Quality Assurance Officer Jobs – Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Job Title:    Quality Assurance Officer

Organization: Institute
of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Manager
Quality Assurance and Regulation

Ref: QAO01/08/19

About US:

Institute of
Certified Public Accountants (ICPAU) is the national professional accountancy
body in Uganda, established by The Accountants Act.  It has the legal mandate to regulate and
maintain the Standard of Accountancy in Uganda; to prescribe and regulate the
conduct of accountants and practising accountants in Uganda; as well as conduct
professional accountancy examinations in Uganda.

Job Summary:   The Quality Assurance Officer ensures that
the requirements set by Statement of Membership Obligation 1 (SMO 1): Quality
Assurance are complied with. The Quality Assurance Officer will also be
responsible for Licensing, Inspections and CPD compliance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Quality Assurance

  • Participates in Quality Assurance Reviews by:
    • Scheduling firms for quality reviews and inspections.
    • Conducting visits in a professional manner
  • Establishing relationships with practising accountants and gaining their trust and respect
  • Identifying and analysing review findings and providing constructive
  • Preparing quality review reports.
  • Prepares periodic activity reports on the progress of the quality
    assurance programme.
  • Prepares reports for the Quality Assurance Board regarding the
    outcome of the Quality Reviews.
  • Provides administrative support for the Quality Assurance Board.

CPD Compliance

  • Assesses compliance with CPD requirements by ICPAU members.
  • Liaises with the CPD officer on the CPD programme.

Licensing and

  • Processes license and practising certificate applications. 
  • Reviews and vets the relevant practical experience obtained by
    applicants for registration as practising accountants.
  • Inspects Accounting Firms.
  • Prepares reports following inspection.


  • Prepares relevant presentation and training material.
  • Participates in Financial Reporting Awards evaluation.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding licensing, inspections, CPD
    compliance and Quality Assurance.
  • Reviews practical experience training records.
  • Carries out any other duties as assigned by the Manager – Quality
    Assurance & Regulation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Degree
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Three years of professional experience in auditing or quality
  • Experience with implementation of corrective action programmes.
  • Understanding of tools, concepts and methodologies of Quality
  • Experience with CPD monitoring and compliance.
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence
  • Good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Team working skills
  • IT skills
  • Have a good command of the English
    language (both spoken and written).
  • Have excellent communication and computer
  • Have good interpersonal skills.
  • Have analytical and problem-solving
  • Be creative, innovative, adaptable and
    have a passion for quality.

Competency Levels:

  • Organising and execution of work (III)
  • Analysing and interpreting (II)
  • Supporting and co-operating (III)
  • Organization awareness (III)

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should write to the address below
describing how they qualify for the position quoting the Job Reference Numbers
above.  Only selected candidates will be
contacted. Your application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, copies
of certificates,   and functioning
telephone numbers/e-mail addresses.  Send
your application with all the necessary documents quoting the job reference
number to the address below.

The Secretary/CEO,

Institute of
Certified Public Accountants of Uganda,

42 Bukoto Street,

P. O. Box 12464,
Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: Friday, 26th July 2019

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