Job Title: Accountant

Company: Masaka Vocational Training Institute

Location: Nyendo-Mukundwe Division, Masaka City, Uganda

Job Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: 19/07/2024

Job Summary:

The Accountant will be responsible for performing finance and administrative tasks within the Institute following established standards and procedures. This position requires abilities to plan, develop, organize, direct, and coordinate a range of activities related to general ledger, accounts payable, cash management, payroll, and accounts receivable, and produce the necessary regular financial plans and reports on strict deadlines.

Reports to: Principal MVTI

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the Institute’s accounts.
  • In charge of monitoring acquisition, distribution, storage, and accountability for all institute property.
  • Maintenance and regular updating of the Institute’s fixed assets, inventory, and any other property of the institute.
  • Preparation and management of the Institute’s payroll.
  • Ensuring that processes and controls are in place to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the financial information.
  • Developing the Institute’s annual and termly budgets plus budget management and controls, working closely with the Institute’s management staff.
  • Monitoring the activities and budget performance of various projects and programs, ensuring compliance with appropriate regulations, MVTI policies and procedures, and accepted financial practice and standards; coordinating remedial action as necessary.
  • Ensuring that accurate and complete accounting, reporting, and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Responding to external auditors’ financial checks observations and providing timely information needed to respond to the findings.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely disbursement of funds, ensuring that payment is made to vendors, implementing partners, service providers, and other stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration, or any other relevant degree or qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Membership to professional qualifications like ACCA, CPA, etc., is an additional advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in an Accounting or Finance function of a tertiary educational institution at a senior management level.
  • Knowledge of financial planning and budget management principles, policies, laws, and regulations as applied to Educational Institutions.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, including financial procedures, organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office, internet, and use of electronic accounting packages.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

How to Apply:

If you are suitably qualified and are interested in this position, please send your letter of application and updated CV including three (3) referees via email to:, or you can bring your application addressed to the Principal to:

Masaka Vocational Training Institute, Plot 223, Block 321 Weaverbird Road, Bugabira, Masaka City.

About Masaka Vocational Training Institute:

Industry: Accounting
Location: Nyendo-Mukundwe Division, Masaka City, Uganda

Masaka Vocational Training Institute is a new and very modern Business Technical and Vocational Training College located in Bugabira, Masaka City. The institute is licensed and accredited by UBTEB and offers courses leading to National Certificates and Diplomas issued by UBTEB, as well as short-term competence courses examined by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT).



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