Head of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Job in Uganda

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with 147,000 members and 424,000 students in 170 countries.
With a mission to provide quality professional opportunities to people of ability and application, to be a leader in the development of the global accountancy profession, to promote the highest ethical and governance and to work in the public interest, the Association’s focus is on professional values, ethics, and governance, and delivery of value-added services through global accountancy partnerships, working closely with multinational and small entities to promote global standards and support.
The Association seeks to recruit competent, professional, dynamic, experienced individuals to fill the Head of ACCA position in Uganda.
The position will be primarily responsible for the successful implementation of ACCA strategy in accordance with established policies, agreed targets and key performance indicators. The role will involve the formulation and execution of agreed business plans to achieve consistent membership and student growth and to develop ACCA’s strong reputation in Uganda. This will involve building relationships with key stakeholders, identifying key service propositions, ensuring the provision of quality student services and proper budget utilization
The ideal candidate’s responsibility will include, but will not be limited to the following:
Key Accountabilities
  • Provide strategic and visionary leadership for the delivery of ACCA’s strategy and ensure a long-term and strategic positioning of the ACCA brand in the market;
  • Build and maintain influence by engaging at a strategic level with ACCA stakeholders and influential groups connected with the accounting profession;
  • Determine and take forward the employer and relationship management approach in Uganda;
  • Manage the provision of quality engagement services to employers, members and students in the Uganda market;
  • Stay abreast of key issues relevant to the accountancy profession and business community and ensure that ACCA is well positioned as a key influencer on these issues;
  • Represent ACCA as a local figurehead and key spokesperson in local media on subjects in relation to the accountancy profession and the ACCA;
  • Work with the relevant operations function to ensure the successful delivery of ACCA business activity within the market;
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the Fit for the Future strategic initiatives including the enabling of the delivery of Market Operations
  • Prepare and manage as appropriate an approved budget for the development, administration and activities of ACCA in Uganda and submit periodic financial and management reports and plans in accordance with ACCA internal procedures;
  • Develop, train and motivate the local team in line with ACCA’s organisation wide competency framework
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate should have:
  • At least 3 – 5 years experience at Director level or as head of department in a commercial national or international organisation;
  • Experience in business development and/or marketing
  • A degree from a recognized university and relevant professional qualification;
  • Well developed understanding of marketing and business development strategy and implementation;
  • Good knowledge of the accounting community and accountancy related issues, a good appreciation of economics, business law and public affairs;
  • Good knowledge of the Uganda business environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral;
  • Proven leader with excellent people-management and influencing skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, on own initiative and within agreed budgets;
  • Ability to deliver agreed KPI’s;
  • Ability to contribute to ACCA’s policy agenda as required;
  • Proven experience as a team player with excellent people and influencing skills; and
  • Fluency in English Language, both spoken and written.
How to apply
NB: Non accountants with strong business development and marketing knowledge coupled with good understanding of the business environment in Uganda are encouraged to apply.
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications, relevant experience, present position, current remuneration, e-mail address and daytime telephone contact including names and addresses of three referees on or before 26th June 2012 to the following address:
Executive Selection Division, KPMG 3rd Floor, Rwenzori Courts, Plot 2 & 4A Nakasero Road. P. O. Box 3509 Kampala, Uganda. Email: esd@kpmg.co.ug

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