Job Summary

This Junior Bookkeeper position is for the outsourced bookkeeping side of our operations.

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

Job Description

Cohen Simon Accounting Ltd. is a new company providing accounting, advisory and tax services to SMEs and NGOs in Uganda, and outsourced bookkeeping services to international clients. 

A. Educational & experience qualifications

The Bookkeeper will, at a minimum have:

• A bachelor’s degree in accounting

• Level 2 of the ACCA or CPA certification

• A minimum of 2 years’ accounting experience. Preference is given to audit experience

• Excellent computer skills – emphasis on Microsoft Excel, bookkeeping packages (in particular QuickBooks) and keyboarding. Preference will be given to those with experience in audit software - Caseware.


B. Personal characteristics

The candidate will possess:

• Excellent English communication skills - both verbal and written  

• Demonstrated experience to work quickly and perform well under pressure

• Qualities that reflect a passionate, hard-working, energetic, punctual individual who exhibits excellence and professionalism at all times

• The ability to pay attention to detail as well as understand the big picture

• A commitment toward continuous improvement and learning 

• Willingness to be flexible with work hours to meet client deadlines and interactions with international clients in different time zones


C. Job description

The role of Bookkeeper includes:

• Review and code client documents and enter data into Caseware, Quick Books, Sage 50 and various online bookkeeping software

• Review other bookkeepers’ work for accuracy and completeness

• Assist the accountants with completing the working papers and financial statements 

• Work as a team with international accounting firms through email, phone and skype

• Meet time deadlines as set by the Accounts Manager for each client

• Other tasks as may be prescribed


D. Direct report

The Bookkeeper will report directly to the Accounts Manager 

4-month probationary salary 800,000 gross.

Kindly exclude any special characters (a comma, a hyphen, etc), on the salary expectations field.

To submit your application attach your cover letter and CV.

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