Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Accountant

About US:

The Parliamentary Commission of Uganda serves the following functions;

  • Appoint, promote and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding public office in Parliament;
  • Review the terms and conditions of service, standing orders, training and qualifications of persons holding office in Parliament;
  • Provide a Parliamentary reporting service;
  • Provide such other staff and facilities as are required to ensure efficient functioning of the Parliament;
  • To cause to be prepared in each financial year, estimates of revenue and expenditure for the next financial year; and
  • Make recommendations to Parliament, or with the approval of Parliament, determine the allowances payable and privileges available to the Speaker and Members of Parliament.

Job Summary: The Accountant will be tasked with monitoring the performance of the budget

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The incumbent will verify staff payroll for accuracy and completeness, and prepare salary pay change reports
  • Work closely with Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Finance on payroll issues
  • Prepare payment vouchers and cheques for Parliamentary Staff Welfare Fund (PSWF) and post the transactions into the PSWF computer module To maintain advances ledgers
  • Capture invoices into the integrated Financial Management System
  • Work closely with URA on Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Withholding Tax (WHT) issues
  • Receipt NTR on the IFMS and compile monthly NTR Returns Issue Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Bank Payment Advice Form (BPAF) online for Non Tax Revenue (NTR)
  • Reconcile Parliamentary Commission Bank accounts File paid documents and keep track of all payment files

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should either hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree with an accounting option, from a recognized University/ institution OR A full professional accounting qualification such as CPA or ACCA
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in accounting software
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Possess analytical skills
  • Impeccable level of integrity
  • Ability to detect and report accounting problems for take corrective action
  • Age: 21 years and above

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified Ugandans are encouraged to send updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) stating two referees; and certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts. The applications should be addressed to the Secretary, Parliamentary Commission and posted to P.O. Box 7178 Kampala; or hand delivered to the Parliamentary Registry – Parliament Buildings, Room 112, 1st Floor, South Wing; Parliament of Uganda.

Deadline: Friday 2nd December, 2016 by 5:00pm

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