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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Finance Secretary Job at National Curriculum Development Centre - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Finance Secretary

Jobs at:
National Curriculum Development Centre


Deadline of this Job:
24th April 2019
Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Summary
Date Posted: 8th April 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 1000000 , Minimum: 700000 , Maximum: 3000000 , Period: MONTH
JOB DETAILS:
The National Curriculum Development Centre is a corporate body under the Ministry of Education and Sports. It is responsible for inter-alia development of curricula and related materials for various levels of education (i.e. Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary), organizing capacity building courses for stakeholders on curricula and matters related to curriculum. Applications are invited from qualified Ugandans to fill the position of Finance Secretary at the National Curriculum Development Centre. Closing date for applications is two weeks from the date of this publication
JOB TITLE: FINANCE SECRETARY
Responsible to: Director
Salary Scale: CD 3.
Age Limit: Must be aged 35 to 56 years
JOB PURPOSE:
To provide leadership and technical support to the Management team on proper financial management and accountability for the financial resources of the Centre in accordance with the Financial Regulations & Guidelines of the Centre and laws of Uganda. . . .

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Supervise and control the Finance Department.
• Be responsible for compiling the annual estimates of revenue and expenditure of the Centre upon receipt of submissions from the Departments.
• Maintain the budgetary control of the Centre by ensuring that funds are spent in accordance with the approved budget.
• Ensure that all accounts and stores are properly maintained and that no unauthorized or over payments are made.
• Be required to produce quarterly budget accounts showing the expenditure for that period so that appropriate action can be taken especially where additional funds are required.
• Prepare and produce final accounts and other periodic accounts of the Centre as per the Public Finance Management Act.
• Ensure that all goods are properly received and issued in accordance to the laid down procedures.
• Keep books of all income and expenditure and proper records in conformity with the acceptable standards.
• Coordinate the external Audit process.
• Assist in resource mobilization for the Centre.
• Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.
• Must be a registered member of ICPA (U)..

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Must have ten (10) years’ working experience in Accounting preferably in a public institution, three (3) of which must have been gained at Senior Accountant level.
• Wide knowledge of the current public accounting systems and practices.
• Well-developed interpersonal and public relations skills.
• Ability to train and motivate staff under his/her supervision.
• Proficiency in computer packages.
• Must be industrious and self driven.
• Excellent track record of integrity

KEY OUTPUTS:
• Periodic Quarterly Accounts and Annual Final Accounts prepared and submitted to the Accountant General & Auditor General respectively.
• Revenue collected and banked.
• Financial accounting documents securely stored and maintained.
• Annual budget estimates prepared and approved by the Governing Council.
• Quarterly Budget Performance Reports prepared and submitted to the Governing Council..

MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must possess an Honors Bachelor’s degree with Accounting or Finance option from a recognized Institution of higher learning.
• Must have an internationally recognized full professional Accounting qualification.
• Must possess a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Management Studies from a recognized institution of higher learning

Job application procedure
Applicants should submit six hard copies of the application to the office of the Director, consisting of the following:
• Letter expressing interest in the job;
• A detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, signed and dated by the applicant;
• Certified copies of academic Transcripts and Certificates;
• Copies of letters of relevant appointments;
• Copies of the applicant’s National Identity Card or Biodata pages of the Passport;
• Names and addresses of three (3) referees who should be advised to send their reference letters under Confidential cover to the Secretary, NCDC Governing Council.
• Sealed applications with the position applied for and the applicant’s names indicated on the top right corner of the envelope should be addressed and submitted to: The Secretary, NCDC Governing Council, P. O. Box 7002, Kampala Please note:
• NCDC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
• Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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