Finance Secretary Job Opportunity – National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC)

Job Title:     Finance Secretary
Organisation: National
Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
About US:
National Curriculum
Development Centre is a corporate body under the Ministry of Education and
Sports. It is responsible for inter-alliance development of curricula and
related materials for various level of education (i.e. Pre-Primary, Primary,
Secondary and Tertiary), organising capacity building courses for stakeholders
on curricula and matters related to curriculum development.
Job Summary:  The Finance Secretary will provide leadership
and technical support to the Management team on proper financial management and
accountability for the financial resources of the Centre in accordance with the
Financial Regulations & Guidelines of the Centre and laws of Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for compiling the annual estimate of revenue and
    expenditure of the Centre upon receipt of submissions from the
    Departments.
  • The Finance Secretary will also maintain the budgetary control of
    the Centre by ensuring that funds are spent in accordance with the
    approved budget and establishment.
  • Ensure that all accounts and stores are properly maintained and that
    no unauthorised or over payments are made.
  • Prepare and produce quarterly budget account showing the expenditure
    for that period so that appropriate action can be taken especially where
    additional funds are required.
  • Prepare and produce final accounts and other periodic accounts of
    the Centre as per the Public Finance Management Act.
  • Ensure that all stores are properly received and issued with
    accordance to the laid down procedures.
  • Keep books of all income and expenditure and proper records in
    conformity with the acceptable standards.
  • Coordinating the external Audit process.
  • Assist in resource mobilisation for the Centre.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor.
Key Result Areas:
  • Periodic accounts (6 months and 9 months) and annual final accounts
    prepared and submitted to the Accountant General & Auditor General respectively.
  • Revenue collected and banked.
  • Financial accounting documents securely stored and maintained.
  • Annual budget estimates prepared and approved by the Council.
  • Quarterly Budget Performance Report prepared and submitted to
    Council.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in either Accounting and
    Finance or Business Administration (Accounting/Finance option) from a
    recognised awarding institution or University.
  • Must possess an Honours Bachelor’s degree in either Commerce
    (Accounting or Finance option) or Business Administration (Accounting and
    Finance option) or relevant quantitative discipline from a recognised
    Institution or University.
  • Possess full professional Accounting qualifications such as ACCA,
    CPA, CIMA, CA or any other internationally recognised Accounting
    qualification.
  • Must be a member of a recognised professional Accounting body and
    registered with ICPA (U).
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ working experience in accounting
    preferably in a public institution, three (3) of which must have been
    gained at Senior Accountant level.
  • Broad knowledge of the current public accounting systems and
    practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills.
  • Ability to train and motivate lower staff.
  • Proficiency in computer packages.
  • Age: Between 35
    and 50 years
How to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to send their applications with six (6) copies of: the application
letter indicating three (3) referees, a detailed CV, photocopies of
certificates and academic transcripts and submitted to: The Secretary, NCDC
Governing Council, P.O. Box 7002, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 24th December 2018
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