Accountant job at UpEnergy

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Vacancy title:
Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

UpEnergy

Deadline of this Job:
16 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, August 01, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed





JOB DETAILS:
Accountant

About Us:
UpEnergy ( www.upenergygroup.com ) brings aspirational products that save energy and improve health
within reach of low-income customers. We develop distribution channels that distribute efficient and clean energy and safe water technologies. We finance our product subsidies and our growth via bespoke projects that generate carbon emissions reductions that we produce for global partners seeking emissions reductions and social impact co-benefits.
We sell products under our SmartHome brand, and through partnerships with other brands. We operate regional distribution hubs and build relationships directly with customers through the SmartHome sales operation. We’ve seen 100%+ year on year growth for years and have reached over 800,000 African households with products that deliver health and income benefits. A typical SmartHome stove saves each family we reach approximately 9% of their annual income while reducing air pollution. Through the SmartHome brand, we also sell household water filters in Uganda. These simple gravity point-of-use devices give households the ability to provide safe and clean water for their families. In Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique, we install safe water systems in institutions throughout the country.
UpEnergy has a 10-year track record of building projects that over perform expectations in the generation of emissions reductions, and that deliver on our performance promises to our customers. We are one of the largest developers by volume of projects focused on poverty alleviation through energy savings and fuel switching. Our team has a collective 50 years of climate finance experience and is at the forefront of Paris-era project finance.

About the role:
UpEnergy is at a time of exciting growth, and rapidly expanding into new geographies and new product categories. As part of this growth, we require an impact-driven and analytical Accountant to spearhead the company’s strategy to impact the lives of thousands of Ugandans. The accountant will report directly to the Finance Manager- Uganda.
The Up Energy Uganda Accountant is an exciting position that will provide the opportunity to be at the forefront of an emerging safe and clean drinking water sector in Uganda. If you are eager to gain incredibly rich, hands-on experience while being part of one of the fastest growing social enterprises in Africa and believe you’re up for the challenge (as well as a lot of fun!), we’d love to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:
• Supporting the Finance manager during annual financial audits and any other Periodic audits
• Working closely with the Uganda Finance team to ensure smooth running of operations
• Examining bank statements and reconciling them with general ledger entries
• Examining expenses submitted by employees
• Keeping an eye on incoming payments from accounts receivable and outgoing payments from accounts payable
• Preparing Payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements.
• Creating company financial reports with all the necessary information included
• Analysing data collected in order to determine the state of the company’s financial health
• Identify areas for improvement and implement improvements to processes
• Maintaining customer confidence and protecting operations by keeping financial information confidential.
• Working with the Finance Team to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting
• Perform general cost accounting and other related duties in the accounting.
• Any other financial duties that may come up from time to time.

Does this sound like you?
• Skilled in accounting, with working knowledge of Quick books
• Minimum academic qualification: Bachelor’s degree in any finance or accounting field
• Exceptional ability to collaborate, influence, and execute against strategy
• At least 2+ years of experience managing projects in Uganda
• Excellent communication skills (clear and concise) and interpersonal skills
• Innovative mind?set oriented toward constructive problem?solving and collaboration with stakeholders from various sectors
• Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and ability to multi?task and adjust to changing priorities
• Ability to work independently, a self-starter that is excited to work in frontier markets
• Proactive problem solver who initiates troubleshooting to keep the project on track
• Excitement to help a high impact start-up launch operations in a new market
• Strong work ethic, can navigate through uncertainty, identifies as a team player above all else
• MS Excel skills
• Strong work ethic, can navigate through uncertainty, identifies as a team player above all else
• Excited to be part of UpEnergy’s growth story
• Fluency in written and oral local language in Uganda
• Must be holders of authorized work permit or have the right to employment in Uganda

Why Join Us?
Not your average 9-to-5
UpEnergy encourages teamwork, creativity, and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty. We stay close to our market, understand our customers, and have a lot of fun while doing our work! If you’re looking for a conventional 9-to-5, you’d be missing out on our adventures!

Opportunity to do things in a new way
As one of the largest compliance credit issuers in Africa, we need to be constantly improving and rethinking our way of work. This means endless opportunities for a self-starter to initiate new ways of doing things or experimenting ways to help us improve.

Personal and Career Growth
Wouldn’t it be a pity to spend so much time working but not growing and learning? At UpEnergy we value both personal and professional growth, and we want to grow as a team. From classroom training to coffee chats to performance review, we want to support every team member to grow into the best version they can.

Create Lasting Impact
Our clean energy products bring positive impact to both our planet earth and for the low-income communities we work in. We don’t just focus on sales – we follow up and truly understand our customers to make sure that they continue to benefit from our products. Your work will create much longer-lasting impact than what you can see!

Compensation:
The Accountant will receive a competitive salary and bonus.

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Please send a customized cover letter highlighting your relevant experience – and the specific areas of
UpEnergy’s work that most interest you – to [email protected]

Location & Start Date

The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda with a desired start date of September 1.

Love UpEnergy, but looking for a different role?

If you don’t think this role is the right fit for you, but you identify with UpEnergy’s mission and values, why not check out our other openings or drop us a line? There are many ways to make clean energy products available to more communities, and if you are the right person to play a role in this mission, let’s stay in touch, and let’s build something together!


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