Senior Accountant Employment Opportunity – Atomic Energy Council (AEC)

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Organization: Atomic Energy Council (AEC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:Chief Executive Officer

About US:

The Atomic Energy Council was established by the Atomic Energy Act, 2008 with the mandate to regulate the peaceful applications of ionising radiation; to provide for protection and safety of individuals, society and the environment from the dangers resulting from ionizing radiation; to provide for the production and use of radiation sources and the management of radioactive waste; to provide for compliance with international safety requirements for the use of ionising radiation, radiation protection and security of radioactive sources.

Job Summary:   The Senior Accountant will mainly prepare, develop and analyse financial information to facilitate management’s decision making. The position will provide high quality support by liaising with other departments on all finance matters, budgetary management and control. The position will be responsible for financial reporting and submission of statutory returns to authorities and ensure that the general finance and accounting operations are carried out in compliance with the relevant legislation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Secure financial information by completing database backups.
  • Provide for an adequate external audit that will safeguard the assets of the organization.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budget and budget performance reviews on a quarterly basis.
  • Prepare final accounts, budget and budget controls
  • Prepare statutory financial statements and submit to appropriate Authority;
  • Assist in establishing budget format and in setting planning budget guidelines
  • Direct implementation of accounting functions by ensuring collection, classification, recording and reconciliation of accounting data;
  • Prepare finance section quarterly reports; 
  • Hold finance section meetings as required
  • Initiate and recommend improvements in accounting system;
  • Supervise preparation of bank reconciliation statements.
  • Verify reconciled general ledger balances with subsidiary ledger balances for approval
  • Maintain fixed asset register
  • Liaise with the external auditors
  • Supervise junior staff
  • Prepare accounts schedules for internal, interim and annual audits and timely resolution of audit queries.
  • Ensure that all accounting documents are properly filed
  • Maintain the employees’ ledger for all staff advances, loans and duty travel imprests
  • Follow up on outstanding amounts
  • Maintain registers for creditors and debtors accurately and up-to-date
  • Prepare appropriate journal vouchers, scrutinise and authorise entire monthly pay roll in time
  • Prepare schedules, statements and other information for management decision making and audit
  • Ensure that disbursements of funds is supported by adequate documents
  • Supervise the entry of accounting data in the relevant manual registers, computer databases or systems
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Secretary or any other authorized person.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree (Second Class Upper and above) in Accounting or Finance Management or Commerce from a recognised university.
  • Must have a professional qualification in Accounting such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, etc
  • Must be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
  • A master’s degree in financial management and accounting is an added advantage.
  • At least five years of relevant working experience of which three years at a senior management position with a reputable organisation.
  • Good Financial reporting skills
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like QuickBooks, Tally, oracle, etc
  • Knowledge of government accounting systems
  • Good oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent analytical, detail-oriented and numerical skills
  • Ability to research, analyse and communicate complex information to non-financial people and to make useful and usable recommendations
  • Effective planning and scheduling skills and good evaluation and review skills
  • High level of integrity with strong leadership and managerial abilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Respect and professionalism
  • Innovativeness and reliability
  • Time management and multitasking
  • Knowledge of the Ugandan laws on Finance and companies
  • Thorough understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS)
  • Finance risk management
  • Good ethical standing and judgment
  • Age: 30-45 years

How to Apply:

All candidates should physically submit your application with three (3) referees with valid contact details, a detailed CV, a copy of your National Identity card and certified copies of your academic documents to the following address to:

The Secretary and Chief Executive Officer,

Atomic Energy Council

Plot 29/33 Amber House, Kampala Road,

P. O. BOX 7044, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline:  13th September 2019 by 4:00Pm

Note:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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