Principal Accountant Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)


Job Title:    Principal

Organization: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager


About US:

The Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of
Trade, Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327. It is
governed by the National Standards Council and headed by the Executive Director
who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of UNBS. The mandate of UNBS is
to develop, promote and enforce national standards in order to enhance
competitiveness of Ugandan products, promote fair trade and protect consumers
and the environment.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Finance and
Administration Manager, the successful candidate shall be required to perform
the following duties;

Develop a framework for monitoring the implementation of
all finance and accounting policies and procedures in line with the Public
Finance Management Act (PFMA 2015) and other Regulations

Oversee development and supervise execution of annual work
plans for the Finance and Accounting Function in accordance with existing
policies and procedures.

Coordinate the preparation of Quarterly Financial Reports
and Final/Annual Accounts for submission to Accountant General and External
Auditors in accordance with the requirements of PFMA 2015 and other

Coordinate the preparation and submission of Quarterly
Budget Performance and other Management Reports to Management.

Ensure that Books of Accounts and underlying financial
records are maintained in accordance with Internationally Accepted Accounting
Standards (IAAS)

Review supplier invoices and staff claims for accuracy and
ensure timely processing of payments based on available funds and approved budget.

Monitor budget absorption and regularly advise Management
on available balances during execution of the Budget.

Ensure regular ageing of payables and receivables i.e
supplier invoices and staff advances in order to promote timely accountability
of advances and avoid overdue Account balances/Arrears.

Advise Management on the financial position of the Bureau
and actively participate in the Budget preparation in line with PFMA 2015 and
UNBS policies and procedures.

Ensure that all statutory obligations such as NSSF, PAYE,
WHT, LST etc. are deducted remitted to respective Authorities in a timely

On a continuous basis, review financial management
processes and recommend for approval to Management appropriate internal
controls and systems to mitigate risks.

Implement internal controls and systems to ensure
effective staff supervision, accountability, financial reporting and service
delivery to various stakeholders

Ensure timely preparation and review of Bank
Reconciliation Statements.

Supervise the Stores Function and undertake Annual Stock
Taking/Board of Survey to ensure an updated Fixed Asset Register.

Supervise staff in the Finance Division and ensure that
targets, plans and outputs are achieved within agreed timelines.

Undertake timely performance review/appraisal of staff in
the Finance and Accounting Function based on agreed Key Results Areas.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant for the Uganda National Bureau of Standards
(UNBS) Principal Accountant job career must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree
in Commerce, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration with a bias in
Accounting from a recognized University.

A Masters Degree in Business Studies, Finance, Accounting
or related field from a recognized University.

Professional Accountancy Qualifications such as CPA, ACCA,
CFA or related qualification from a recognized body by Institute of Certified
Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).

Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of
Uganda (ICPAU)

Eight (8) Years working experience, three (3) of which
should be at Senior Accountant Level in Government or reputable organization.

Familiarity with Government Accounting and Budgeting
Systems such as Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) and Program Based
Budgeting System (PBS)

Proven Supervisory skills, high level of Integrity and

Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and the Internet applications

Must possess very good communication, writing/reporting
analytical skills.

Must possess good people skills and hands-on supervisory
competences with capacity to promote and maintain teamwork, multi-task and
deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision

Must possess functional management competencies with
hands-on skills in Risk Management and internal controls functional areas

The successful candidates must have a high level of
integrity and professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills
and needs to be a team player, an excellent communicator with good oral
communication and presentation skills.

Age: below 50 years


How to Apply:

candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Use your email address for registration

Fill in all tabs as per the application as required

Attach your updated CV with mobile telephone numbers
indicated, copies of academic qualifications and national identity card under
the tab for documents

Complete your application by clicking ‘submit application’

No hand delivered applications will be received

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic

UNBS does not request for any payments at any stage of
recruitment and review process

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Deadline: 24th August 2020 by 5.00pm.


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