UpEnergy Uganda Jobs 2022 – Fresher Accountant

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Job Title:  – UpEnergy Uganda Jobs 2022 Accountant

Organization: UpEnergy Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda



UpEnergy Uganda Profile

UpEnergy brings aspirational products that save energy and improve health within reach of low-income customers. We develop distribution channels that sell efficient and clean energy 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 many 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 about 9% of their annual income while reducing air pollution.

UpEnergy has a 10 year track record of building projects that overperform expectations in the generation of emissions reductions, and that deliver on our the energy savings promise to our customers. We are one of the largest developers by volume of projects focused poverty alleviation through energy savings and fuel switching. Our team has a collective 50 years of experience and is at the forefront of Paris-era project finance.



Job Summary

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!



Roles and 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
  • Analyzing 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.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 the local language in Uganda
  • Must be holders of authorized work permit or have the right to employment in Uganda



How To Apply for UpEnergy Uganda Jobs 2022

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their CVs and applications online via the link below:

Click here to apply

Deadline: Open until filled