Apply for job of Accountant at Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC)

Apply for job of Accountant at Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC)

Job Title:  Accountant

Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC) is a body corporate under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives; established initially as an ILO/UNDP/GOU Project in 1964 and later, by an Act of Parliament Cap. 29 of 1969. It was established, among other things, to promote industrial and enterprise development.

Job Summary: The Accountant will be responsible for planning, directing and controlling financial resources by following MTAC policies and procedures and other relevant laws.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide effective strategic and financial information
  • Guide the Executive Director and the Management Team on financial matters
  • Steer the financial planning processes
  • Actively participate in strategy formulation and implementation
  • Produce annual and other periodic plans and budgets in collaboration with other departments
  • Attend meetings and make presentations to Council whenever need arises
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors
  • Respond to auditors’ comments and queries
  • Ensure appropriate financial management and accounting systems and regulations are effectively applied
  • Ensure complete and accurate financial records are maintained
  • Implement and monitor payment authority levels
  • Actively monitor MTAC expenditures and recommend corrective actions
  • Provide leadership and direction to Finance staff to ensure efficient management and utilization of resources
  • Manage the implementation of finance policies and regulations
  • Ensure adequate resources for programme implementation are available
  • Set, in consultation with staff, periodic individual performance targets
  • Determine and manage the working capital requirements of the Centre
  • Ensure safe custody of all MTAC assets

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree i.e. B.Com, BBA, BAF  plus Full Membership to a recognized professional accounting body like ACCA, CPA
  • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience, at least 3 of which should have been at senior level in a similar organization
  • Three years teaching/training experience in a higher education institution
  • Skills in Activity Planning, Budgeting and Accounting
  • Knowledge of Company law and law of contract
  • Computerized accounting programmes
  • Skills in preparation of financial statements
  • Public Procurement laws and procedures
  • Knowledge of Developments and Trends in institutions of higher learning
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional accounting skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal and listening
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Keen attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Very effective organizational skills
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate and manage computerized financial, payroll and human resource information systems
  • Report writing skills
  • Conceptual skills

How to Apply for the job: 

All suitably qualified candidates should obtain hardcopy application forms (Get them from Front Office Desk of MTAC) and attach copies of academic and professional credentials with an updated CV that contains full addresses of three professional referees and send to: The Chairperson, Governing Council, MTAC, Plot M175, Jinja Road, Nakawa. P O. Box 4655, Kampala, Uganda.  Please drop the envelope with an application at the MTAC Front Desk Office and sign it in the registration book.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: Friday 15th May 2015 by 4:00pm.

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