Manager, Finance and Accounting Employment Opportunity – Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)

Organisation: Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director
Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) is a body corporate established by the UPPC Act 1992 Cap.30 as a leading Government printer mandated to provide printing and publishing facilities to the government ministries, departments, and parastatal bodies .private companies, individuals and organizations. The corporation prints and publishes all government legislation and documents and undertakes security printing works.
Job Summary: The Manager, Finance and Accounting will establish, implement and manage a robust financial and accounting system that will promote and sustain the Corporation’s performance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring existence of systems and policies which provide appropriate levels of security and control of financial resources and operation and also develop and review internal controls that help in fraud risk prevention and detection;
  • Establishing an annual budget cycle and coordinate the budgeting process; ensuring that budget estimates match the annual operational plans and ensure such budgets are submitted to the Board for Approval;
  • Preparing accurate and timely periodic (monthly, quarterly and annual) management financial reports showing the Corporation’s performance and financial position; and submit them to management for discussion and appropriate decision making;
  • Maintaining all accounting and financial data and systems necessary to record all transactions of the Corporation in accordance with generally accepted international accounting standards and the provisions of the Companies Act;
  • Planning, supervising and coordinating all activities in the finance and administration department and provide professional and administrative guidance and advice to management;
  • Ensuring the integrity of the general ledger and ensure that an effective accounting system is in place and operational ensuring that all revenues due to the Corporation are properly recorded, banked and expenditures genuinely authorized;
  • Ensuring close monitoring and conduct quarterly financial analysis and provide a report to management on the overall performance of the Corporation and develop an action plan to close identified gaps;
  • Reviewing cost structure to ensure they are within the Corporation’s benchmark and develop and maintain effective internal controls and procedures over all financial processes;
  • Tasked with monitoring and controlling the Corporation’s expenditure and advise management and departmental heads when there are major budget variances;
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations to manage and control expenditure and ensure that expenditures are within the budget and liaise with Auditors to ensure that periodic audits are carried out;
  • Developing profitable project plans to meet the Corporation’s financing needs;
  • Guiding management on the profitable investment plans in line with the Corporation’s strategy;
  • Developing and implementing human resource strategies in the areas of human resource planning, training and development, staff welfare, performance and reward management as well as maintaining a safe healthy working environment;
  • Carrying out any other duties as may from time to time be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold an MBA (Finance or accounting)
  • Possession of full professional qualifications like ACCA or CPA is a must.
  • Possession of a Bachelor Degree in Commerce/Accounting/Finance / Economics or Business Statistics / computing obtained from a recognized institution.
  • Six years’ experience in financial management, three of which should have been gained at a senior level from a reputable organization.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications and updated CVs with CERTIFIED copies of academic transcripts and certificates, postal, telephone, and Email address to:
Chairman, Board of Directors,
Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation
P.O. Box 33, Entebbe, Uganda.
NB: Please mark the envelope with the job applied for in CAPITAL LETTERS and include applicant names and three professional referees. 
Deadline: 29th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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