Assistant Accountant Jobs – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Title:        Assistant Accountant  
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Accountant
About US:
National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on
the passing of the Uganda Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made
to  harmonise and consolidate the law on
registration of persons; to provide for registration of individuals and to
establish a national identification register. It provides for the mandatory
registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad as well as aliens
identification cards and for related matters.
Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant will be tasked by the National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) to write books, process
payments, handle cash and
proper accounting records
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Write cash book and post entries.
  • Prepare payment vouchers and ensure that all
    supporting documents are attached thereto.
  • Keep petty cash and ensure that it is
    replenished regularly.
  • Support the Accountant in stock taking
    exercises and other duties.
  • File and take custody of accounting records.
  • Provide relevant financial information and
    guidance to clients in accordance with the guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
    from time to time by the Accountant.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National
    Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Assistant Accountant job
    opportunity should hold an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business
    Administration or Accounting
  • Level II professional Accounting qualifications
    (ACCA, ACA, and CPA)
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in
    a busy accounts office in a large reputable institution.
  • Practical experience in using computerised
    financial accounting packages.
  • Computer literacy skills including experience
    in use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written
    communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
    simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • High level of integrity and professional
  • Sound knowledge of Ugandan tax laws and
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an
application letter and attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials. Please also indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three referees to
the National Director, Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B
Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya, Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver your
application at our offices, indicated above, from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to
Friday. In your application letter and on the cover of the envelope, please clearly
indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 19th February, 2016
NB: If you do not hear from NIRA within one and a
half months from the closing date, please consider your application
unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of
canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.

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