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Sunday, August 12, 2018

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

Vacancy title:
Accountant 

Jobs at:
Ministry of Local Government 

Deadline of this Job:
7th September 2018 

Duty Station:
Gulu, Uganda 

Summary
Date Posted: 10th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

 

JOB DETAILS:
Post: Accountant
Location: Gulu

The Accountant will report to the Financial Controller and work closely with the Assistant Accountant. He/she will have the following responsibilities duties:
  • Review all accounting entries, Confirm accuracy or additions and all other data on Pvs, post them on the system, and stamp the PVs “paid?
  • Support the Financial Controller in the preparation of Management Accounts in_ the form oi 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 so as to manage the overall treasury/cash flow planning aspects of the project;
  • Follow-up the districts and other relevant implementing partners for expenditure justifications
  • Review eligibility of expenditure in accordance with the financing agreement
  • Prepare “Red flag" reports on non-compliant implementing partners
  • Report on the operation of internal control system including budget controls and report any deviations ’
  • Approve Petty Cash PVs
  • Prepare Bank Reconciliation statements, and make clear recommendations to resolve Reconciliation Items
  •  Support the Financial Controller in assessing compliance with Uganda Government laws and regulations governing the operation of the implementing institutions including accounting standards and the requirements for audits and financial reporting.
  • Review external auditor’s reports (Audit Opinions and management letters), including any qualifications and whether any concerns raised by auditors have been adequately addressed.
  • Review reports of IFAD/GoU supervision or review missions and follow-up on the implementation of agreed to actions.
  • Support the financial controller in preparation of reports to enable the withdrawal of funds from IFAD and GoU;
  • Evaluate the accounting software used in terms of its adequacy, suitability and recommend necessary changes, upgrading or modifications to the way the systems are configured and used. of the project’ financial documents
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned
Qualification: and experience: The candidate should have a
full CPA or ACCA and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He/she should have at least 5 (five) years of relevant work experience and skills that include the following:
  • Knowledge of work planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Strong writing, analytical, 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, copies of academic certificates, transcripts and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Worker's House, 2nd Floor, P.0 Box 7037, Kampala.