40 No Experience Officer Customs Job Opportunities – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Organisation: Uganda
Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About URA:
The Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991
and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and
collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to
such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all
the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization
(URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were
responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Officer Customs will mainly implement
customs operations and provide support to customs clients at the station to
facilitate international trade and revenue collection
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Carry out
verification of consignments and write a descriptive Verification Account to
guide the assessment of customs taxes payable    
  • Check and verify the quantity, quality, weight, country of origin
    and other applicable details about the goods imported
  • Write detailed descriptive verification account indicating the
    findings from the verification process to guide valuation and tax
    assessment
  • Upload the Verification account onto the system to enable access by
    the Valuation/Assessment Officer
  • Secure and submit samples to the Valuation/Assessment Officer
Assess taxes
payable and advise the clients on the payment process to enable collection
  • Vet documents provided by the clients/taxpayers against physical
    goods to ascertain truthfulness in the declarations made to determine tax
    payable
  • Ascertain tax payable following appropriate Tax Assessment
    Methodology
  • Generate a Payment Registration Notice (PRN) or an amendment
    reflecting additional tax to be paid based on findings from the physical
    verification
Confirm compliance
of clients/taxpayers to all requirements and release goods for exit
  • Check and review the documents to ascertain completeness and
    accuracy to confirm the right attachments and taxes paid
  • Access/Recall the entry into the system, trigger select control,
    take appropriate action, generate a release order and  Exit Note for the Client
Facilitate Transit
monitoring and transit exit process to control dumping of goods     
  • Receive and vet Customs declarations from Clearing Agents and
    generate a Transit document (T1)
  • Inspect to confirm that Trucks have the necessary qualifications to
    do transit (Transit Goods License, ), write a Sight Account and generate
    transit documents
  • Receive and vet the accompanying documents (T1, Road User Recharge,
    etc) to confirm suitability
  • Compare contents of the documents against the physical truck
    (including its status of the seal, truck itself)
  • Endorse the T1 document, validate/terminate it in the system to
    generate Validation Reference Number
  • Capture all the details in the Manual Release
  • Generate
  • periodic reports indicating work done
Receive and account
for Cash Collections at the station to promote transparency          
  • Receive and review the empty Manifest or a Customs entry to
    ascertain the charges payable by incoming Trucks and pay the amount in the
    system
  • Reconcile daily collections, batch and bank collected amounts to the
    bank and keep a record of payment received from the banks
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reconciliations and submit the report to
    the Regional Administrative Officer and station In-Charge respectively for
    quality assurance and further submissions
  • Receive and verify assessment notices from Clearing Agents to ascertain
    taxes payable, collect, acknowledge receipt and effect payment in the
    system
Handle and clear
incoming and outgoing Travellers to facilitate inter-state people movement
  • Receive and verify appropriate documents (Exit Note, Logbook,
    Driving Permit and Identification Card)
  • Capture the relevant document details into the system (TEVIES) about
    the vehicle and the person and generate a C32 Form
  • Capture the Inward Registration Number
  • Receive, verify and capture details for Ugandans exiting the country
    (the same details as above)
  • Monitor Car Net vehicles entering or exiting and do further
    consultations with other staff at the Boarder to confirm exits
Manage the Exports
Desk to facilitate trade          
  • Receive taxpayers with the respective documents about the exports
    and conduct a verification to ascertain whether what was declared is what
    is being exported
  • Confirm that all necessary requirements are attached (Export
    Certificate, Inspection, etc) write a Verification or a Sight Account
  • Print and issue a Release and Exit Order to the taxpayer



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Officer
    Customs job opportunities should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any field
  • Specialized training in any of the areas of customer care, data
    analysis, or fraud examination is desired
  • Ability to speak additional Languages like Swahili, French, or
    Chinese
  • Fair understanding of Customs work
  • Ability to communicate effectively and relate with all kinds of
    people
  • Should have a spirit of continuous learning and attention to trends
    as they emerge
  • Should be resilient and results oriented
  • Should be able to work for long hours with minimum or without
    supervision
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ideal person should be able to work well as part of a team
  • Respect for self and for others
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online at
the link below.
Deadline: 16th July 2019 at 11:59pm
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