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Finance Officer Jobs - National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Job Title:          Finance Officer
Organisation: National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager

About US:
The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was established as a statutory body under the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Act, 2009 as one of the key players in the Information and Communications Technology Sector. Its mandated is to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development within the context of national social and economic development, with a vision as “a facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive Uganda where social transformation and economic development is supported through IT enabled services.”

Job Summary: The Finance Officer will primarily be responsible for the preparation, maintenance and reporting on financial activities in line with policies, regulations and generally accepted accounting standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Record, account and report on business and financial transactions;
  • Prepare financial reports and statutory accounts;
  • Maintain subsidiary, control and general ledger accounts;
  • Reconcile and manage outstanding items on cash books, bank accounts, accounts payables and accountabilities;
  • Compute salary and allowances in line with policies and regulations;
  • Manage payroll debtors and creditors;
  • Undertake custody of assets – movable and immovable;
  • Preparing and filing statutory returns (WHT, VAT, PAYE, NSSF);
  • Follow up of audit queries;
  • Perform any other duties, which may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the NITA-U Finance Officer job placement should hold a BCom/BBA/BSc (Accounting or Finance Major) or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Professional membership of Internationally Recognized Professional Accounting Body (ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CA etc.) is a requirement
  • A minimum of three years hand-on working experience gained while serving with a reputable public or commercial or donor funded organization, one of which must have been acquired at an in similar level/position
  • A post graduate qualification in a relevant field is an added advantage
  • Excellent computer literacy skills (Preferably Microsoft office Applications).
  • Computerized Accounting Information System hand on operational skills required.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as in a team.
  • Demonstrable supervisory skills.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Capacity to establish credibility, and trust and partnership.
  • Analytical and problem –solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of management philosophies.
  • A person of integrity and honesty
  • Valid Driving License;

How to Apply:
All candidates who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right personal attributes are invited to complete and submit their application form, download here, with a cover letter, supported by curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact, postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, to the address below.

The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former Lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda

Or via email: hr@nita.go.ug (application must not exceed 10MBs)

Applicants must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.

Deadline: 21st August 2017

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