FINMAP III Project Careers – Accountant

Job Title:   Accountant
Organisation: Ministry
of Finance, Planning & Economic Development
Project Name: Third
Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III)
Reports to: Senior
Accountant
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About FINMAP III:
The Government of Uganda is
implementing the Third Financial Management and Accountability Programme
(FINMAP III) with the primary purpose to strengthen Public Financial Management
(PFM) at all levels of government and ensure efficient, effective and
accountable use of public resources as a basis for improved service delivery. FINMAP
III has been designed within the objectives of the Accountability Sector, aimed
at ensuring value for money, accountability, compliance with standards,
contributing to economic growth, and improving the quality of service delivery
in the public sector in harmony with the
National Development Plan (NDP)
and Vision 2040.
The overall objective FINMAP is
derived from the GoU PFM Reform Strategy for the four year period from July
2014 to June 2018 (the Uganda PFM Reform Strategy or the ‘Strategy’) which was
launched in August 2014. The contribution of FINMAP as the prime framework for
implementation of the Strategy is set out in the Action Plan for the period of
four years from July 2014 to June 2018, and the respective Annual Work Plans,
Procurement Plans and Budgets pertaining thereto, which together form the
“Programme Implementation Document or PID.” In line with the strategy, FINMAP
aims to encourage effective service delivery through reinforcing mechanisms for
budget credibility, compliance and control; and to improve financial management
practices through implementation of automated financial management systems.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for the analysis of payment requests and reconciliation with approved
    documentation including purchase orders (LPO) and contracts.
  • Posting
    payment invoices into financial management system in line with approved
    programme framework.
  • In
    charge of preparing a summary of LPO which are overdue with more than 2
    months in the system, prepare monthly reports on outstanding payments /
    obligations including purchase orders cross check data captured on the
    financial management system against payment records
  • Responsible
    for preparing schedule of payments approved by PFM indicating period taken
    to complete payment process;
  • In
    charge of gathering all supporting documentation is attached and drawn
    from the from the right donor funds.
  • Making
    control cards for the contractual payments and ensuring for no overruns on
    the contracts.
  • Responsible
    for processing the payment details to system and printing the vouchers.
  • Preparing
    withdrawal applications and related disbursement schedules
  • Updating
    and maintaining proper and requisite accounting operating records,
    including but not limited to cash books for all bank accounts and petty
    cash book.
  • Filing
    of all accounts documentation, vouchers, receipts and Bank correspondences
    etc
  • Serve
    as the project’s main contact to the bank and among others, deliver to and
    pick up from the banks all correspondence including bank statements and
    dispatch to the beneficiaries’ financial accountabilities.
  • Send
    weekly status on outstanding payments, bank balances, cash transactions,
    and banking of the week
  • Manage
    project office imprest and ensure proper record keeping and
    accountability;
  • Provide
    other services as will be delegated from time to time by the Project
    Finance Manager.
  • Works
    closely with the SAO and stores Assistant to update the assets register
  • Perform
    any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Weekly
    Bank balances reports
  • Weekly
    advance management report
  • Activity
    Payment schedules
  • Monthly
    Component financial reports
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Accounts, Business Administration
    with a major in accounts;
  • Professional
    qualifications e.g. ACCA, CPA, minimum level 3
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience in a similar role with donor
    funded projects.
  • Computer
    literacy skills with working knowledge in the use of Accounting Software,
    Oracle, Navision
  • Microsoft
    Office Applications;
  • Auditing
    Skills;
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their applications, updated CVs and copies of academic certificates should be
addressed and submit them to the address below. The envelopes should have clear
reference to the job applied for.
The Programme Coordinator
The Third Financial Management
and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III)
Ministry of Finance, Planning
& Economic Development
Finance Building; 3rd Floor,
Room 3.4
Plot 2/12 Apollo Kaggwa Road
P.O. Box 8147, Kampala.
Uganda        
Email to:
finmap@finance.go.ug
Deadline: Friday 27 February 2015 by 1700hrs

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