Accountant Job Careers – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Title:           Accountant
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Kampala, Uganda
Senior Accountant
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.
The Accountant will
provide financial and accounting services in NIRA in accordance with financial
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Accountant writes cash books and ensures daily entries are posted
  • Prepares
    payment vouchers ensuring that all supporting documents are attached
  • Conducts
    daily financial adjustments from vouchers and ledgers
  • Prepares
    lists of outstanding debtors and creditors and forwards the same to the
  • Offers
    support in stock taking exercises
  • Provides
    relevant information and guidance to customers so that financial
    guidelines and requirements are correctly followed
  • Processes
    payments for goods and services effected in accordance with payment and
    other relevant guidelines
  • Works
    closely with HR department to prepare on a timely basis the Authority’s
    pay roll in accordance with relevant guidelines
  • Carries
    out daily financial adjustments from vouchers.
  • Ensures
    staff payments are prepared and effected in a timely manner
  • Prepare
    requisitions for stationery to be used in accounts section
  • Supervises
    Accounts Assistants performance to deliver efficient support to the
    Finance and Accounts function
  • Performs
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Accountant.
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority
    (NIRA) Accountant job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree with
    Honors in Commerce, Accounting or Business administration from a
    recognized University
  • Membership
    of the ICPAU is an added advantage.
  • Possession
    of a certificate in CPA, CPK, ACCA or any accounting profession is an
    added advantage.
  • Broad
    knowledge of Finance or Accounting packages.
  • A
    minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in a busy accounts office in a
    reputable private institution or Public authority.
  • Excellent
    Computer literacy skills including experience in use of Microsoft Office
    Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • High
    level of integrity
to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director,
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya,
Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices
indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
24th August, 2016
If you do not hear from NIRA within two 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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