Manager Finance and Accounts Job – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Manager Finance and Accounts 

Organisation: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Manager Human Resource, Finance and Administration

About US:

The National Environment Management Authority (hereinafter called “NEMA”) was established under the National Environment Act, Cap.153 in May 1995 and continued under the National Environment Act No.5 of 2019 as the principal agency for environment management in Uganda charged with regulating, supervising and coordinating all activities relating to the environment.

Job Summary: The Manager Finance and Accounts will spearhead Finance and Accounts management function at the Authority in compliance with National and International financial management standards

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development and implementation of division Work Plans, Budgets and prepare timely reports
  • Manage the Authority’s financial transactions and working capital management
  • Submit timely and accurate financial management reports
  • Support preparation of Authority budgets
  • Monitor NEMA’s performance against budgets, identify and explain variances
  • Ensure that statutory returns are prepared and submitted in due time as required by Law
  • Forecast cash flow and coordinate NEMA’s financial transactions and working capital management
  • Mobilize resources in collaboration with other departments to support program implementation
  • Prepare commitment control reports in accordance with Government financial regulations
  • Ensure that financial records, books and statements are up-to date and accurate for preparation of both year end and management accounts
  • Advise Management on viable investment options
  • Oversee the formulation, analysis and processing of transactions in accordance with applicable standards
  • Evaluate and advise on the appropriate accounting treatment of complex transactions (step by step acquisitions, fair value determinations and financial instruments)
  • Supervise and appraise staff
  • Any other official duties that may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance), Business Administration (Accounting/Finance), Finance and/or Accounting
  • Masters in Degree in Business Administration, Finance and/or Accounting
  • Full Professional qualifications of ACCA or CPA Uganda
  • Full membership to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of post-qualification professional working experience in Financial Management or Accounting three of which should have been at Senior management level in a public institution.
  • Hands-on experience with Accounting Packages such as Sun systems, Navision Financials or Pastel and Government IFMIS is a MUST
  • Leadership, team building and supervision skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • Financial and human resource management skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Resource Mobilization skills
  • Risk management skills
  • Command of excellent Information Communication Technology skills

How to Apply:

Staff of Uganda Police Force, Uganda People’s Defense Forces, Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Uganda Intelligence Services who have requisite requirements for the positions of Manager Environment Protection Force, Principal Environment Intelligence Officer, Principal Investigations Officer and Environment Protection Officer may respond to this Internal Advert for only the said positions subject to their internal clearance processes as appropriate.

Potential candidates should download an application form, Download Here, and fill the form and attach “O” and “A” level certificates, Bachelor’s and Postgraduate Degree Transcripts and Certificates, Professional certificates where applicable and Employment letters in one pdf file named: “Position-Name of Applicant”.

The one pdf file should be submitted to ed@nema.go.ug

Applications not in one pdf file and those arriving after closing time will not be considered.

Applicants are allowed to apply for not more than two posts. Those who applied for the re-advertised jobs, need not to reapply except if they have now acquired requisite qualifications.

Deadline: 16th April 2023

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