Job Title: Accounts Assistant –Payments – UCU Uganda Jobs

Job Code: 00872019

Department: Finance & Administration

Location: Mbale

Organization: Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Reports to:  Accountant

Main purpose of the job

The job holder will be responsible for all the Bank and Cash management functions in the department.

About Uganda Christian University (UCU):

UCU Uganda Jobs: Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through higher education – not only of the clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. To receive and receipt all income of the Campus.
  2. To be in charge of departmental petty cash.
  3. To be responsible for inputting data regarding petty cash accountabilities from other departments into the pastel Accounting System.
  4. To write payment vouchers and process them for payment.
  5. To write cheques and take them to the relevant officers for signing.
  6. To receive approved requisitions from departments and prepare them for payment.
  7. To issue out signed cheques to the beneficiaries.
  8. To assist in the disbursements of cash withdraws to the beneficiaries.
  9. To be responsible for filling payment vouchers, cheque counterfoils and paid invoices.
  10. To input data regarding all payments into the pastel Accounting System.
  11. To check all accountabilities for funds advanced to staff for official business.
  12. To follow up bank credits through Customer Access Terminal System (CATS)
  13. To carry out of verification of students banking slips.
  14. To extract details of expenditure summaries.
  15. To keep custody of all official documents in the department.
  16. To ensure that all incomes received are banked intact and in time.
  17. To be responsible for filling payment vouchers, cheque counterfoils and paid invoices.
  18. To bank cash collections regularly.
  19. To post petty cash accountabilities into pastel.
  20. To balance cash collections with receipts daily.
  21. Any other official duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and experience

  1. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in either:-Finance and Accounting or, Commerce (Accounting option) or a Diploma in Business Administration/Studies (accounting option) obtained from a recognized Institution OR a full professional Accounting qualification in ACCA, CPA, CIMA or CIA.
  2. Must have knowledge of computer accounting packages like Pastel and quick.
  3. Must have a high level of confidentiality.
  4. Must have the ability to work under minimum supervision.
  5. Must be a committed and mature Christian with high integrity and a proven track record.

Application Method:

  1. Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references (Academic, Pastoral & Leadership).
  2. Two (2) copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts
  3. Please Note: Applications sent online should have all the attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.
To: Or:
The Director, Human Resource & Administration The College Secretary
Uganda Christian University Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building Mbale University College
Po Box 4, Mukono Po Box 189, Mbale
St. Andrew’s Cathedral Mbale

Applications can also be sent via email at

Deadline: Friday, 24th May 2019, 5:00 pm.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted


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