Finance and Planning Manager Job Placement – Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)

Organisation: Uganda
Tourism Board (UTB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Executive Officer
About US:
Uganda Tourism Board
(UTB) is a statutory organization established by Uganda Tourism Board Statute
of 1994 and reconstituted in the Tourism Act 2008. Its objectives are:
  • To promote and contribute to the Development of Tourism sector both
    within and outside of Uganda.
  • To coordinate with the Ministry responsible for Tourism and the
    private sector in the implementation of the National Tourism policy.
Job Summary: The
Finance and Planning Manager will develop and implement adequate financial
systems and procedures that conform to the professional standards and support
the core functions of the Organization.
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.
  • Liaising with the office of the Auditor General for the conduct of
    audits and preparation of audit reports in accordance with professional
    accounting standards.
  • Ensuring preparation of annual budgets and departmental plans that
    optimizes the resources available to the financial commitments of UTB in
    line with the stipulated guidelines.
  • Undertaking an advisory role to both the Board of Directors and
    Management on the financial performance of UTB 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 UTB in line
    with financial procedures and accounting standards.
  • Cross checking that all the financial commitments and payments by
    UTB are properly authorized, settled in a timely manner, and for value received
    all, in accordance with approved financial procedures.
  • Supervising the collection and banking of all revenues due to UTB 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 quarterly reports and advice Management on the financial
    performance of UTB in accordance with the approved budgets and reporting
    guidelines.
  • Undertake routine review of cash flows needs and advise on potential
    investment of surplus funds.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by Management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold an Honors Degree of Commerce (Accounting
    option) or Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized
    University.
  • A Master’s degree in Financial Management is a must.
  • Possession of professional qualification like ACCA or CPA is
    compulsory.
  • He/she must have at least Eight (8) years of experience working in
    Financial Management with at least three (3) years at Senior Management
    level in a reputable organization.
  • Strong financial management acumen
  • Knowledge of accounting procedures, protocols, budget administration
  • Experience in the use of PBS and IFMS is critical
  • Knowledge of financial forecasting, analysis and reporting
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff
  • Ability to inspire credibility, confidence and build consensus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to provide
    leadership to a team
  • Ability to develop, monitor and evaluate multiple projects with
    multiple deliverables
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead the implementation of plans and
    processes
  • Advanced proficiency with computerized financial systems
  • Age: Below 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandans should send their application letters with
detailed Curriculum Vitae (functional email, telephone contact and postal
address), plus copies of all academic certificates and transcripts, copy of
valid National Identity Card and the contact details (telephone, postal and
email addresses) of three competent referees should be sent by courier or hand
delivered to the address below;
Chief Executive
Officer,
Uganda Tourism Board
(UTB),
Plot 42, Rotary
Avenue (Lugogo Bypass),
6th Floor, Lugogo
House,
P.O. Box 7211
Kampala,
Tel: +414-342196/7
Deadline: Friday 13th July 2018 by 5:00pm
NB:
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of
lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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