The Uganda Government implemented a Power Sector Reform and Liberalization Policy, which resulted in the separation of Uganda Electricity Board (UEB) into Generation, Transmission and Distribution successor companies. Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), incorporated as a Public limited liability company on 26 March 2001, is one of the UEB successor companies. UETCL is responsible for bulk purchase of electricity from the generating companies and selling the electricity in bulk to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. UETCL is also responsible for all exports, and imports of electricity to Uganda. The company visualizes itself as a strategic development partner and its mission is "to dispatch and transmit quality and reliable bulk power in a viable and efficient manner". We are looking for Ugandans of high calibre to contribute to the mission of the company while fulfilling their career ambitions. We shall require the successful candidates' services immediately. 1. PRINCIPAL FINANCE & ACCOUNTING OFFICER The position, located at Company Head Office Amber House, will report to the Manager Finance, Accounts and Sales and its main purpose is to formulate strategic market and financial plans as well as non-financial reports for decision making both for management and other parties. To keep record of all other associated tools of reporting business activities of the Company. To implement policies of the Finance, Accounts and Sales Department while ensuring optimal allocation of resources and collect statement of the status of affairs of the Company. To provide support to the Manager, Finance, Accounts & Sales in setting up appropriate procedures and guidelines compatible with best accounting practices. THE MAIN DUTIES OF THE POSITION The Main Duties of the Position are: l Corporate Function: To ensure that all accounting entries in the SunSystem are properly coded and reflect the correct status of affairs at any point in time. This will facilitate the preparation of vital financial statements like Trial Balance, Income Statement, Balance sheet and Cash-f low statement of the company. > General Ledger: In-charge of the General Ledger System approvals of entries and access rights i.e. recommend to Head of Department for approval allocation of user profiles in the SunSystem to staff in the section. To be responsible for allocating and creating accounts codes and relevant classification of all accounts in the General ledger and to obtain Head of Department's approval. To take charge of the different modules in the SunSystems. To check adjustment of Journals. > Stores: Coordinate the interface between the Stores order and Purchasing System and the Inventory Control (IC) module in the General ledger. To supervise the Stores Record keeping and data entry into IC Module. > Assets Register: Supervise the Assets Register and to be responsible for approving entries thereto. > Co-ordination: Liaise with SunSystem software providers to ensure smooth running of the ledger system and to solve any user problems. > Sales Journal: Co-ordinate with the Principal Energy Sales and Statistics officer to obtain the relevant billing data for recording into the General Ledger. > Financial Statements: Prepare End Year statements together with all the relevant schedules in accordance with the current professionally accepted practice for approval by the Head of Department. > Budget: Assist in the preparation of the Company's Annual Budget. > Payroll: Verification of the monthly payroll payments and management of UNIQUE system and interface with General Ledger. > Prepare cash flow forecasts in consultation with the Head of Department. l Management Accounts: Supervise the preparation of the Management Accounts which should be availed to the Head of Department every month (within the 1st week. of the end of the month). Also to prepare the memorandum to the management reports. l Taxes: To file all VAT Returns, PAYE & WHT for the company and any other filing that may be required. l Treasury: Assist the Treasury staff in the execution of their duties with due care and honesty. Ensure the smooth running of the treasury function with close consultation of Head of Department for issues like cash requirements and bank transfers. Ensure custody of payment vouchers and other items like cheques and cash. And any other duties as may be assigned from time to time. THE PERSON SPECIFICATION The desired person should have the following essential requirements: l University Degree in Commerce, Accounting option and a professional qualification ACCA, or ACA, or CIMA or CPA or equivalent. l Significant experience in financial accounting, management accounting and taxation l Can demonstrate background of personal and strategic leadership l Must be computer literate l Must possess a valid driving permit l A person of integrity, highly motivated, innovative and a committed team player. 2. SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, CORPORATE ACCOUNTS (GENERAL LEDGER) The position, located at Company Head Office Amber House, will report to the Principal Finance and Accounting Officer and its main purpose is to ensure proper allocation of costs and revenues to ensure meaningful ledger accounts and to facilitate the timely financial reporting by the Supervisor (Head of Section) and Head of Department. THE MAIN DUTIES OF THE POSITION The Main Duties of the Position are: l To supervise staff in the unit. l To maintain and reconcile monthly Financial accounts. l To approve postings to books of accounts/General Ledger. l To raise Journal Vouchers for approval by the Principal Finance and Accounting Officer. l To ensure proper filing of all Journal Vouchers. l To ensure proper maintenance of Fixed Assets Register. And any other duties as may be assigned from time to time. THE PERSON SPECIFICATION The desired person should have the following essential requirements: l University Degree in Commerce or equivalent professional qualification ACCA or CPA. l Significant experience in handling of Corporate accounts. l Can demonstrate background of personal and strategic leadership l Must be computer literate l Must possess a valid driving permit l A person of integrity, highly motivated, innovative and a committed team player. REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS Pay packages for positions mentioned above will be in accordance with the established terms and conditions of service of the Company. Canvassing will lead to disqualification while presentation of fraudulent qualifications may lead to prosecution. Interested persons should send their hand-written applications enclosing photocopies of academic qualifications, certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, day-time 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 Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date to receive applications is 28 November, 2001.