Project Accountant Job at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Job Title:   Project Accountant
Report to: Financial Accountant
Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Position Grade: SG 4
Job Summary:   The holder of this position is responsible for the accounting procedures relating to projects funded by Development partners, and all aspects of the Integrated computer based financial management system for Regional accounts. The performance of the holder is thus reflected in the quality, accuracy and timeliness of financial data and Reports and the effectiveness of the logistical support given to other UNRA Projects and Maintenance Stations. 
Working Relationships:  Supervises supporting Assistant Accountants and liaises with the relevant Project relationships Managers and Project Engineers responsible for Individual projects and programmes.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Responsible for all systems of Financial Reporting and Internal Control in relation to DCA requirements , Road Fund procedures and provisions of the Financial Management Manual.
·         Prepares Cash flow projections for planning purposes and ensures that funding from Donor Agencies and GOU are at all times available to cover the payment of properly authorized certificates from consultants and contractors.
·         Preparation of Financial Statements for Donor Funded Projects and Road Maintenance Stations under his/her jurisdiction
·         Ensures  that all DCA and GOU/Road Fund Audit Reports are prepared on a timely and accurate basis and assists the external auditors as necessary.
·         Undertakes all transactions relating to Cash and Bank Monthly Cash book and ledger reconciliation to Bank Statements.
·         Checks the coding of contractor and consultant payment certificates and makes payment within the contractual timescale.
·         Puts in place initiatives that enhance Results oriented management and good corporate Culture
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The post holder must have a degree in economics, finance, business studies, accounting, banking or business administration and should have at least 3 years practical experience in a similar position.  
How to Apply:
Salaries and Benefits: Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of benefits.
Conditions for Applying:
Applications accompanied by:
1.       A qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience 
2.      Copies  of testimonials  (the  applicant  must endorse on each copy of the submitted testimonials);
3.      Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;
4.      Current salary;
5.      Three referees; and 
6.      Postal addresses and day time telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:
The Secretary of the Board of Directors
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Plot 5, Lourdel Road
P.O. Box 28487
Kampala, Uganda.
To reach the Secretary not later than 30 November 2012 at 17.00 hours. Only short-listed candidates  will be contacted.  
NB: Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will lead to disqualification.
Those who applied before for the same positions should not re-apply.

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