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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

November 23, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

National Council of Sports (NCS) is a statutory organ whose establishment, status and powers are enshrined under The NCS Act of 1964, to among other things; Develop, Promote and Control sports activities in Uganda on behalf of Government, under the Ministry of Education and Sports. The NCS which is linked to the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) and other relevant sports organizations serves as an apex organization that coordinates all sports activities in the country, in conjunction with National Sports Associations/Federations. The NCS mandate among others include;
1. Develop and promote all forms of sport on national basis, in conjunction with voluntary amateur sports bodies, and also providing training and the required staff.
2. Encourage and facilitate cooperation among the various national sports associations.
3. Approve international and national sports competitions and festivals organized by national and other associations.
4. Organize, in conjunction with the nation associations, national and International competitions and festivals as a means of gaining experience and fostering friendly relations with other nations, and other activities as may be approved by the minister.
5. Stimulate interest in sports at all levels.
6. Plan the general policy of sports promotion.
7. Award, in consultation with the national associations, medals, diplomas, certificates and other incentives for the encouragement and promotion of sporting activities.
8. Sponsor scholarships for the training of coaches and organizers.
9. Advise the Minister of Sports regarding external relations in the field of sports
10. Arrange with local authorities for the provision of sporting facilities at all local levels and to inculcate a high level of sportsmanship and discipline.
11. Approve expenditure of national associations in receipt of grants made or through the Council and to audit the accounts of such associations.

Job Title

Principal Accountant job at National Council of Sports

Job Description

To provide guidance and technical support, to the council on proper management and accountability to the Financial Resources of the Council in accordance to the financial laws.

Job Title: Principal Accountant.
Salary Scale: NCS2(b)
Number of posts: 1 (one) vacancy
Reports to: General Secretary
Duty station: Lugogo Sports Complex.
Employment terms: Full time Employment on a Three (3) year contract which is renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Head of the Accounts Section

  • Managing, controlling and accounting for the financial resources of the Council.

  • Overseeing the development of financial accounting systems required to ensure that financial management and accounting systems are maintained.

  • Ensure that expenses are adequately budgeted and accurately coded.

  • Preparing and coordinating budgets and work plans for the Council.

  • Preparing books of accounts and accounting records. vii. Reconciling bank statements to iron out discrepancies with cash books.

  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to management and for audit purposes

  • Preparing monthly reconciliation statements.

  • Answering audit queries and mandatory inquiries whenever necessary.

  • Preparing quarterly, half yearly and end of year trial balances.

  • Planning, supervising and assessing the performance of Accounts staff.

  • Enforcing adherence to financial policy, regulations and professional practices in all financial transactions.

  • Managing, controlling and accounting for the financial resources of the Council.


Key Outputs;

  • Management and accounting systems maintained.

  • Expenses adequately budgeted and accurately coded.

  • Budgets and work plans for the Council prepared and coordinated.

  • Books of accounts and accounting records prepared.

  • Bank statements reconciled with cash books.

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports prepared. vii. Monthly reconciliation statements prepared.

  • Audit queries and mandatory inquiries answered.

  • Quarterly, half yearly and end of year trial balances prepared.

  • Performance of Accounts staff planned, supervised and assessed.

  • Adherence to financial policy, regulations and professional practices in all financial transactions enforced.


Qualifications and Competencies

Person Specifications

Qualifications

  • Either: A Bachelor's Degree (Honor's) in Commerce (Accounting option), Business Administration (Accounting option), Business Studies (Accounting option) or Finance and Accounting plus other Professional qualifications in accounting such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE from a recognized University/Institution.


  • Or: Full professional qualifications in accounting such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE obtained from a recognized Institution that is accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), plus a Post graduate diploma in Financial Management or Business Administration from a recognized awarding Institution.


Experience.

  • At least six (6) years' experience in accounting, three (3) of which must have been served at the level of Senior Accountant in Government, or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.


Competences

  • Financial Management, planning, Budgeting, Problem solving and Decision making, Communication, Concern for quality and standards, Ethics and Integrity and Time management

How to Apply

Job application procedure
Envelopes should be clearly marked with the respective title of the job being applied for.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
The details of these jobs can be found on the NCS website: www.ncs.go.ug

Interested and eligible persons who meet the above requirements are invited to submit their applications together with certified copies of their academic certificates, transcripts and a detailed Curriculum vitae including names of three referees indicating their contacts and phone numbers which should be hand delivered to the address below not later than 5:00 pm on Thursday 23rd November, 2023.

Note: NCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any attempts of influencing the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification. Female candidates and persons with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

The General Secretary, National council of sports Lugogo sports complex
P.O. Box 20077, KAMPALA.

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