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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Assistant Accountant Job at Ministry of Local Government - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Assistant Accountant

Jobs at:
Ministry of Local Government

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 29th January 2018

Duty Station:
Uganda




JOB DETAILS:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda (GoU) has received a loan and a grant from the international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the 7 years Project for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR) that effectively started in March 2016 and intends to apply some of the proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR is being implemented in the districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lainwo, Kitgum, Nwoya, Omoro and Pader.
Objectives:
The overall goal of the PRELNOR is: increased income, food security and reduced vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area. This is to be achieved through increased sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience of smallholder farmers with increased and profitable access to domestic and export markets.
The Ministry of Local Government is inviting suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following positions to be based at the Project Management Unit in Gulu (Financial Controller and Civil Engineers) and the Liaison Office in Kampala (Assistant Accountant).
Assistant Accountant
The Assistant Accountant will report to the Financial Controller, and will be responsible for following-up payments and Withdrawal Applications (WAs), alternating between the PMU in Gulu and the Liaison Office in Kampala, while ensuring proper accounts filing system, data entry and being a Bank Agent. Helshe will have the following responsibilities/duties:
  • Preparing source documents e. g; PVs, Loose Minutes, for approval;
  • Chronological filing of documents with adequate cross reference to ensure ease of retrieval;
  • Following up of accountabilities, maintaining a detailed log of outstanding accountabilities;
  • Entering Data into the accounting system;
  • Facilitating both internal and External Auditors to audit the project's financial transactions and reports in order to meet the required submission dates to IFAD;
  • Support the Financial Controller in preparation of reports to enable the withdrawal of funds from IFAD and GOU;
  • Proactively support the district designated Project Accountants;
  • Maintain key registers such as fixed assets; inputs into the contracts register and contract monitoring forms;
  • Support the Financial Controller in the preparation of informative Management Accounts in the form of monthly, quarterly, semi
  • annual and annual reports regarding aspects of project financial monitoring bringing out variances and advising implementers as to the limits of expenditure;
  • Carry out any other activities that are assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications and experience: The candidate should have a Bachelors degree in accounting. Having a professional course in Accountancy (level ll ACCA or CPA) is an added advantage. He/she should have at least two (2) years of relevant work experience and skills that include the following:

  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer-literate including accounting packages and well-versed in the use of Excel, Word and basic data base set-ups.
Contract: Two-year contract, with six months’ probation period, renewable based on agreed performance targets and deliverables.
Job application procedure
Applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the following address not later than 29th January 2018.
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government,
Workers‘ House, 2nd Floor,
P. 0. Box ‘I037, KAMPALA.