Principal Accountant Job Placement – Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

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Organisation:  Dairy Development Authority (DDA)

Reports to: Director Finance & Administration

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Dairy Development Authority is a semi-Autonomous Agency under Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries (MAAIE). Dairy Development Authority was established under the Dairy Industry Act of 1998. Dairy Development Authority’s Mission is “To provide dairy development and regulatory services that will ensure increased production and consumption of milk, sustainable and profitable dairy industry sector that contribute to economic development and improved nutritional standards in Uganda.”

Job Summary:  The Principal Accountant will prepare and maintain books of accounts and associated financial records, financial reports and directly supervise the proper expenditure and accountability of the Authority’s funds

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee all financial transactions of the Authority to ensure conformity with approved accounting and budgetary control systems, procedures and regulations.
  • Liaise with Ministry of Finance, Planning & economic Development (MoFPED) in respect of funds releases, submission of quarterly, semi-annual and financial reports.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and other periodic accounts required,
  • Supervise all aspects of the organizational accounting, treasury, payables and credit functions
  • Oversee the development of financial accounting systems required to ensure that financial management and accounting systems are maintained.
  • Participate in planning and budgeting processes to ensure that clear  guidelines are available to the budget holders
  • Review monthly report data by the finance team and ensure that accounts are accurately charged and coded to respective cost centers.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to management and for audit purposes.
  • Oversees the work of finance team by ensuring that all financial transactions are processed in timely manner, ensure that expenses are adequately budgeted and accurately coded.
  • Prepare quarterly, half yearly and end of year trial balances.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation statements.
  • Administer the commitment control system and ensure timely returns and reports.
  • Prepare commitment requisitions as transactions occur and instant updating of the vote book among others.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Dairy Development Authority (DDA) Principal Accountant job should possess an Honor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting), Honor’s degree of Science in Accounting & Finance or Honor’s Degree of Business Administration (Accounting) from a recognized University.
  • Must be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).
  • Master’s in Business Administration (Accounting) is must.
  • Six years of working experience, three of which at senior level in a reputable Organisation.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit their application forms, up to date curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic credentials to the address below, addressed to:

The Executive Director,

Dairy Development Authority (DDA),

Plot 1, Kafu Rd. Kampala,

P. O. Box 34006, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to:

Deadline: 26th April 2019

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interviews.

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