Director Education Employment Opportunity - Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Job Title:    Director Education
Organization: Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Ref: DE301/03/18

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 for Education provides leadership in all matters relating to the education function at the ICPAU and is responsible for IFAC’S SMO 2, Public Accountants Examinations Board (PAEB) and the Committee of Council in charge of Education.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the strategic and tactical processes throughout the Education function.
  • Formulate an appropriate strategy which strikes a perfect balance between ICPAU’s strategic plan, Members and Students and other Stakeholders’ requirements.
  • Develop and implement functional objectives in line with ICPAU's strategic plan.
  • Maintain consumer satisfaction by sustaining the quality of services offered as well as resolving the employers, members and students complaints and queries.
  • Provide leadership to Education and Examinations teams.
  • Supervise the delivery of ICPAU’s Certifications, Initial Professional Development (IPD), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Study materials development.
  • Develop an innovative leadership strategy for accomplishment of ICPAU’s goals.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the ICPAU’s annual Education plan.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Secretary/CEO

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University degree
  • Certified Public Accountant or Post Graduate Qualification in Education
  • Qualification in Education is added advantage
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in education assessment or management, or accounting or auditing.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of best practice in Education
  • Knowledge of regulatory framework for the accountancy profession e.g. Accountants Act 2013, IFAC’s Statements of Membership Obligations (SMOs).
  • Previous experience in communicating with regulators and assisting with regulatory enquiries.
  • 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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