Accountant Job – Royal Van Zanten

Job Title:       Accountant (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Royal Van Zanten

Duty Station: Namaiba, Mukono, Uganda

Reports to: Finance Manager

About US:

Improvement has been present in the Royal Van Zanten DNA for 160 years. In the form of entrepreneurship, the documentation of experience and a passion for research & education by the Veldhuijzen van Zanten family. Maus van Staaveren learnt through interaction with others and constantly improved his business by trial and evaluation.

In 2018, after a turbulent business period, the Veldhuijzen van Zanten family sold the company to hands-on investor, Nimbus. The family culture is maintained, while the ambition, quality and entrepreneurship receive a boost. Three years on, Royal Van Zanten is ‘Back on Track’ and on its way to its 160th anniversary.

Job Summary:  The Accountant ensures that all accounting / reporting regulations are aimed at timely (tax filings, yearly audit, etc.) and within the Group’s guidelines. You will be the main contact person for dealings with the URA and other tax queries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Performance Measures

  • Tax filings (PAYE – NSSF – WHT – VAT – CIT)
  • Ensure accurate and on time tax filings

Propose solutions for all tax queries and be the main contact person for dealings with the URA

  • URA tax ledgers are accurate
  • Handling tax questions effectively

Bank payments

  • All payments are accurate and on time
  • Bank transactions are captured properly in ERP system (Navision)

Payroll review

  • Ensure accurate and on time payment of all employee salaries
  • Ensure accurate registration in ERP system

Prepare timely and accurate statutory company accounts including balance sheets annually + co-ordinate with the external auditor.

  • Financial statements are signed of timely without material adjustments.

Ensure completeness, accuracy and reliability of some monthly closing activities.

  • Monthly closing is completed by work day 4 of the next month.

Review and constantly improve the organization’s internal control systems & procedures

  • Update financial procedures that leads to an improved way of working
  • Other tasks / responsibilities depending on the need and interest (e.g. inventory, financial reporting, digitalization of processes…)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should possess a university degree from a recognized university preferably B. Com (Finance).
  • Membership in a professional body such as ACCA, CPA or CIMA is recommendable
  • Proven – hands-on – work experience as an Accountant
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Ms. Excel)
  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills and a high level of service orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High integrity and ethical standards
  • Good planning and organizational skills like ability to make priorities
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Living already in Mukono area is an added advantage

Remuneration and other added benefits: Competitive salary with benefits

Work Environment/Condition:

  • The position is office based, in Namaiba (near Mukono). Required to live in Seeta or closer.
  • Being part of a young & dynamic team that works according to the principles of freedom & responsibility.
  • Opportunity to do a wide range of tasks to develop yourself

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV and motivation letter to

Deadline: 19th July 2023

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