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Tax & Accounting Job Vacancies

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions in a leading regional company, whose core business is to manufacture and market a wide range of beverages in Kenya and the Eastern and Central African Region.

1. Tax and Management Accountant

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the holder of this position will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the company is in full compliance with tax regulation and that the company’s costing and stock related policies are optimal and effective.

Key Responsibilities

  • Extracting information from the accounting system and user departments for the computation and timely remittance of all tax and statutory payments;
  • Handling of all tax related issues with KRA and external auditors;
  • Maintaining a record of claims, refunds and settlement of taxes;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate costing and pricing of products and services to and from the Company;
  • Performing budget variance analysis on a monthly basis and reporting on variances that require management attention or subsequent flexing of the budget with particular emphasis on key result areas;
  • Preparation of price adjustments list for approval by the management;
  • Ensuring adherence to internal and external controls relating to tax and payroll payments;
  • Reconciling all tax and ledger accounts to ensure accuracy and correctness of entries and maintaining a dividend tax account;
  • Advising management on a continuous basis on relevant tax policies that need to be developed in line with changes in tax laws and regulations;
  • Planning for quarterly and annual stock take, follow up variance reconciliation and maintain appropriate records;
  • Ensuring correctness of inventory valuation in the accounting system.

Qualifications and Competence
  • A Business related bachelors degree with specialization in Accounting or Finance;
  • A professional qualification in Accounting preferably CPA or ACCA;
  • A minimum of 5 years post graduation working experience of which 3 years should be in a senior managerial position preferably in a busy FMCG environment;
  • Prior experience in a tax consultancy firm will be an added advantage;
  • Hands on experience in use of ERP – knowledge of Sage is an added advantage;
  • Conversant with all relevant tax laws and other statutory regulations;
  • Conversant with IAS;
  • Good communication skills with ability to meet deadlines and a team player;
  • Person of high integrity with self-discipline, innovative and strategic thinker.

2. Country Accountant - Uganda

Reporting to the Head of the Function who is based at the Head Office in Nairobi, the holder of this position will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the company’s accounting transactions in Uganda are in full compliance with International Accounting Standards and are reported to the Head Office promptly.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensuring that all accounting transactions of the branch are captured correctly and fully recorded in the books;
  • Ensuring daily banking is done and bank reconciliation done regularly;
  • Maintain a detailed fixed asset register;
  • Preparing a detailed audit schedule for yearly external audit;
  • Ensure compliance with all tax and other statutory requirements (payments and returns) as per Uganda laws;
  • Maintaining petty cashbook and administer petty cash float;
  • Facilitating payments to suppliers;
  • Carrying out system administration in pastel such as unit cost input, price input, stock take in the system;
  • Assisting in logistics issues such as customs clearance and documentation;
  • Carrying out regular stock take of the warehouse;
  • Consolidating annual budget for KWAL Uganda Limited in liaison with Subsidiaries & Reporting Accountant and Country Manager;
  • Maintaining and provide monthly management accounts and other relevant reports as may be required;
  • Ensuring correct invoicing and receipting to customers.

Qualifications and Competence
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance) or Equivalent;
  • CPA (K) or ACCA;
  • Conversant with International Accounting Standards;
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems preferably Pastell and Sage
  • Four (4) years experience preferably in FMCG with knowledge of a financial enterprise resource tool;
  • Knowledge of company law, Business law and Tax and customs laws of Uganda will be an added advantage;
  • Person of high Integrity, honest, good communicator and self-discipline.

If you are the right candidate for the above roles and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the
qualifications given, submit your application letter, attached to a detailed CV with copies of academic and professional certificates to;

DN/A 1539
P.O.Box 49010-00100

So as to reach us not later than Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer

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