Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) Careers – Chief Finance Officer

Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:  Managing Director
About URC:
Railways Corporation (URC) is a body corporate established under an Act of
Parliament to construct, operate and maintain railway, marine and road services
both inside and outside Uganda for the carriage of passengers and goods. As a
result of privatisation of operations, the mandate of URC changed from that of
an operator to that of asset holder, concession monitor and advisor on railway
technical matters.
Job Summary: The Chief
Finance Officer will be responsible for planning, directing and controlling the
Corporation’s Financial Activities. As the head of the Finance Department
he/she will be responsible for safeguarding the Corporation’s assets by
developing and maintaining an effective finance and accounting function.
Key Duties and
  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities
    in the finance department;
  • Monitor and control the Corporation’s
    expenditure to ensure economy, efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Ensure that systems and policies exist to
    provide appropriate levels of security and control of resources and
  • Establish an annual budget cycle, coordinating
    the budgetary process and ensuring that the budget estimates match the
    annual operational plans in accordance with established policy;
  • Maintain all accounting and financial data and
    systems necessary to record all transactions in accordance with the
    Corporation’s policy, regulations and to International Accounting
  • Prepare accurate and timely management and
    financial reports on the Corporation’s performance and financial position
    over time;
  • Develop and review internal controls that help
    in fraud detection and prevention;
  • Managing the relationship with the external
    Auditors and Bankers.
Qualifications, Skills
and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Commerce, Business Administration, Finance or any other equivalent
    qualification from a recognised institution and a professional accounting
    qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA;
  • At least ten (10) years experience with at
    least five (5) in a senior management position
  • Additional post graduate degree in Business
    Administration will be an added advantage;
  • Computer literacy skills in MS Office and
    accounting packages such as Sun Systems, Navision and Pastel;
  • Good interpersonal and analytical skills;
  • Ability to innovate and build motivated and
    successful teams,
How to Apply:
suitably interested and qualified candidates with relevant qualifications,
experience and the core competencies should submit their applications in a
sealed envelope marked “Application for Position of…. “clearly addressed
to the Managing Director, URC, P.O. Box 7150, Kampala, Uganda. Plot 57, Nasser
Road, and delivered at the office of the Managing-Director, URC. The
application should be accompanied with an updated CV/resume, present position,
current remuneration, Certified copies of academic certificates and
testimonials and complete addresses of three (3) referees with working
telephone contacts and email addresses.
Deadline: 4th January 2016 

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