Cost and Management Accountant needed at Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation

Job Title:   Cost and Management Accountant

Organization: Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Finance and Accounting Manager

About US:

Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) is a public corporation established by the UPPC Act 1992 Cap.30 as a leading printer mandated to provide printing and publishing facilities to government ministries, departments, and agencies, NGOs, private sector organizations and individuals. The Corporation prints and publishes all government legislations, the Uganda Gazette, stationery and other books and documents for public and private sector organisations.

Job Summary:  The Cost and Management Accountant will primarily contribute to the decision making process of management that will ensure business growth and long-term success; and; To determine and control job costs by collecting and recording direct costs (materials, labour and subcontract services) and allocating indirect costs using a sound application methodology.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Estimating job costs and processing of quotations for clients;
  • Collecting and analysing data to determine the costs of business activities such as purchasing, inventory, reserves and plant labour;
  • Working with production and marketing teams to cost projects and develop any relevant financial information to assist the marketing team in preparation of bids and quotations;
  • Supporting the Finance and Accounting Manager in budget development, budgetary control, forecasting, financial modelling, and the development, design and implementation of systems and controls, financial policies and procedures;
  • Providing accurate and timely management reporting, including analysis of variances against budget, to Management and other stakeholders for the review and monitoring of the corporation’s and the department’s financial performance;
  • Keeping record of client work tickets and passing on information to production for action in time;
  • Ensuring inventory accuracy with the ultimate goal of facilitating customer satisfaction
  • Analysing, monitoring and assisting with the control of labour efficiency variances;
  • Perform What-If and Cost-Benefit analyses to evaluate the cost impact of alternative courses of action such as changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods, outsourcing and special projects;
  • Analysing actual production costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs;
  • Reconciling raw material, WIP and finished goods inventories
  • Coordinating physical inventory counts as necessary and assisting with investigating cycle counting variances and resolving issues;
  • Accumulating and applying overhead costs monthly as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Any other related duty assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in Accounting (e.g. B. Com, BBA Accounting Option) from a recognised institution.
  • At least Level II of a professional accounting qualification e.g. ACCA, CPA;
  • At least five (5) years of experience in cost and management accounting in a large organization;
  • Experience with standard job costing systems in a manufacturing setting.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work within a team environment
  • Excellent analytical skills and a sound understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced skills in using relevant ICT database systems and accounting software.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested persons candidates are invited to apply to:

The Human Resource and Administration Manager Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC),

P.0. Box 33 Entebbe, Uganda.

Also mark the envelope with the job applied for in CAPITAL LETTERS. Enclose a CV, CERTIFIED copies of academic transcripts and certificates, Postal, Telephone and Email address for both applicant and three professional referees

Deadline: Friday, 31st May 2019 by 05:00 pm.

 

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