Fresher Finance Jobs – Assistant Accountant at UNCST

Job Title:    Assistant Accountant
Organization: Uganda National Council for Science and
Technology (UNCST)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Uganda National Council
for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a statutory organization mandated
facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of policies and
strategies for integrating Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) into the
national development process.  UNCST was
established by CAP 209, under the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic
Development.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Assistant Accountant will be tasked with the development of the Annual
    work plans and budgets and monitor budget performance
  • Also,
    in charge of the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations on a timely
    basis.
  • Handle
    all authorized payments in accordance with laid down guidelines and
    organization procedures.
  • Post
    and update the computerized cash book and general ledger;
  • Ensure
    safe custody and proper filing of accounting documents since Project/s
    inception
  • Ensure
    Vouchers are stamped “PAI’ after payment is made and “Posted” after
    posting in the accounting system and accounts documents are properly
    filed.
  • Maintain
    accurate, proper and timely computerized accounting records in the accounting
    system and make regular backups.
  • In
    charge of preparing automated individual Project financial reports in line
    with donor and stakeholder requirements on a timely basis e.g quarterly,
    annual etc
  • Develop
    and maintain the Individual Projects Fixed Assets Registers
  • Ensure
    compliance with the local and other tax regulations (PAYE, WHT, VAT etc)
    as required by Law.
  • Maintain/update
    advances and ledger accounts;
  • Follow
    up on accountabilities for advances to projects and individuals.
  • Support
    in the preparation of the Institutional Annual Financial statements
  • Perform
    any other duties as delegated by your supervisors or management.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Assistant Accountant vacancy should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, B.Com and
    Financial Management
  • At
    least two years’ experience in the field of Financial Management
  • Detailed
    knowledge and experience of Accounts software packages
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. proficiency in the spreadsheets, word and accounting
    procedures
  • High
    degree of integrity and commitment
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently and in a multi-cultural environment
  • Highly
    computer literate
  • Age: less than 35 years
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications, with copies of Curriculum Vitae and
relevant academic documents not later than to the following address:
Executive Secretary,
Uganda National Council for
Science and Technology,
Plot 6, Kimera Road, Ntinda,
P.O. Box 6884, Kampala.
Uganda
Email to: info@uncst.go.ug
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be
contacted. UNCST does not charge any recruitment fee.
Deadline: 29th June 2015 by
5:00p.m
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