Finance Jobs – Accountant at National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Title:        Accountant  
Organization: National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Finance and Administration

About US:
The 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 Accountant will facilitate proper accounting of the funds of the
Authority to enable necessary accountabilities to be made.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Write books of accounts upon instruction by the Head of Finance and Administration
  • Conduct bank reconciliation and prepare reconciliation statements.
  • Prepare periodic financial accounts in accordance with established timelines.
  • Prepare management accounts and accountability reports on a regular basis.
  • Work closely with external auditors during audit and prepare answers to audit queries.
  • Coordinate the cash flow in line with work plans.
  • The Accountant will approve payment vouchers and ensure budget expenditure votes are not over-spent.
  • Update and maintain the fixed assets and investment registers.
  • Ensure the daily posting in accounting system and review all postings.
  • Regularly review payments and receipts of the Authority.
  • Ensure travel advances are fully accounted for in a timely manner.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Finance and Administration

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Accountant vacancy should hold an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business administration. Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the fields mentioned above will be an added advantage.
  • Professional Accounting qualification i.e. ACCA, ACA or CPA
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in a busy accounts office in a large reputable private institution or Public authority.
  • Working knowledge of public finance laws of Uganda.
  • Broad working knowledge of Finance or Accounting packages.
  • Excellent Computer literacy skills including experience in use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • High level of integrity and professional competence.
  • Proven communication and report writing skills.
  • Sound budgeting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sound knowledge of Ugandan tax laws and regulations.

How to Apply: 
All 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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