Finance Jobs – Accountant at URBRA

Job Title: Accountant
Organization: Uganda Retirement Benefits
Regulatory Authority (URBRA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Accountant
About URBRA:
The Uganda Retirement Benefits
Regulatory Authority manages retirement plans for Uganda’s public workforce by
serving as the fiduciary stewards of the contributions and disbursements of the
pension trust funds. In partnership with the state’s public employers, we help
ensure that they can offer their employees a comprehensive retirement plan that
is responsive to their needs and is equitable to all stakeholders.
URBA’s primary mandates include;
  • Regulate the establishment, management and operation
    of retirement benefits schemes in Uganda in both private and public sector
  • Supervise institutions which provide retirement
    benefits products and services
  • Protect the interest of member and beneficiaries of
    retirement benefits schemes
  • Promote the development of the retirement benefits
  • Provide for licensing for custodians, trustees,
    administration and fund managers of retirement benefits schemes, the
    appointment of inspectors and interim administrators.
Job Summary: The
Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that the authority’s financial
transactions are executed as required and records properly maintained
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Compiling
    financial information on revenues accruing to URBRA from various sources
    Maintaining records on payments made by URBRA to various payees
  • Actively
    participating in issuing various accounting documents like payment
    vouchers, receipts, e.t.c
  • Participating
    in preparation of the Authority’s budget
  • In
    charge of collecting revenue
  • Prepare
    payments by verifying documents
  • Intuitively
    reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
  • Executing
    banking activities of the Authority.
  • Supporting
    the preparation of monthly reports as well as annual financial statements
    and cash flow projections for use by management, as well as the
    Audit/Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Supporting
    the management of the URBRA’s payroll
  • Maintaining
    a record of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Maintaining
    an inventory of all fixed assets of the Authority as well as updating the
    inventory on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring
    timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and any other
    periodic reports
  • Performing
    any other function assigned by the Senior Accountant.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting),
    Business Administration (Accounting) , Accounting and Finance or fully
    completed CPA or ACCA qualifications
  • At
    least one year’s experience in a finance and accounts unit or department
    of a recognised organization.
  • Proficiency
    in computer applications
  • Possess
    the ability to work as a team. .
  • Ability
    to work with minimal supervision. Self – driven with the ability to
    deliver results with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills.
  • Soft
    skills like, presentation, and listening skills.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills.
How to Apply:
If you believe you are the right
candidate and would love to contribute to the Ugandan pension sector, please
deliver your application and CV clearly detailing your suitability for the
position in terms of required qualifications and experience to the
Interim Chief Executive Officer, URBRA reception on 3rd Floor, Plot 1 Clement Hill Road,
Kampala, Uganda or send via E-mail to
Deadline: 23rd January, 2015
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