Cost and Management Accountant Job Careers – Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)

Organization: Uganda
Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)
Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Finance
and Accounting Manager
About US:
Uganda Printing and
Publishing Corporation (UPPC) is a public corporation established by the UPPC
Act 1992 Cap.30 as a leading printer mandated to provide printing and
publishing facilities to government ministries, departments, and agencies,
NGOs, private sector organizations and individuals. The Corporation prints and
publishes all government legislations, the Uganda Gazette, stationery and other
books and documents for public and private sector organisations.
Job Summary:  The Cost and Management Accountant will
primarily contribute to the decision making process of management that will
ensure business growth and long-term success; and; To determine and control job
costs by collecting and recording direct costs (materials, labour and
subcontract services) and allocating indirect costs using a sound application
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Estimating job costs and processing of quotations for clients;
  • Collecting and analysing data to determine the costs of business
    activities such as purchasing, inventory, reserves and plant labour;
  • Working with production and marketing teams to cost projects and
    develop any relevant financial information to assist the marketing team in
    preparation of bids and quotations;
  • Supporting the Finance and Accounting Manager in budget development,
    budgetary control, forecasting, financial modelling, and the development, design
    and implementation of systems and controls, financial policies and
  • Providing accurate and timely management reporting, including
    analysis of variances against budget, to Management and other stakeholders
    for the review and monitoring of the corporation’s and the department’s
    financial performance;
  • Keeping record of client work tickets and passing on information to
    production for action in time;
  • Ensuring inventory accuracy with the ultimate goal of facilitating
    customer satisfaction
  • Analysing, monitoring and assisting with the control of labour
    efficiency variances; 
  • Perform What-If and Cost-Benefit analyses to evaluate the cost
    impact of alternative courses of action such as changes in product design,
    raw materials, manufacturing methods, outsourcing and special projects;
  • Analysing actual production costs and preparing periodic reports
    comparing standard costs to actual production costs;
  • Reconciling raw material, WIP and finished goods inventories
  • Coordinating physical inventory counts as necessary and assisting
    with investigating cycle counting variances and resolving issues;
  • Accumulating and applying overhead costs monthly as required by
    Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Any other related duty assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Accounting (e.g. B.
    Com, BBA Accounting Option) from a recognised institution.
  • At least Level II of a professional accounting qualification e.g.
    ACCA, CPA;
  • At least five (5) years of experience in cost and management
    accounting in a large organization;
  • Experience with standard job costing systems in a manufacturing
  • Self-motivated with ability to work within a team environment
  • Excellent analytical skills and a sound understanding of Generally
    Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced skills in using relevant ICT database systems and
    accounting software.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons candidates are invited to apply to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC),
P.0. Box 33 Entebbe,
Also mark the
envelope with the job applied for in CAPITAL LETTERS. Enclose a CV, CERTIFIED
copies of academic transcripts and certificates, Postal, Telephone and Email
address for both applicant and three professional referees
Deadline: Friday, 31st May 2019 by 05:00 pm.
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