Accountant Job Opportunities – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Accountant
Organization: National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Job Ref:
About US:
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established
under the National Environment Act Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound
environmental management practices for sustainable development in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Accountant
will support the accounting and financial management function of the Authority.
Key Duties and
  • Enter invoices and payment vouchers into
    the computerized accounts system
  • Carry out bank reconciliations on a
    monthly basis;
  • Check vouchers submitted for payment by
    the accounts assistants;
  • Prepare and submit periodical expenditure
    reports to the Senior Accountant;
  • Prepare and submit monthly tax returns to
    URA, and NSSF respectively;
  • Ensure correct stock records are kept by
    the Stores Assistant;
  • Supervise preparations of financial
    transactions by the Accounts Assistants;
  • Maintain the debtors and creditors’
  • Actively contribute to the production of
    the trial balance through entering information to the system and carrying
    out all necessary reconciliations;
  • Reconcile staff accounts;
  • Prepare and record financial transactions
    in the books of account manually or electronically;
  • Produce monthly trial balance and submit
    to Senior Accountant;
  • Maintain staff advances, suppliers’
    ledger, advances ledger;
  • Prepare reconciliation statements on all
    bank accounts;
  • Maintain vote book as required by
  • Responsible for safe custody of books of
    accounts and financial documents;
  • mentor and supervise the Accounts
    Assistants and ensure that financial transactions are accurately and
    timely recorded, reconciled and maintained in order to provide support to
    financial and management reporting;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA
    Accountant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Business
    Administration (Accounting option), Commerce (Accounting option)
    from a recognized institution.
  • Partial
    Professional Qualification in Accountancy.
  • A minimum of four years of experience in Finance and Accounting;
  • Hands-on
    experience with accounting packages such as Sun systems, Navision, Tally, Pastel.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Interpersonal skills and communication
    skills with the ability demonstrate, analyze and reporting skills.
  • High degree of precision
  • Proven ability to meet timelines and
    handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Computer literacy skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their hand
written applications together with copies of certificates/ testimonials and
detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed to:-
The Executive Director,
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA),
NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 22255, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 18th
September 2017
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