Fresher Assistant Accountant IFAD PRELNOR Project Jobs – Ministry of Local Government

Organisation: Ministry of Local Government
Funding Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Project Name: Project for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Financial Controller
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received a loan and a grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Project for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR), and intends to apply some of the proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR will cover the districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya and Pader.
The overall goal of the PRELNOR is: Increased income, food security and reduced vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area. This will be through increased sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience of smallholder farmers with increased and profitable access to domestic and export markets.
Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tasked with 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, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • Professional course in Accountancy (level II ACCA or CPA) is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience and skills
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy skills including accounting packages and well-versed in the use of Excel, Word and basic data base set-ups.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees to: Ag. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Worker’s House, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 7037 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 29th January 2018

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