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Oct 25, 2016

Professional Services Firm Senior Associate Job in Kampala, Uganda

Duma Works is recruiting a Senior Associate for our client in Kampala, Uganda. 

Our client is a professional services firm that provides including assurance and business advisory services, business planning, feasibility studies & project proposal preparation, human resource, risk management and information system solutions.
Job Summary: The Senior Associate participates in and leads staff on audit and accounting engagements.

The incumbent is afforded the opportunity to undertake more challenging assignments, clients, staff responsibilities relating to auditing procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality;
  • Run client audit engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing and completing integrated and financial statement audits, and managing their to budget;
  • Supervise, train, and mentor audit associates and interns on the audit process, and assess performance of audit staff for audit engagement reviews and quarterly performance reviews;
  • Work with audit team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during audit engagements;
  • Research and analyze accounting issues and transactions, and audit-related and tax-related issues utilizing computer programs, and employ audit software to review and compile financial information;
  • Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform the audit engagement;
  • Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve audit-related problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements;
  • Assist audit partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls;
  • Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes and business objectives, and utilize that knowledge on the audit engagements;
  • Participate in the firm’s on-going audit recruiting efforts as needed; and.
  • Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related business field required;
  • CPA, ACCA, or CIMA is highly desirable;
  • 3-5 years of progressive audit experience in a professional services firm;
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, communication and project management skills;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Strong technical accounting and auditing skills;
  • Ability to supervise audit staff and lead client projects;
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships;
  • Ability to manage multiple client engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment;
  • Strong leadership, recruiting, training and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills;
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and audit preparation software; and
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various client sites.
Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to [email protected] marking the subject as “2488”, Your Full name &  Phone number e.g. 2488 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx.

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: 8th November 2016

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test. If you have any issues with the process, please reach out to +254702093793.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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