Manager Accounts Employment Placement – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Finance and Accounts
About UNRA:
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament;
The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on
1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The Manager Accounts will be mainly responsible
for the implementation of financial systems and procedures for the accountability
and control of the Authority expenditures in line with the accounting standards,
guidelines and the Uganda Public Finance Management Act, 2015 and the
Regulations. Furthermore, the jobholder will coordinate the implementation of
the financial accounting for funds, preparation of monthly and quarterly
accounts, biannual and annual statutory financial statements in line with the
statutory requirements, accounting regulations and applicable accounting
standards. The Manager Accounts will be accountable for the resources under the
unit including human, financial and physical assets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare annual and biannual financial statements
    and quarterly financial performance reports in line with the law,
    regulations and organizational procedures;
  • Charged with preparing the reconciliation for
    all bank and control accounts in the ledgers;
  • Prepare cash position and forecast for the
    vote in line with approved Corporate Finance and Accounts budget and PFMA
    regulations and guidelines;
  • Manage performance and develop direct reports
    in line with the performance management system of UNRA.
  • Review and administer payment of salaries and
    statutory and other deductions in accordance with the approved payroll;
  • Regularly review and approve all Authority
    payments to service providers, statutory and other creditors, in line with
    agreements, legal timelines and organizational payment procedures;
  • Manage project accounts in accordance with
    donor funding standards and agreements;
  • Implement the approved Authority Accounting
    system in line with the execution plan;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Finance and Accounts
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Manager Accounts
    job vacancy should hold an Honors’ Degree in Commerce, Business
    Administration, Finance or any other relevant courses from a recognized
  • Possession of ACCA, CPA or other relevant professional
    qualification is mandatory;
  • Membership of the Institute of Certified
    Public Accountant of Uganda (ICPAU) is a must;
  • Possession of any other Post Graduate
    qualifications in the relevant field are an added advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience in Finance
    and Accounts in a large organization;
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    an organization/business
  • unit with diverse professions;
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of
    International accounting standards.
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of outstanding
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to
    develop subordinates;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to manage/supervise multi skilled teams
    and deliver accurate results in a timely manner and in an environment with
    multiple and challenging tasks.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their handwritten
application letters, filled application form (Download
) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee
letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training
Centre addressed to the:
of the Director Human Resource,
National Roads Authority,
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours
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