Several Entry Level URA Jobs – Officer Debt Collection- MOUs – Uganda Revenue Authority

Organisation: Uganda
Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Debt Collection- MOUs will prepare
and monitor the performance of memoranda of Understanding with tax payers and
provide legal opinions on case files to recover outstanding taxes and enhance
revenue collection
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Prepare Memoranda
of Understanding to enable recovery of outstanding taxes
  • Study authority letters to verify interest computations and total
    tax liability
  • Engage tax payers to obtain postdated cheques and any relevant
    securities to aid in preparing the MOUs
  • Prepare the MOUS and submit to the line supervisor for further
  • Engage the tax payer to review the MOUS and attach the necessary
    requirements to enable the signing
  • Prepare a collection report and recommendations for further
Monitor the
performance of the memoranda of Understanding to enhance compliance with tax
  • Develop a Debt collection portfolio, categorizing cases according to
    the risk involved
  • Liaise with the data technical officer to confirm if the cheques
    have cleared and monitor progress of the level of compliance with the MOUS
    with the tax payers
  • Reconcile and maintain the payment schedule with an updated tax
    obligation status
  • Prepare addendums to the MOUS and submit to the line supervisor for
    review and approval
  • Prepare appropriate debt collection instruments for enforcement on
    defaulting taxpayers
  • Obtain and analyze the monthly collection reports to check the
    status of compliance with MOUS
Provide legal
opinions to guide in handling tax payer’s cases in order to enable full
recovery of outstanding taxes
  • Study case files and provide the appropriate legal opinions
  • Study requests for debt write offs and advise on any legal
  • Gather information from the Case officers, tax district officials,
    and hold Consultations with relevant stakeholders on course of action to
    be taken for enforcement
  • Liaise with the case officer to study the cases and advise on the
    course of action and legal frameworks
  • Research and make recommendations for policy amendments and adoption
    of new laws
  • Handle all cases under receivership/liquidation in accordance to the
    relevant laws

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Officer Debt
    Collection- MOUs job opportunity should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Law
  • Basic training in Debt Collection is desirable
  • Specialised training in tax administration is desired
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in legal practice or tax related
  • Knowledge of Debt collection manual, Installment management policy,
    Tax laws and any Other Relevant Laws.
Skills & Attributes
  • The incumbent must have good negotiation skills and close attention
    to debt management
  • The incumbent must have strong Communication skills- both written
    and oral
  • S/he must have good interpersonal skills
  • S/he must have an impeccable record of integrity
  • S/he should be resilience with the ability to travel frequently and
    flexibility with ability to prioritize tasks
  • The incumbent must possess good analytical skills with close
    attention to detail.
  • S/he must have good reporting skills with proven sense to
  • S/he should be able to work in teams
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online at
the link below.
Deadline: 17th December 2019 at 11:59pm
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