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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Accountant Job Opportunity in Uganda - The Office of the Auditor General

Job Title Accountant
City Kampala
Country Uganda
Salary: Attractive
Employment Type: Full time
Job Description:
The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) is an institution established under the provisions of Article 163 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. Its mandate, functions and powers are enshrined in the National Audit Act, 2008. The main function of the OAG is to audit and report on the Public Accounts of Uganda and of all public offices or bodies and/or organizations established by an Act of Parliament.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants should be Ugandans holding EITHER an Honors Bachelor's Degree majoring in accounting from a recognized University/Institution OR a professional accountancy qualification. Possession of both qualifications will be an added advantage.
Working Experience:
•    Applicants should have a minimum of two (2) years working experience as an Accountant in the Public Sector or reputable private sector organizations.
•    Hands on experience of computerized accounting packages will be an added advantage.
 The incumbent will be responsible to the Senior Accountant for performing the following duties:
•    Examining the correctness and accuracy of payment requests, completeness of documentation and certifying requisitions or transactions for processing;
•    Verifying receipts, matching and undertaking online reconciliation of invoices and Local Purchase Orders for goods and services procured prior to effecting payment;
•    Compiling accountability returns, verifying arid retiring advances ledgers;
•    Maintaining primary financial records and up-to-date books of accounts:
•    Preparing periodic financial statements and carrying out monthly bank reconciliations;
•    Following up payments to ensure beneficiaries are communicated to promptly;
•    Monitoring expenditure against budget throughout the year;
•    Maintaining a reliable Fixed Asset Register;
•    Preparing and filing timely and accurate tax and other statutory returns;
•    Supervising and developing subordinate staff.
•    Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
How to Apply:
Applications must be accompanied by:
Detailed typed curriculum vitae which clearly support the competencies required above.
Certified Copies of academic qualifications, testimonials and professional training certificates,
Names of three (3) referees and their contacts,
A recent passport size photograph,
All applications should be submitted on Public Service Form 3 (revised 2008) obtained from Public Service Commission offices, Ministry/Department headquarters and District Service Commission offices.
Applications through Post Office should be by registered mail.
Applications received shall be acknowledged by this office.
All serving officers should channel their applications through their Heads of Department.
Late submissions shall not be considered.
Applications should be addressed to: The Auditor General Treasury Building, Plot 2/12 Apollo Kagwa Road
P.O. Box 7083, KAMPALA
Deadline:    30/08/2013