Principal Accountant Job Placement – National Council of Sports (NCS)

Job Title:       Principal Accountant
Organization: National
Council of Sports (NCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Report to: General
About US:
National Council of Sports
(NCS) is a statutory organisation that was established in 1964, to among other
things; Develop, Promote and Control all forms of sports in the country.
Job Summary: The Principal
Accountant will be responsible for providing guidance and technical support, to
the Council on proper management and accountability for the financial resources
of the Council in accordance with the established financial laws.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Head of the Accounts Section
  • Managing, controlling and accounting for the financial resources of
    the Council.
  • Overseeing the development of financial and
    accounting systems required to ensure that financial management and
    accounting systems are maintained.
  • Ensure that expenses are adequately budgeted
    for and
    accurately coded.
  • Preparing and coordinating budgets and work
    plans for the Council.
  • Preparing books of accounts and accounting
  • Reconciling bank statements to iron out
    discrepancies with cash books.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to management and for
    audit purposes
  • Preparing monthly reconciliation statements.
  • Answering Audit queries and mandatory inquiries
    whenever necessary.
  • Preparing quarterly, half yearly and end of
    year trial balances.
  • Supervising, monitoring and assessing the performance of Accounts staff.
  • Enforcing adherence to financial policy,
    regulations and professional practices in all financial transactions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must either hold an Honours
    Degree in Commerce (Accounting option),
    Business Administration (Accounting option), Business Studies
    (Accounting option) or Finance and Accounting plus, other Professional
    qualifications in Accounting such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE from a
    recognized University/Institution
    OR Full professional qualifications in Accounting such as
    ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE obtained from a recognized Institution that is
    accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda
    (ICPAU), plus a Post graduate diploma in Financial Management or Business
    Administration from a recognized awarding Institution.
  • Six
    years’ experience in Accounting, 3 of which must have been served at
    the level of Senior Accountant in Government, or equivalent level of
    experience from a reputable organization.
  • Financial Management, planning, Budgeting, Problem solving and
    Decision making, Communication, Concern for quality and standards, Ethics
    and Integrity and Time management.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications accompanied with copies of
academic certificates, transcripts, and a detailed CV indicating names of three
referees by hand delivery to the address below;
The General Secretary,
National Council of Sports
Lugogo Sports Complex,
P.O Box 20077 Kampala, Uganda.
Envelopes should clearly be marked “Application for the post of Principal
Accountant”. Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: 20th April 2018 by 5:00 PM
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