Systems Accountant Job Careers – RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)

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Organisation: RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Finance Officer
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 42 universities in 19 countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA). The organisation evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement financial management system or accounting software
  • Monitor, evaluate and analyse feedback on performance of the financial management systems to ensure it is user friendly and that all finance and accounting functions remain efficient
  • Ensure that transactions on the financial management system comply with RUFORUM and Donor financial policies and procedures
  • Track financial transactions on the financial management system for accuracy and generate financial reports as required by management
  • Track and reconcile grants to Member Universities and accountabilities
  • File monthly returns related to PAYE, NSSF and Withholding Tax
  • Identify financial information needs of RUFORUM and in liaison with ICT Unit, conduct systems re-scale or upgrades to accommodate additional new critical features or financial functions, improve on existing ones or remove those considered obsolete
  • Provide decision support and risk management within financial services delivery areas
  • Develop effective financial control mechanisms within the environment of the financial management system
  • Provide security and safe custody of all finance document including vouchers and contracts

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration (finance or accounting option) or professional accounting certification like Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Additional post-graduate qualifications or training in Systems Analysis or Computer Science
  • Five years of experience in similar work in a recognized organization
  • Ability to use financial and accounting software applications
  • Should be a team player
  • Ability to undertake critical analysis of financial processes and financial control mechanisms and solve problems on finance and accounting
  • Ability to prepare accurate and quality financial reports according to prescribed reporting formats
  • Ability to focus on quality of financial delivery systems
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information
  • Knowledge of accounting systems implementation
Applications with detailed curriculum vitae (in pdf form), copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three referees and the applicant’s Skype Address; daytime telephone contact should be sent online to our E-mail with the subject Appointment in RUFORUM followed by the Job title. For example “Appointment in RUFORUM: Systems Accountant”
Email to: 
Deadline: 30th September, 2018

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