Deputy Accountant (One Post)

Ref. Number: MPG19000
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Accounts

Report To: Factory Accountant.

Duty Station: Head office of Mpanga Growers Tea Factory Limited.

Over role purpose: Deputize the Accountant by Analyzing financial information and data, monitor and report on Stores, Accounts assistants and Cashiers’ operations and prepare financial reports to management in line with Company finance policy and applicable accounting Standards.

Duties and responsibilities

Shall deputize the accountant
Ensure that authorization procedures are consistently followed and transaction approved in accordance with company policy
Manage debtors and creditors accounts in line with the Company’s finance policy and guidelines
Supervise daily posting of farmers data and ensure farmers payments are calculated on time for payment
Follow-up on recovery of debts from farmers and staff
Monitor the preparation of the payroll and farmers payments in line with MGTF finance guidelines and policies
Ensure timely submission of statutory reports like VAT, PAYE, and NSSF
Supervise, and manage the performance of subordinate staff in line with the Company’s financial guidelines and Human Resource Manual
Enforce and monitor adherence to financial controls and safety measures in line with the Company’s financial guidelines and procedures
Supervise the daily posting of finance related data and data from other departments
Monitor bank transactions and maintain an up-to-date record of all transitions
Prepare Management Accounts, tax returns and statutory returns and any other financial reports required by the management.
Provide technical support to other departments as per the business needs
Respond to internal and external inquiries and queries in liaison with the Factory Accountant

Provide the Internal and External Auditors with accounts information and data as per requests made

Qualification and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Business administration or Financial Management with accounting option from a recognized institution
Must have professional qualification i.e. ACCA/CPA
A minimum of 3 years working experience in accounting and finance preferably in an manufacturing organization
Knowledge of;
Computerized accounting systems like SUN, Pastel and Tally
IAS/IFRS accounting requirements and budgeting
Word, access and micro soft word
Procurement procedures

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent numerical skills
Leadership skills
Analytical skills
Communication and interpersonal skills
Proven integrity
Computer skills

All applications should be submitted to the office of Human Resource Manager, Mpanga Growers Tea Factory Limited by 28th January 2019 before 5:00pm or P.O. Box 585, Fort Portal.