Project Accountant Career Jobs – Makerere University




Job Title:       Project Accountant
Organization: Makerere
University
Duty Station: Public
Interest Law Clinic (PILAC), School of Law, Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Uganda Shillings
1,800,000-Gross
Reports to: University
Bursar
About MUK:
Makerere University is the oldest and premier University in Uganda
which strives to becoming the leading institution for academic excellence and
innovations in Africa.
Job Summary: The Project
Accountant will manage and maintain books of account in accordance with
Makerere University guidelines, policies and the relevant professional code of
conduct.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
·        
Ensure
that there are adequate financial management routines and systems in
place that adhere to Makerere University accounting procedures, policies,
standards and donor requirements.
·        
The incumbent
will ensure that all statutory requirements of PILAC, are met including Income
tax, Local Service tax, Withholding tax, PAYE and NSSF.
·        
Oversee
the bookkeeping functions including maintenance of general ledger, accounts
payable, accounts renewable and payroll.
·        
Work in
liaison with, and provide support to program staff on financial and budgetary
issues.
·        
Maintain
overall budget control and monitor cash flows daily, monthly and quarterly and
prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with policy.
·        
The incumbent
will ensure that the budgeting, accounting, yearend procedures and other
financial processes take place in adherence to the financial policy of Makerere
University, donor requirements and auditor requirements
·        
Provide
up- to- date financial analysis and required reports of the financial situation
of the project to the Project Coordinator, Legal Aid Manager and Programme
staff.
·        
Reconcile
accounts with the donor at agreed dates.
·        
Offer
technical support and train Line Managers with budget responsibilities.
·        
Maintain
responsibility towards transparency and accountability with finance issues as
well as implementing the Anti Corruption Act.
·        
Ensure
that the internal procedures are implemented in accordance with Makerere
University Guidelines, policies and other relevant professional codes of
conduct.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
·        
The
applicant should hold a University Degree preferably in Business
Administration, Financial Management or other relevant educational background
with relevant professional experience.
·        
Professional
qualifications in ACCA or CPA is required.
·        
A
minimum of five years’ experience working in projects.
·        
Knowledge
of computer software and modern accounting systems.
·        
Previous experience working with windows based
computer soft ware and modern accounting systems.
·        
Ability to plan and draw budgets for projects.
·        
Demonstrated
skill and experience in Financial Report writing.
·        
Fluency
in English both written and spoken.
·        
Familiar
with Makerere University project budgeting, financial regulations and
processes.
·        
Understands
one’s responsibilities for the careful use and protection of financial
resources.
·        
Adheres
to approved budget.
·        
Provides
the correct financial information as required.
·        
Monitors
project expenditures and individual expenses for reporting purposes.
·        
Understands
how to read, interpret and use budgets and projections.
·        
Updates
budgets and projections diligently.
·        
Ability
to identify wasteful financial practices or opportunities for greater
efficiencies.
·        
Ensures
compliance with all the required regulations, policies and practices that are needed
for effective use of financial resources.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications,
Curriculum Vitae, Certificates and Transcripts (3 copies each set) giving full
details of applicants’ education, qualifications, work experience, present
salary and names of three referees, plus their postal addresses to the address
below. Applicants should make sure that at least two referees have forwarded
references in support of the applicants. Applications should be delivered to
the Employment Division, Room 406, Top Floor, Main Building, Makerere
University, and addressed to:
The Director Human Resources,
P.O. Box 7062 Kampala.
Deadline: 16th September,
2016
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