Director Finance and Administration Job at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)

Organisation: Uganda
Wildlife Authority (UWA)
Duty Station: UWA
Headquarters, Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About UWA:
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous agency under the
Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities. UWA was established in 1996 and
is managed in accordance with the Wildlife Act Cap 200. The Mission of UWA is: “To
Conserve and Sustainably Manage the Wildlife and Protected Areas of Uganda in
Partnership with Neighboring Communities and Other Stakeholders for the Benefit
of the People of Uganda and the Global Community.”
Job Summary:  The Director Finance and Administration will
be responsible for the development and implementation of adequate financial
systems and procedures that conform to the professional standards and support
the core finance and administration functions of UWA.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Developing and putting in place financial
    control systems and procedures in accordance with government regulations
    and professional accounting standards.
  • Ensuring preparation of annual accounts
    within the statutory deadline in accordance with professional accounting
    standards and prepare quarterly reports.
  • Working closely with the office of the
    Auditor General for the conduct of audits and preparation of audit reports
    in accordance with professional accounting standards.
  • Tasked with ensuring preparation of annual
    budgets and departmental plans that optimise the resources available to
    the financial commitments of UWA in line with the stipulated guidelines.
  • Undertaking an advisory role to both the
    Board of Trustees and Management on the financial performance of UWA in
    accordance with the approved budgets and reporting guidelines.
  • Supervising the maintenance of accounting
    records, vouchers and other documentation and record all financial transactions
    of UWA in line with financial procedures and accounting standards.
  • Responsible for cross-checking that all
    the financial commitments and payments by UWA are properly authorized,
    settled in a timely manner, in accordance with approved financial procedures.
  • Supervising the collection and banking of
    all revenues due to UWA in accordance with the financial procedures.
  • Ensuring preparation of Business Plans in
    order to identify and focus on the strategies to achieve financial
    sustainability in line with the strategic plan.
  • Preparing annual and quarterly work plans
    and quarterly performance reports
  • Provide advice to UWA Management and Board
    of Trustees on the financial performance of UWA in accordance with the
    approved budgets and reporting guidelines.
  • Undertake routine review of cashflow needs
    and advise on potential investment of surplus funds.
  • Supervising and ensuring appraisal of
    staff in Finance and Administration department.
  • Perform any other duties that may be
    assigned by the supervisors from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honors
    Bachelor’s Degree in either Commerce, Business Administration or any other
    relevant Degree from a recognised University or Institution.
  • Possession of full Professional Accounting
    qualifications such ACCA CPA is a must.
  • Possession of a Masters Degree in Business
    Administration or a related field from a recognised University or
    Institution is a must.
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in
    Finance and Administration, three (3) of which should have been served at
    Senior Managerial level.
  • Good knowledge of the principles and
    practices of running a government body or an agency like UWA and the rules
    and procedures that govern Uganda Wildlife Authority.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    accounting principles and computer skills in accounting software.
  • Excellent analytical and presentation
    skills with ability to drive a directorate to successful accomplishment of
    the financial objectives.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and
    negotiation skills.
  • Concern for quality and standards;
  • Good time management attributes
  • Excellent communication skills both
    written and oral.
  • Leadership and Team work.
  • Good financial management skills
  • Human Resource Management.
  • Ethics and Integrity.
  • Age limit: Below 48 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
application with detailed CVs  bearing
contacts of three (3) competent professional referees, a daytime telephone contact,
copies of academic documents and relevant Appointment letters to the addresses
below:
The Executive Director,
Uganda Wildlife Authority,
Plot 7 Kira Road, Kamwokya,
P.O. Box 3530 Kampala. Uganda
Email to:
hr-recruit@ugandawildlife.org
Deadline: 27th March
2017
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