Apply for Assistant Accountant job at Inter-University Council for East Africa

Job Title:  Assistant Accountant (Cashier)

Organization: Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Accountant

About IUCEA:

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African Community (EAC) responsible for the development and coordination of higher education and research in the region. Its mission is to promote strategic and sustainable development of higher education systems and research for supporting East Africa’s socio-economic development and regional integration. The IUCEA Vision is to become a strategic institution of EAC responsible for promoting, developing and coordinating human resources development and research in the region. Currently there are 100 member university institutions, both public and private from all the EAC Partner States of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant (Cashier)will offer financial support by managing organization’s petty cash, process payments as per instructions, manage payroll and ensure respective individuals are promptly paid

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Initiate preparation of payment vouchers as per the necessary approvals
  • In charge of maintaining ledgers
  • Update payment records
  • Post payment vouchers into the system
  • Reconcile daily, weekly/monthly accounts
  • Maintain and reimburse petty cash in time to facilitate operations
  • Act as an agent to all banks
  • Collecting bank statements from all IUCEA bank account
  • Issuing LPO/Receipts
  • The Cashier will also serve as the custodian of all financial instruments
  • Prepare and maintain staff payroll
  • Filling all receipts, banking slips, payment vouchers and ensuring safety of the relevant documentation
  • Effect telegraphic transfers to the respective destinations as per instruction
  • Withdraw cash and deposit cheques to the banks
  • Compile and prepare weekly reports on cash transactions
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by Senior Accountant from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Cashier Job should hold a Diploma in Business management/Administration, Accounting or Public Administration from a recognized university
  • Professional Accounting Qualifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA/ACCA Part I) or its equivalent
  • At least three (3) years in public service or a busy private establishment

How to Apply for the job: 

All candidates are strongly encouraged to send six (6) copies of their applications including the letter of application, CV, three referees’ contacts, copies of Certificates and testimonials and other relevant documents.

The applications should be marked “Application for the Post of Assistant Accountant / Cashier” and submitted to the following address:

Executive Secretary,

Inter – University Council for East Africa,

East African Development Bank Building,

3rd Floor, Plot 4 Nile Avenue,

P.O. Box 7110,

Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:,

Deadline: 19th December 2014 by 5PM

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