Accountant – Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC)

Job Title:  Accountant
Organization: Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
About MTAC:
Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC) is a body corporate
under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives; established initially
as an ILO/UNDP/GOU Project in 1964 and later, by an Act of Parliament Cap. 29
of 1969. It was established, among other things, to promote industrial and
enterprise development.
Job Summary: The Accountant will be responsible for planning,
directing and controlling financial resources by following MTAC policies and
procedures and other relevant laws.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide effective strategic and financial
    information
  • Guide the Executive Director and the
    Management Team on financial matters
  • Steer the financial planning processes
  • Actively participate in strategy formulation
    and implementation
  • Produce annual and other periodic plans
    and budgets in collaboration with other departments
  • Attend meetings and make presentations to
    Council whenever need arises
  • Work closely with internal and external
    auditors
  • Respond to auditors’ comments and queries
  • Ensure appropriate financial management
    and accounting systems and regulations are effectively applied
  • Ensure complete and accurate financial
    records are maintained
  • Implement and monitor payment authority
    levels
  • Actively monitor MTAC expenditures and
    recommend corrective actions
  • Provide leadership and direction to
    Finance staff to ensure efficient management and utilization of resources
  • Manage the implementation of finance
    policies and regulations
  • Ensure adequate resources for programme
    implementation are available 
  • Set, in consultation with staff, periodic
    individual performance targets
  • Determine and manage the working capital
    requirements of the Centre
  • Ensure safe custody of all MTAC
    assets 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    bachelor’s degree i.e. B.Com, BBA, BAF 
    plus Full Membership to a recognized professional accounting body
    like ACCA, CPA
  • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience, at
    least 3 of which should have been at senior level in a similar
    organization
  • Three years teaching/training experience
    in a higher education institution
  • Skills in Activity Planning, Budgeting and
    Accounting
  • Knowledge of Company law and law of
    contract
  • Computerized accounting programmes
  • Skills in preparation of financial
    statements
  • Public Procurement laws and procedures
  • Knowledge of Developments and Trends in
    institutions of higher learning
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional accounting skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving
    skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal and listening
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Keen attention to detail and high level of
    accuracy
  • Very effective organizational skills
  • Computer skills including the ability to
    operate and manage computerized financial, payroll and human resource
    information systems
  • Report writing skills
  • Conceptual skills
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should obtain hardcopy application
forms (Get them from Front Office Desk of MTAC) and attach copies of academic
and professional credentials with an updated CV that contains full addresses of
three professional referees and send to: The Chairperson, Governing Council,
MTAC, Plot M175, Jinja Road, Nakawa. P O. Box 4655, Kampala, Uganda.  Please drop the envelope with an application
at the MTAC Front Desk Office and sign it in the registration book.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted
Deadline: Friday 15th May 2015 by 4:00pm.
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