Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) was licensed on March 11, 2013 by National Council for Higher Education (License Number: UIPL022) to operate as a Private University in Uganda. UTAMU was established with the purpose of making a difference in the training of Technology & Management professionals within the region. To achieve its mission and strategic goals, UTAMU seeks to fill the position of AN ACCOUNANT.

  1. DUTIES
    The duties of an Accountant are to:
    1. Attend to student debtors, receipt all payments and ensure Up-to-date entry of Account Receivables into the accounting system according to agreed framework.
    2. Post all transactions on a daily basis and ensure proper classification as per accounting system.
    3. Develop and maintain a filing system for financial information and documents and information (electronic and otherwise) that will facilitate easy, storage, retrieval and ensure the safety of the said documents
    4. Draft minutes of meetings for Finance department for review and approval and help in follow up of resolutions of issues raised.
    5. Support verification of inventories and reconcile any discrepancies if any.
    6. Liaise with the E learning Officer and the Registrars to ensure that all enrolled students are cleared by Finance Office.
    7. To prepare monthly Tax and NSSF schedules and returns and ensure timely payment and filling with the relevant authority and give feedback of any challenges thereof.
    8. To prepare monthly receivable and clock in reports
    9. Prepare Part time Lecturers, BOD, Council and Committee meetings and allowances schedules.
    10. To prepare cash count certificates.
    11. Participate in the preparation of the University Budget and projecting processes.
    12. Participate in planning and budget consolidation by providing supporting documents and facilitating other staff
    13. Asset management – Ensuring all assets are labelled, well maintained and up to dateregister, deployment and disposal
    14. Ensure that all financial transactions conform to the agreed sound financial management system (Financial Manual) and where necessary advise the University Controller to review existing policies.
    15. Prepare monthly bank reconciliations statements of all the bank accounts of the University.
    16. Maintain professional relationship with the bank and ensure all necessary support and feedback needed from the bank are timely communicated.
    17. Support the University Controller to follow up on implementation of audit recommendation with responsible persons and updating action taken and any challenges thereof.
    18. Supports the University Controller to help staff understand financial e.g. Documents financial policies, systems and procedures in the University.
    19. Assisting in any other aspect of the Finance and Administration Directorate from time to time.
  2. PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
    1. Applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the respective discipline. 
    2. A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a reputable academic and / or corporate or government institution. 
    3. CPA member ship will be an added avantage
  3. REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES
    The position of an accountant requires the following attributes:
    1. Academic credibility, intellectual and creativity and innovation
    2. Being a team player with strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
    3. Ability to listen and attend to interests of students, staff and stakeholders
  4. APPOINTMENTS
    The accountant shall be appointed on terms and conditions determined by the University Council for a term of three (3) years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.
  5. REMUNERATION
    An attractive remuneration package shall be paid in accordance with university terms and conditions of service
  6. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
    Upon acceptance of the job offer the successful candidate will be required to sign a contract of employment with Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU) setting out the terms and conditions of employment.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Interested and qualified persons are invited to submit copies of their applications together with the following:
    1. Detailed and up to date curriculum vitae.
    2. A motivation letter of not more than 1000 words
    3. Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates
    4. At least three reference letters
  2. Submissions of applications should be both in electronic (email) AND hardcopy form. Candidates should send:
    1. Hardcopy: This can be hand delivered or by courier, a sealed application pack containing six copies of the following:
      • Signed application letter.
      • Detailed up-to-date CV including working contact details.
      • Certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates, national identity card or bio-data page of their passport.
    2. Electronic applications should have all the above documents scanned and emailed with the subject clearly marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF AN ACCOUNTANT”.
    3. Applications SHOULD reach the addressee below by 5:00 p.m.

Uganda Technology And Management University (UTAMU)

Plot 3 and 6, Erisa Road, Kiswa Bugolobi

P.O. Box 73307, Kampala

Email: uc@utamu.ac.ug

 

Shortlisted applicants SHALL be contacted in person.

''UTAMU is an equal opportunity employer and applicants from all nationalities are encouraged”