Manager Accounting Employment Opportunity – Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA)

Job Title:    Manager Accounting
Organisation: Uganda
Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA)
Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports To:
Director Finance                             
Job Ref:
About US:
Uganda Civil
Aviation Authority (UCAA) is a corporate body responsible for regulation of
civil aviation in Uganda. It manages Entebbe International Airport (EIA) and
thirteen (13) other upcountry aerodromes. UCAA carries out its work in
conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and
Recommended Practices (SARPs).
Job Summary:  The Manager Accounting mainly leads Financial
Accounting, Stores and Pay and Benefits processes by ensuring accurate
accounting data and records. Also prepares accurate and timely financial
reports including statutory statements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning, Budgeting
and Review Process
  • Fully understands the direction and Vision of CAA and then integrate
    these into the Departmental Plans
  • Fully participates in the budgeting process, applying best practices
    and accepted accounting convention
  • Participates in directorate business plan preparation by providing
    required financial input that is relevant to expenditure
  • Ensures  a comprehensive plan
    for expenditure Management  in CAA
  • Supports the Department of Management Accounting in the provision of
    detailed explanation of variances to planned performance.
  • Ensures that the sets guidelines in the Finance Operating Manual are
    adhered to for expenditures, Pay and Benefits and Stores Management.
  • Ensures full compliance with accepted professional accounting
Payment Authority
  • Safeguards the company financial resources by ensuring that
    Authorization levels are in place depending on the nature of Expenditure
  • Recommends the SOPs for payments , review from time to time and
    ensures strict adherence to the established Authority levels
  • Authorize Cheque Payment Vouchers on a daily basis to ensure
    accurate payments are processed
  • Approves Adjustment Journal Vouchers to ensure accurate and correct
  • Ensures supplier queries are answered.
  • Spearheads the maintenance 
    and upgrading of Accounting 
    System and Oversees the training of staff
  • Ensures the appropriate Backups to the Computerized Accounting
    Process using the accepted backup procedures found in an accounting system
    by IT personnel.
  • Ensures that records source documents are well kept.
Financial Reporting       
  • Ensures that the set of accounts are produced accurately within the
    agreed timeframes.
  • Applies best practice and accepted Accounting Standards and
    Convention in the production of Accounts.
  • Interprets and reports financial results to management.
Effective   Audits
  • Prepares for the External and Internal  Audit and Avails all the information
    required by the Auditors
  • Supports External Auditors and answers Auditors’ queries.
Stores Management
  • Ensures effective stores procedures covering receipt, storage and
    issue of items from stores.
  • Ensures effective documentation of stores movement.
Statutory payments        
  • Ensures timely and correct statutory payments e.g. PAYE, NSSF, WHT,
    Income Tax etc.
Pay and Benefits
  • Ensures that salaries and benefits are paid out on time and
  • Obtains all the necessary approval prior to the disbursement of Pay
    and Benefits
Maintenance of
Asset register:
Ensure that the
Asset register is properly maintained.
Human Resources
  • Attracts, retains, motivates and develops staff that are dedicated
    to outstanding performance.
  • Develops and maintains a structure that facilitates the delivery of
    the vision of the business through the Finance Directorate.
  • Ensures that appropriate calibre of staff that meets all the    hiring standards are recruited and
    deployed to deliver results expected.
  • Implements performance management policies and procedures
  • Quantifies the capability gaps in terms of skills and competencies
    and implement programs to close the capability gap
  • Conducts and ensues adequate training for directorate staff.
Others: Carries out any other lawful assignment
allocated by the immediate Supervisor.     

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) Manager
    Accounting job opportunity must hold a Master’s Degree in Accounting
    and  Finance or MBA in Finance from
    an approved, recognized and reputable University.
  • Membership of one of the recognized professional accounting bodies –
    ACCA, CPA(K), CPA(U), CIMA etc ;
  • At least eight years’ experience in management of Finance and
    Accounting Function in a large and reputable government or business
    organization at progressively more senior levels; four (4) of the years should
    be at supervisory level.
  • Managerial experience in Aviation would be an added advantage. ;
  • Must have sound knowledge of computerized Accounting
  • Must be literate in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point
  • Must have proven senior level 
    business  understanding and
  • Must be cost conscious and able to implement and enforce effective
    budgetary controls
  • Must have high level of integrity, with attendant independence and
    ability to make sound financial decisions
  • Must be familiar with Government Financial Management regulations.
  • Must be a seasoned People Manager with demonstrable prior experience
    and success in overseeing Staff productivity and Performance Management.
  • Must possess high level of integrity
  • Should be a person of very high and unquestionable integrity and
    needless to emphasize any reported cases of questionable integrity both
    before and after interview as well as 
    post appointment will lead to his/her cancellation from the process
    or termination of Employment.
  • Age: 30 to 55
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications with detailed CV and copies of academic
certificates and transcripts with the job reference number clearly marked at
the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address shown
below. Please indicate your (day time) phone contact.
The Director Human
Resource & Administration,
Uganda Civil
Aviation Authority (Head Office)
P.O. Box 5536
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 30th November, 2019 by 5:00 pm
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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