East African Community EAC Jobs – Accountant – Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)

 

Job Title:     Accountant

Organisation: Civil
Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)

Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Accountant

 

About US:

The Civil Aviation
Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA) is a self-accounting
institution of the East African Community.

 

Job Summary:  The Accountant will assist in the
implementation of effective and efficient financial management systems and
working capital management for sound decision making, in accordance with the
relevant financial rules and regulations.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Prepares
and maintains appropriate accounting documentation for transactions of the
Agency while ensuring all financial policies, strategies and regulations of the
Agency are adhered to and post all transactions for each period to ensure
timely month-end and year-end closures;

·       
Ensures
that all income is properly invoiced, receipted, accounted for and banked on a
daily basis where necessary;

·       
Prepares
payments while ensuring that all expenditure is within the approved activities
and budget limits and where this is not so, confirms that proper authorization
has been obtained and proper procurement procedures have been followed;

·       
Manages
the staff imprest accounting to ensure that all retirements are done on time
and where necessary recoveries from employees are affected promptly as per
terms and conditions under which such advances were sanctioned;

·       
Monitors
the accounts payables balances on a monthly basis and reconcile these with the
suppliers’ records to ensure accurate and prompt payment of all Agency
obligations;

·       
Maintains
and manages the office petty cash within the financial rules and regulations;

·       
Prepare
payroll in time and ensure all payments to employees are paid on time and in
accordance with Agency Staff Rules and Regulations.

·       
Prepares
the budget for the finance department as per the laid down guidelines and
submission deadlines;

·       
Prepares
timely monthly budget performance reports for budgetary control;

·       
Maintains
and manages the fixed assets register, ensure all assets are tagged and carry
out an annual inventory count as per the financial rules and regulations;

·       
Maintains
an accurate General Ledger and carries out monthly reconciliations for review
and initiate corrective measures to resolve issues arising;

·       
Deputises
the Senior Accountant where necessary; and

·       
Performs
any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency
Accountant job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting,
Commerce or Finance from a recognized university

·       
Be a
member in good standing of a recognized professional Accountancy Body with a
membership certificate and a letter of good standing from a recognized
Accountancy Professional Body (ACCA, ICPA-U, ICPA-K, NBAA, ICPAR,…

·       
Five years
of relevant experience as a professional accountant/ finance expert in a
reputable organisation.

 

Desirable

·       
Conversant
with financial management systems preferably Sunsystem

·       
Working
experience with international or regional reputable organisation

·       
Experience
with aviation related regional or international reputable organization

·       
Proficiency
in computer-based accounting and general office IT applications

 

Competences

·       
Professionalism:
Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and
International Accounting Standards (IAS). Observing deadlines and achieving
results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows
persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in
stressful situations.

·       
Communication:
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others; exhibits interest
in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information
and keeping people informed.

·       
Planning
and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed
strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities
as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing
work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and
adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

·       
Teamwork:
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits
input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn
from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in
accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely
reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint
responsibility for team shortcomings.

·       
Leadership:
Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to
translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to
accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad
range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves
conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and
improvement.

·       
Accountability:
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers
outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and
quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and
rules;

 

Eligibility For Applications: This vacancy is open to citizens of the Republics of Burundi, Rwanda and
South Sudan.

 

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates who meet the requirements are advised to send the following:

·       
Signed
application letters,

·       
Duly
filled and signed EAC-CASSOA Personal History Form, Click
Here

·       
Photocopies
of academic degrees,

·       
Professional
certificates/licenses, membership certificate,

·       
A letter
of good standing from a recognized Accountancy Professional Body (ACCA, CA,
CIMA, ICPAU, ICPAK, NBAA, ICPAR, etc), and

·       
A copy
of national identity card, birth certificate or passport showing the date of
birth quoting the job advert reference number of the position applied for. The
application documents should be sent via email (all soft copies should be in
PDF format and organized in one file) or in hard copies and addressed to:

 

THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR

EAC CASSOA

P O Box 873,

ENTEBBE

UGANDA,

Email:
recruitment@cassoa.org  

 

Note:

·       
The
recruitment of the above job will be subject to the EAC Quota system.

·       
You may
submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.

·       
Applications
which do not indicate nationality and age, the reference number, and do not
include a signed application letter, duly filled and signed EAC-CASSOA personal
history for  (Download
Here
), copies of academic degrees, membership certificate and a letter
of good standing from a recognized Accountancy Professional Body, and three
referees shall be disqualified.

·       
Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Deadline: 18th January 2021

 

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