Principal Accountant Job Placement – National Council of Sports (NCS)

Job Title:       Principal Accountant
Organization: National
Council of Sports (NCS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Report to: General Secretary
About US:
National Council of Sports (NCS) is a statutory organisation that was
established in 1964, to among other things; Develop, Promote and Control all
forms of sports in the country.
Job Summary: The Principal
Accountant will provide guidance and technical support, to the Council on
proper management and accountability for the financial resources of the Council
in the accordance with the financial laws.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
The
incumbent will take charge of the Accounts Section
·        
Responsible
for managing, controlling and accounting for the financial resources of
the Council.
·        
Managing
the development of financial accounting systems required to ensure that
financial management and accounting systems are maintained.
·        
The
incumbent will ensure that expenses are adequately budgeted and
accurately coded.
·        
Responsible
for preparing and coordinating budgets and work plans for the Council.
·        
Preparing
books of accounts and accounting records.
·        
In
charge of reconciling bank statements to iron out discrepancies with cash
books.
·        
Responsible
for preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to
management and for audit purposes
·        
Preparing
monthly reconciliation statements.
·        
Answering
audit queries and mandatory inquiries whenever necessary.
·        
The
jobholder will be preparing quarterly, half yearly and end of year trial balances.
·        
Responsible
for planning, supervising and assessing the performance of Accounts staff.
·        
Enforcing
adherence to financial policy, regulations and professional practices in
all financial transactions.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in
Commerce (Accounting option) , Business Administration (Accounting option) ,
Business Studies ( Accounting option) or Finance and Accounting plus, other
Professional qualifications in Accounting such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE from
a recognized University/Institution OR  Full professional qualifications in
Accounting such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE obtained from a recognized
Institution that is accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants
of Uganda (ICPAU), plus a Post graduate diploma in Financial Management or
Business Administration from a recognized awarding Institution.
·        
A minimum of six years’ experience in accounting, three (3) of which must have
been served at the level of Senior Accountant in Government, or equivalent
level of experience from a reputable organization.
·        
Good financial
management skills
·        
Good planning
skills
·        
Skilled
in budgeting
·        
Good
problem solving skills
·        
Excellent
decision making skills
·        
Good communication skills
·        
Concern for quality and standards
·        
Ethics and Integrity
·        
Time management.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications accompanied with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, and
a detailed CV indicating names of three referees by hand delivery to the
address below;
The General Secretary,
National Council of Sports (NCS),
Lugogo Sports Complex,
P.O Box 20077 Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 16th
September 2016 by 5:00 PM
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