Senior Accountant Job Opportunities – Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)

Job Title:    Senior Accountant
Organisation: Uganda
Tourism Board (UTB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager,
Finance and Planning
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 Senior Accountant will assist the Finance Manager in the planning and
implementation of all organizational plans, budgets and programs and in the
preparation of all financial statements and reports in accordance with the
laws, policies, procedures and guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain and manage financial accounting programs in line with
    international accepted standards and in accordance with the Public Finance
    Management Act, UTB Financial Policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining books of accounts in accordance with
    the accepted policies and procedures.
  • Facilitating the auditing of UTB accounts by both Internal and
    External Auditors
  • Ensure reconciliation procedures of various accounts are carried out
    in a timely manner.
  • Preparing statutory statements for the Organization and ensuring
    that non-payroll statutory deductions such as VAT are calculated and paid
    in accordance to statutory requirements.
  • Ensuring compliance to and maintenance of appropriate financial
    accounting policies and procedures as stipulated in the Financial and
    Procedures Manual.
  • Coordinating the implementation of Approved budget and maintaining
    the status of performance.
  • Ensuring that all advances/impress payments are correctly and fully
    accounted for with appropriate expenditure documentations.
  • Managing payroll and ensuring that statutory obligations are timely
  • Ensuring that the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) is
    properly functioning.
  • Performing any other duties related to the field that may be
    assigned by Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Business
    Administration, Finance and Accounting or Commerce from a recognized
  • Possession of a professional qualification in CPA or ACCA or CIMA is
    a must
  • He/she should have at least five (5) working experience in the area
    of financial accounting and Management with two (2) years at senior
    officer level
  • 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
  • Advanced proficiency with computerized financial systems
  • Age: Below 40 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
Uganda Tourism Board
Plot 42, Rotary
Avenue (Lugogo Bypass),
6th Floor, Lugogo House,
P.O. Box 7211
Tel: +414-342196/7
Deadline: Friday 13th July 2018 by 5:00pm
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of
lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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