Accountant Job Opportunities - National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Accountant
Organization: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Accountant
Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/44/2017

About US:
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National Environment Act Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound environmental management practices for sustainable development in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Accountant will support the accounting and financial management function of the Authority.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Enter invoices and payment vouchers into the computerized accounts system
  • Carry out bank reconciliations on a monthly basis;
  • Check vouchers submitted for payment by the accounts assistants;
  • Prepare and submit periodical expenditure reports to the Senior Accountant;
  • Prepare and submit monthly tax returns to URA, and NSSF respectively;
  • Ensure correct stock records are kept by the Stores Assistant;
  • Supervise preparations of financial transactions by the Accounts Assistants;
  • Maintain the debtors and creditors’ ledgers;
  • Actively contribute to the production of the trial balance through entering information to the system and carrying out all necessary reconciliations;
  • Reconcile staff accounts;
  • Prepare and record financial transactions in the books of account manually or electronically;
  • Produce monthly trial balance and submit to Senior Accountant;
  • Maintain staff advances, suppliers’ ledger, advances ledger;
  • Prepare reconciliation statements on all bank accounts;
  • Maintain vote book as required by Government;
  • Responsible for safe custody of books of accounts and financial documents;
  • mentor and supervise the Accounts Assistants and ensure that financial transactions are accurately and timely recorded, reconciled and maintained in order to provide support to financial and management reporting;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA Accountant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Business Administration (Accounting option), Commerce (Accounting option) from a recognized institution.
  • Partial Professional Qualification in Accountancy.
  • A minimum of four years of experience in Finance and Accounting;
  • Hands-on experience with accounting packages such as Sun systems, Navision, Tally, Pastel.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Interpersonal skills and communication skills with the ability demonstrate, analyze and reporting skills.
  • High degree of precision
  • Proven ability to meet timelines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Computer literacy skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their hand written applications together with copies of certificates/ testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed to:-

The Executive Director,
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA),
NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 22255, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 18th September 2017

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