and powerpoint.

  • The high degree of cultural sensitivity.

  • Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is a requirement.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Competitive package

If you meet the requirements and are self-driven, proactive and up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter either through the Brightermonday portal or to quoting the job title on the subject. 

All applications must be done by Monday 2nd September 2019.

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