Senior Assistant Accountant

at Wakiso District Local Government
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 10, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Senior Assistant Accountant

Salary Scale : U5
Reports to : Accountant
Responsible for : Assistant Accountant
Job Purpose
To perform basic accounting processes involving preparing books of accounts and keeping custody of
accounting transaction records.
Key outputs
i. Custody for accounting records and documents provided;
ii. Deferred tax payments and returns processed and records kept;
iii. Financial transactions, cashbooks and subsidiary ledgers posted to General ledger and books of
accounts updated;
iv. Pay change report forms prepared and payroll transaction reports reconciled;
v. Transactions entered into the commitment control register;
vi. Custody of cash and imprest provided and payments effected; and
vii. Draft monthly reconciliation reports prepared.
Key Functions
i. Providing custody for accounting records and documents;
ii. Processing deferred tax payments and returns and keeping records thereof;
iii. Posting financial transactions, cashbooks and subsidiary ledgers to General ledger and updating
books of accounts;
iv. Preparing Pay Change report forms and reconciling payroll transaction reports;
v. Entering transactions into the commitment control register;
vi. Providing custody of cash and imprest and effecting payments; and
vii. Preparing draft monthly reconciliation reports.


Financial Management;
Information Communication Technology;
Accountability ;
Ethics and Integrity; and
Time management

Experience Requirements

At least 3 years of working experience as an Accounts Assistant in public or a reputable organisation.

Education Requirements

A minimum of a Diploma in Accounting or Financial Management or Business Studies/Administration from a recognised awarding Institution.
Or A Pre-professional Accounting Qualification (ATC or CAT) awarded from recognised Institution and accredited by the Institute of Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).