Finance Job Opportunities – Accountant (Bursar) at Education Service Commission

Job Title:   Accountant (Bursar)
Organization: Education
Service Commission
Duty Station: Bukalasa Agricultural College, Uganda
Ref. No.: HRM 48/185/01
VOL 27 (19)
Reports to: Principal
About ESC:
The Education Service
Commission is established by article 167 91) of the 1995 Constitution of the
Republic of Uganda and article 168 (1) sets out its functions, authority and
autonomy in implementing its mandate. The vision of Education Service
Commission is to see “quality education delivered by efficient and
effective education service personnel.”
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • In
    charge of designing, formulating and reviewing financial procedures to be
    followed in the financial management and control of the Institution for
    approval by the Council.
  • Ensure
    controls for monetary resources and submits cash flow statements on the
    Institution’s activities as required.
  • Ensures
    and supervises preparation of monthly trial balances, annual accounts and
    balance sheet.
  • Prepares
    annual recurrent capital budgets.
  • Heads,
    coordinates, plans and supervises staff and activities in the finance
    section including stores operation.
  • Guides
    the Principal on all financial matters including profitable investment of
    surplus funds where necessary.
  • Makes
    prompt periodic reports to the Principal by providing necessary financial
    statistics to enable him / her to make informed decisions in executing
    his/her role as Accounting Officer.
  • Performs
    any other duties that may be assigned by the relevant authority.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The ideal applicant should be in possession of an Honours Bachelors
Degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) or Business Studies/Administration
(Accounting Option) from a recognized University or Institution.
Age Limit: 50 Years.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged
to fill in applications in triplicate and submit them to the Secretary,
Education Service Commission P.O. Box 7196, Kampala, Uganda. The forms can be
picked from Education Service Commission Offices, 1st Floor Farmers House on
Parliamentary Avenue, Kampala, Ministry of Education & Sports Headquarters,
Kampala and District Service Commission Offices, or can be downloaded from the
ESC website, download
. Hand written applications are also acceptable.
The complete applications
should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified
against the post. Applicants should attach photocopies of their certificates
and transcripts and any relevant document(s) plus three recent passport size
photographs on each of the application forms. Serving officers must route their
applications through their Head of Institution, who should be advised on the
closing date to ensure submission within the deadline.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2015

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