Financial Accountant Job Vacancy at UETCL in Uganda

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), Uganda
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) a fully state owned limited Company is a lead player in the Uganda power sector. It is responsible for the bulk purchase and sale of electricity from the generating companies to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. It is also responsible for all exports and imports of electricity in Uganda


The position is located at Company Head Office. The successful applicant will report to Senior Accountant, Corporate Accounts.


The primary purpose is to maintain accurate financial and accounting records and efficient general lodger management processes to ensure timely statutory reporting and tax compliance.


    Preparation of all month end journals, including depreciation, journal voucher adjustments, prepayments, staff advances, interest charges, provisions and accruals.
    Ensure all statement of Affairs position and Statement of Comprehensive Income accounts are reconciled and signed off on a monthly basis to month end deadlines.
    Ensure Statutory taxes (Corporation Tax and VAT) are recorded appropriately within the accounts and reported on relevant returns to the Uganda Revenue Authority within statutory deadlines accurately.
    Ensure timely and complete month – end and year-end accounts closure processes are performed, implemented and continuously monitored in accordance to International Financial Reporting Standards, Company policies and procedures and statutory requirements.
    Review inputs of payment Vouchers, adjustment journals, coding and update general ledger and accrue tax invoices into the subsidiary accounts update of the general ledger.
    Prepare draft statutory accounts with fully backed up audit file for annual Company audit in accordance with IFRRS, GAAP and Company policies.
    Maintain and update the loans register and ledger
    Ensure accuracy of Data Entry and Filing.
    Provide supporting analysis and documentation for tax advisors and Supervisors for tax returns.
    Respond to financial inquiries by external Auditors, Internal Auditors and Supervisors by gathering, analyzing, summarising and interpreting data.
    Update job knowledge by keeping current with financial regulations, standards and best practices and advising the Supervisors on the update of the accounting standards, policies and procedures so as to be update with the current trends and developments.
    And carry-out any other duties as maybe assigned time to time.


    A Bachelors degree in Commerce or Business Administration or Finance or any other business related field.
    Part qualification and membership of the  internationally recognised professional institutions such as ACCA, CPA, CI MA etc.
    Not above 32 years of age Be able to work with any of the Sun Systems Accounting packages 5.2,5.3 and or 5.4
    Able to work with basic computer software like Ms-office packages
    A minimum of three (3) years post University qualification experience as Financial Accountant preferably in Electricity Sector.
    Excellent analytical ability Committed to meeting deadlines
    Efficient and effective in administration
    Willing to work long hours

Experience: 3

How to apply:
Suitably qualified persons should send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic qualifications certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime contact telephone, fax or e-mail and giving three referees to: The Manager, Human Resource and Administration Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited. P.O. Box 7625, KAMPALA The closing date to receive applications is Monday 29th October, 2012. UETCL Vacancies Announcement No. 03/2012.

Deadline: 29th Oct 2012


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