20 July 2023

Location: BDO Uganda
Job Title *:: Accounting assistants
Contact: Christopher Kintu Ssenono

BDO East Africa Advisory Services Ltd (herewith “BDO Uganda”) is a member firm of BDO International, the global 5th largest accounting firm providing a full range of audit, tax, consulting, and advisory services to international clients. BDO Uganda is one of the five fully-fledged offices of BDO East Africa, located in Kenya (Nairobi), Tanzania (Dar-es-Salaam), Uganda (Kampala), Rwanda (Kigali), and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).

We are excited to have you explore our Senior Associate role based in Kampala,

As a Senior Accounts Associate, you will report directly to the Line Manager.

Key Purpose Statement:

The Senior Accounts Associate will be responsible for a portfolio of clients who have entrusted BDO to manage all or portions of their financial affairs.  

Key Outputs and Accountabilities:

  • Execute necessary bookkeeping as well as preparing accounting reports and facts.
  • Prepare and coordinate donor-specific audits/assessments.
  • Review and maintain the integrity of the Finance Coordinator's monthly balance sheet reconciliations for accuracy.
  • Perform quarterly reconciliation between the GL and the asset registers to ensure information recorded on the GL matches what is reported in the register.
  • Review of accounts for appropriate supervision of transactions and placement. 
  • Coordinate and liaise with Donor’s Accounting team on financial reports and follow up on supplemental information as required.
  • Ensure that the Firm’s quality control procedures are adhered to. 
  • Manage the country treasury function (cash, bank, receivables, and payables) and ensure adequate resources are available for both administrative and programmatic spending.
  • Keep up to date with the latest accounting, auditing, and tax developments. 
  • Support development and implementation of policies, systems, and procedures to ensure quality financial, transparency, and adoption of best practices.
  • Identify statutory and regulatory changes that will affect own clients.
  • Establish a close working relationship with clients; understands issues & provide solutions.
  • Liaise and communicate with the Management team to ensure a good flow of information, including raising awareness on areas of risk or concern.

Qualifications, Experience, and Competences

Qualifications                                                              Competences

Minimum requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university.
  • Knowledge of USAID / CDC guidelines

Added advantage:

  • Attainment of a professional accounting qualification (Completed Level II).
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Strong team playing skills. 
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse finance and non-finance teams.
  • Willing and open to take on tasks and challenges provided by the Manager. 
  • Be committed and motivated.
  • Be able to deliver first-class client service and work effectively as part of a team, 
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing, 
  • Organized and prioritized workload, 
  • High level of commercial awareness.  


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in accounting, business outsourcing, payroll, and fund management.
  • Experience with grant/fund management and working for an international Not-for-Profit-Organisation.

*BDO has a strong commitment to diversity. Initiatives such as targeted recruitment, internal mentoring, and diversity networks for career growth are established.


Applicants are required to send their application letters and CV to [email protected]  by 5th  August 2023. Only successful applicants will be contacted.