Director – Corporate Services Job Placement - Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Organization: Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Ref: DCS201/03/18

About US:
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAU) is the national professional accountancy body in Uganda, established by the Accountants Act. The Institute also has a mandate to conduct professional accountancy examinations in Uganda. The Institute is mandated to also:
         Regulate and maintain the Standard of Accountancy in Uganda.
         Prescribe and regulate the conduct of accountants and practising accountants in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Director – Corporate Services will be a strategic, hands-on and participative leader. The job holder will be responsible for leading and developing an internal team to support the following areas: planning and budgeting, finance, human resources, administration, and ICT. The job holder will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as ICPAU continues to enhance its quality programmes and build capacity. The job holder will provide technical and administrative support to Committees of Council in charge of planning, development, finance and Human Resources.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial Management
  • Oversee and lead preparation of financial reports in line with the relevant standards and reporting legislations
  • Regularly communicate and present financial reports and critical financial matters to the Secretary/CEO.
  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the external/internal auditors as necessary.
  • Update and implement all necessary finance/business policies and procedures, accounting practices and finance manual.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management system to ensure steady cash flows to support operational requirements.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Secretary/CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the Institute’s financial status.
  • Provide leadership to finance, IT, Administration and HR teams.
  • Supervise the procurement of goods and services.
Human Resources, Information Technology and Administration
  • Develop ICPAU’s human resources and administration functions, enhancing professional development and training, managing compensation and benefits, performance evaluation.
  • Ensure that recruitment processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training programme to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare for, attend and take minutes of meetings for the committees in charge of planning, development, finance and Human Resources.
  • Supervise and guide line staff.
  • General administrative work.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee and supervise the administrative function of the Institute, including property/facility management, safety of the work environment, and provision of furnishings and equipment necessary for effective operations.
  • Evaluate the need for new technology to meet the Institute’s data processing, control, and reporting requirements.
  • Advise on appropriate technology that meets the Institute's information requirements and financial resources.
  • Provide an innovative leadership strategy for accomplishment of Institute's goals
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Secretary/CEO

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University degree
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Management, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource and Business Administration is added advantage
  • A minimum of seven years of professional experience of financial and operations management.
  • Previous experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination and to have preferably overseen a human resources function previously
  • Experience in managing and implementing information systems and managing relationships with software vendors
  • Excellent public presentation and interaction skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written).
  •  Good communication and computer skills.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills.
  •  Have analytical and problem–solving skills.
  •  Be creative, innovative, adaptable and have a passion for quality

Personal attributes
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour and the behaviour of line staff is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of ICPAU
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the Institute.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Stakeholder Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders to meet or exceed their expectations within the Institute's parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance Institute's effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of ICPAU.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of Institute
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Identify strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problems.

How to Apply: 
All interested applicants should their applications including a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references including at least two from previous employers (if any), and functioning telephone numbers/e-mail addresses quoting the Job Reference Number. Please send your application with all the necessary documents in a sealed envelope quoting the job reference number on the envelope to the address below.

The Secretary,
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda,
Plot 42 Bukoto Street, Kololo,
P. O. Box 12464, Kampala, Uganda.


Deadline: 16th March 2018

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