Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Job Opportunity At Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)- Quality Assurance Officer


About US:
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAU) is the national professional accountancy body in Uganda, established by the Accountants Act. The Institute also has a mandate to conduct professional accountancy examinations in Uganda. The Institute is mandated to also:
  • Regulate and maintain the Standard of Accountancy in Uganda.
  • Prescribe and regulate the conduct of accountants and practising accountants in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Quality Assurance Officer ensures that the requirements set by Statement of Membership Obligation 1 (SMO 1) are complied with. The QA officer will also be responsible for Licensing, Inspections and CPD compliance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Quality Assurance
  • Participates in Quality Assurance Reviews by:
    • Scheduling firms for quality reviews and inspections.
    • Conducting visits in a professional manner.
    • Establishing relationships with practising accountants and gaining their trust and respect.
    • Identifying and analysing review findings and providing constructive advice.
    • Preparing quality reviews reports.
  • Prepares periodic activity reports on the progress of the quality assurance programme.
  • Prepares reports for the Quality Assurance Board regarding the outcome of the Quality Reviews.
  • Provides administrative support for the Quality Assurance Board.
CPD Compliance
  • Assesses compliance with CPD requirements by ICPAU members.
  • Liaises with the CPD officer on the CPD programme.
Licensing and Inspections
  • Processes license and practising certificate applications.
  • Reviews and vets the relevant practical experience obtained by applicants for registration as practising accountants.
  • Inspects Accounting Firms.
  • Prepares reports following inspection.
  • Prepares relevant presentation and training material.
  • Participates in Financial Reporting Awards evaluation.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding licensing, inspections, CPD compliance and Quality Assurance.
  • Reviews practical experience training records.
  • Carries out any other duties as assigned by the Manager - Quality Assurance & Regulation. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the ICPAU Quality Assurance Officer must hold a Degree
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in auditing or quality assurance.
  • Experience with implementation of corrective action programmes.
  • Understanding of tools, concepts and methodologies of Quality Assurance.
  • Experience with CPD monitoring and compliance
  • Excellent technical skills.
  • Planning and organization skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Confidence.
  • Good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Team working skills.
  • IT skills.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified applicants should write to the address below describing how they qualify for the position quoting the Job Reference Numbers above. Only selected candidates will be contacted. Your application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references including at least two previous employers (if any), and functioning telephone numbers/e-mail addresses. Send your application with all the necessary documents quoting the job reference number to the address below or by email.

Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda,
42 Bukoto Street, Kololo,
P. O. Box 12464,
Kampala, Uganda.

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Deadline: 17th August 2018
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