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Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable - Accountant

Maersk Line

Kampala, Uganda
Transports et logistique
Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable - Accountant

Last application date: 26/2/2021

Do you want to join an industry with a profound impact on the lives of millions of people globally? Maersk Uganda is currently looking for an experienced Accountant to join the team.

The Position will provide country support to the Country Accounting Manager, East Africa Area teams in terms of coordinating timely, accurate, reliable financial reporting and compliance with approved authority Matrix.

We offer
At Maersk, you’ll be part of a global team motivated by bringing food and commodities to people in every corner of the world. We do this through close partnerships with our valued customers, who trade everything from seafood and fruits, to clothes, electronics and cars! No matter our role in the Region our end goal is to simplify the lives of our customers. This is done through seamless processes, best in class digital solutions, and great customer service!

Our diverse team of passionate and dedicated colleagues are empowered and supported to grow by their leaders. We all have our customers in mind, in every action of our daily work life, and this is truly the key to reaching our target!

An exciting career opportunity in an international, challenging business setting characterised by high pace and diversity. You will get to focus on creating valuable relations with current and new customers and work with highly-professional teams in an environment where you will be valued, recognised and rewarded.

Key responsibilities
- Co-ordinate with Delivery & Customer Service teams to ensure any collections or similar disputes are closed; Milestones are updated on Trakit, Invoices are dispatched.
- Closely review the process and ensure the Block and release report is adhered to.
- Provide inputs for the Business cases and credit approval processes.
- Review revenue, GP, CM1 with BCO to ensure correctness of the numbers reported.
- Improve collections - Ensure close follow up on the outstanding, including collaboration & support to the offshore collection teams, and deliver target DSO and provide input on exceptional releases process.
- Check on the Operational costs normally absorbed by the business and liaise with stakeholders to close the gap.
- Review and monitor all SGA/fixed costs accruals to ensure that they are correctly accounted for.
- Review and process supplier payments to ensure that same are done in accordance with set procedures, that minimise risk and improve the control environment.
- Enhance better collaboration between country, Area and GSC finance teams to ensure we have a coordinated one-Maersk team.
- Ensure a robust asset management process, including arranging regular cash counts, inventory counts, Fixed Asset Counts, advance payments and any other adhoc controls to secure company assets.
- Provide Country support towards management reporting including Monthly reports, Intercompany reporting, Operational data reporting, Quarterly reporting, Forecasts (ROFO), Budgets/Targets, balance sheet reconciliations etc.
- Ensure local statutory accounts/financial statements are prepared, signed and Board meetings are held in or before June. Final tax returns are filed against signed financials.
- Support bank clearing and bank reconciliation to ensure that any ageing items are followed up on with the bank and relevant teams and closed timely.

We are looking for
- Bcom/BBA/Bsc Accounting, Finance or Business course with Major in accounting.
- ACCA/CPA accreditation is an added advantage.
- General Accounting and finance knowledge with 3 – 4 Years experience in busy finance department with, proven track record of strong financial management, analytical skills, attention to detail and unquestionable integrity.
- Local knowledge of Tax reporting and statutory accounts, in accordance with local regulation.
- Interpersonal skills to deal with staff, vendors, customers, service providers.
- Knowledge of the Core Business and related functions, computerized accounting, ERP reporting and logical analytical skills.
- Excellent communications and stakeholder management skills.
- Logistics industry experience is an advantage.

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