Senior Accountant Job Opportunities – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

 

Job Title:    Senior Accountant

Organization:  National Identification and
Registration Authority (NIRA)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Manager Finance

 

About US:

The National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established by the
Registration of Persons Act (ROPA), 2015 and is mandated to establish and
maintain the National Identification Register (NIR). The Authority is also
charged with among other things; the registration of citizens and legally resident
aliens; assigning National Identification / Alien Identification Numbers
(NINs/AINs) to qualifying persons and issuing Identification Cards to those 16
years and above; registration of births, deaths and adoption orders and
issuance of the relevant certificates.

 

Job Summary:  The Senior
Accountant will assist the Manager Accounts in writing the books of accounts to
enable necessary accountabilities to be made.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·       
Writes
the books of accounts as instructed by the Manager, Accounts

·       
Ensures
accurate and timely bank reconciliations

·       
Prepares
timely periodic financial statements

·       
Follows-up
on debtors and brings to the attention of the Manager Finance any outstanding
debts of more than 90 days

·       
Prepares
timely management accounts and accountability reports

·       
Coordinates
the cash flow in line with work plans and advises the Manager

·       
Accounts
of any cash flow shortages

·       
Vote
control maintenance – receipting and reviewing accountabilities

·       
Approves
payment vouchers and ensures budget expenditure votes are not over spent

·       
Maintains
and updates the fixed assets and investment registers.

·       
Analyzing
and reviewing general ledger transactions and ensuring timely and accurate
reporting

·       
Maintaining
subsidiary, control and general ledger accounts

·       
Ensures
the daily positing in accounting system and review all postings.

·       
Ensures
travel and other advances are fully accounted for in a timely manner

·       
Performs
any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager Accounts

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Senior Accountant job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Commerce,
Accounting or Business Administration from a recognized institution

·       
Membership
of ICPAU is a must.

·       
Knowledge
of Finance or Accounting packages.

·       
The
candidate must have at least five (5) years working experience as an accountant
with a  reputable Public or Private
organization, two (2) of which should have been at supervisory level

·       
Flexibility
to react effectively to unforeseen circumstances

·       
Critical
thinking and problem solving skills

·       
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills

·       
Ability
to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment to
drive results.

·       
Knowledge
of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements

·       
Ability
to multi-task

·       
Analytical
skills

·       
Negotiation
skills

·       
Ability
to lead and motivate co-workers

·       
Ability
to meet tight deadlines

·       
IT
literacy

·       
Age: Below 55 years

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested 
candidates should submit their applications clearly indicating the position
applied for to the Executive Director by email: careers@nira.go.ug.
Applications should include detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV), copies
of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials and a copy of a
National Identity Card of the applicant.

 

Deadline: 18th December, 2020
by 5:00 PM.

 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying shall lead to disqualification.

 

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