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Principal Accountant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The Principal Accountant will be responsible for providing guidance and technical support, to the Council on proper management and accountability for the financial resources of the Council in accordance with the established financial laws

Educational Requirements

  1. EITHER: A Honours Degree 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.
  2. 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.

Related Job Experience.
  1. At least 6 years’ experience in Accounting, 3 of which must have been served at the level of Senior Accountant in Government, or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.
Additional Skills and Attributes.
  1. Financial Management, planning, Budgeting, Problem solving and Decision making, Communication, Concern for quality and standards, Ethics and Integrity and Time management.

Envelopes should clearly be marked “Application for the post of Principal Accountant”
Interested and eligible persons who meet the above requirements are invited to submit their applications. Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a detailed CV including names of three work related referees indicating their contacts with email and phone numbers should be hand delivered to the address below


  1. Head of the Accounts Section
  2. Managing, controlling and accounting for the financial resources of the Council.
  3. Overseeing the development of financial and accounting systems required to ensure that financial management and accounting systems are maintained.
  4. Ensure that expenses are adequately budgeted for and accurately coded.
  5. Preparing and coordinating budgets and work plans for the Council.
  6. Preparing books of accounts and accounting records.
  7. Reconciling bank statements to iron out discrepancies with cash books.
  8. Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to management and for audit purposes
  9. Preparing monthly reconciliation statements.
  10. Answering Audit queries and mandatory inquiries whenever necessary.
  11. Preparing quarterly, half yearly and end of year trial balances.
  12. Supervising, monitoring and assessing the performance of Accounts staff.
  13. Enforcing adherence to financial policy, regulations and professional practices in all financial transactions.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Accounting; Financial analysis; Financial reporting; Financial controlling; Accounting IT-systems (use of)
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

National Council of Sports (Uganda)

GovernmentalCompany size: 500-1000 people

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.