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Accountant – Uganda National Bureau of Standards


Deadline of this Job: 05 August 2022

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Job Role
Maintain safe custody of cash, keep accurate records of the SACCO’s financial transactions, prepare and monitor budgets, and file tax and social security returns in a manner that will continuously improve effectiveness and efficiency, customer relationship and promote adherence to the SACCO policies, procedures, and core values, and support to achieve the SACCO’s Mission and Vision.

Key Responsibilities:

• Prepare accurate and timely accounting records, financial statements, and special reports in accordance with the SACCO’s accounting policies and procedures and management’s instructions.
• Confirm validity of and process cash disbursement requisitions, including requisitions for loan disbursements.
• Organize, file, and archive SACCO documents in an orderly manner to facilitate easy access.
• Receive SACCO cash and ensure its safe custody in line with the SACCO’s cash handling procedures.
• Ensure timely reconciliation of suspense accounts, income accounts, bank accounts and any disparities in financial records in order to avoid fraud and/or loss to the SACCO and ensure that they are promptly resolved.
• Ensure compliance with tax and social security laws by preparing applicable returns and payments as required by the law.
• Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, accounts receivable and financial commitments, and advise management on the optimum level of cash/liquidity that is necessary to meet the SACCO’s short and medium term financial obligations.
• Prepare budgets and budget variance reports in accordance with the SACCO’s budgeting and reporting procedures.
• Maintenance of SACCO books of accounts with proper reconciliation reports, updating member status and issuing receipts to SACCO members
• Secure financial information by completing regular data back-ups.
• Perform any other function consistent with the Statute, Regulations, written policies, Bylaws and those assigned by the Board or SACCO Manager.4.0 Academic Qualifications
• Holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance, Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelors of Business Administration (Accounting), or any other business related course with a bias in Accounting from a reputable university.
• Must have completed at least Level 2 of CPA/ACCA

Mandatory Skills and Experience

• Must possess at least Three (03) years of practical experience as an accountant from a reputable Institution
• MUST be aged 40 years and below
• High degree of integrity and confidentiality
• A good communicator with excellent oral and written reporting abilities
• Solid understanding of statutory regulations
• Knowledge of computer applications and loans software such as loan performer
• Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
• Must be customer service-oriented with exceptional sales skills

Other Relevant Skills
• Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
• Excellent planning and time management skills.
• Persuasion and negotiation skills.
• Strong analytical skills
• Proven team building skills.
• Demonstrate ability to train and share knowledge and skills.
• Demonstrate ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Application Procedure

Please submit an electronic application to sacco@unbs.go.ug , with a copy to the General Secretary eva.namutebi@unbs.go.ug  by 5th August, 2022. The application must contain a cover letter, an updated CV with the contacts of three referees and copies of your certified academic documents and must be submitted in one file not exceeding 5mbs.


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