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Chief Finance Officer - Kamwenge District

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

REF: DSC/KDLG/156/5/CFO/2020
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant posts in Kamwenge District Local Government.
Application forms (PSC – Form 3, 2008) to be completed in triplicate (original handwriting) and are obtainable free from Public Service Commission or from Secretaries District Service Commission Offices and for Education Assistant 11, application(ESC form 3,1998) should be filled. Serving Officers should route their applications through their respective Heads of Departments. Certified Photocopies of academic documents, CVs, ID’s and any other relevant documents, as well as recent passport size photographs, should be attached to each form. Females who qualify are highly encouraged to apply
Job Purpose
To provide guidance and technical support, to the Management on proper management and accountability for the financial resources of the District in accordance with the financial laws;
  • EITHER: An Honors Bachelors Degree in either Commerce (Accounting option) or Business Administration (Accounting option) or Business Studies ( Accounting option) or Finance and Accounting plus full Professional Accounting Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS, and CPE from a recognized University/institution.
  • Full professional qualification in Accounting such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS, and CPE obtained from a recognized Institution and accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) plus a minimum of a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management or Business Administration from a recognized awarding institution.
  • At least nine (9) years experience in accounting three (3) of which should have been served at the level of Principal Finance Officer in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization


i. Supervising the collection of revenue;
ii. Preparing books of accounts and accounting records;
iii. Managing, controlling and accounting for the financial resources of the District;
iv. Preparing and coordinating budgets and work plans for the District Local Government through the Budget Desk;
v. Reconciling bank statements to iron out discrepancies with cash books;
vi. Preparing financial statements and reports;
vii. Answering audit queries and mandatory inquiries whenever necessary;
viii. Providing technical support to Council on financial matters;
ix. Planning, supervising and assessing the performance of staff in the Department of Finance;
x. Reviewing and identifying alternative sources of revenue generation;
xi. Coordinating the procurement and payment for goods and services provided to the District Administration; and
xii. Enforcing adherence to financial policy, regulations and professional practices in all financial transactions

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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