Chief Finance and Accounts Officer Job Placement – National Medical Stores (NMS)

Organization: National
Medical Stores (NMS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Report to: General
About US:
National Medical
Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was established by an Act of
Parliament 1993. Our mandate is to procure, store and distribute medicines and other
medical supplies to public health facilities in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Chief Finance and Accounts Officer will
establish and maintain policies, strategies and financial regulations that are
professionally sound that ensure effective implementation and achievement of
planned financial objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Cost Management
  • Develop, review and maintain accounting and financial controls and
    procedures to ensure that assets of the Corporation are safeguarded in
    line with NMS Financial Procedures and Policies.
  • Establish and monitor the maintenance of financial regulations,
    procedures, policies and systems that conform to professional accounting
    standards and support the core functions of NMS in line with NMS Financial
    Regulations and Procedures.
  • Provide reliable and accurate annual reports in accordance with
    accounting conventions and the relevant laws governing NMS.
  • Prepare periodic reports and advise Management on the financial
    performance of NMS in accordance with the approved budgets and reporting
  • Keenly review and monitor the implementation of the Corporation’s
    budget so as to optimize the resources available to the financial
    commitments of NMS in line with stipulated guidelines.
  • Keenly monitor and manage the performance and development needs of
    finance and accounts personnel in line with NMS HR Policy.
  • To coordinate the external Audit every financial year.
Revenue Management:
Ensure the preparation and
submission of all tax, NSSF, and other statutory returns within the statutory
period and in line with NMS’ Financial Procedures and Policies.
General Ledger
  • Prepare the Corporation’s Annual Financial Statements for the
    Board’s approval.
  • Monitor the recognition of all balance sheet accounts including bank
    accounts, accounts payables, accounts receivables and accountabilities in
    accordance with NMS Procedures and International Standards.
  • Develop proper record keeping of values of NMS assets, movable and
    immovable, in line with NMS Financial Procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelors degree in Commerce or
    Business Administration (Accounting option)
  • Full Professional qualification in Accounting such as ACCA, CPA is a
  • Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting or Masters in Business
    Administration or Management
  • Membership to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of
  • At least ten years of working experience in a commercial setting
    with four years of experience at Senior Management Level as a senior
    member of the Finance Team
  • Previous experience in a Government (Central or Local Government),
    Parastatal or Statutory Corporation shall be an added advantage
  • Computer literate especially conversant with Accounting packages
  • Good Judgment and Decision Making Skills
  • Good planning and organizational Skills
  • Leadership and People management Skills
  • Quality Orientation
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication skills
  • Demonstrated high level of Integrity.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters with
updated CVs, copies of the academic documents/ transcripts, documents
supporting your work experience, names and contact details of three
professional referees addressed and delivered to the Head of Human Resource and
Support Services, National Medical Stores (NMS), Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road, P.O
Box 16, Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 5th October 2018
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