Systems Accountant Jobs – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED)

Job Title:     Systems Accountant
Organisation: Ministry of
Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED)
Project Name: The Third
Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Local Government
Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems Manager
About US:
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. The overall objective of FINMAP is derived from
the GoU PFM reform strategy for the period from July 2014 to June 2018,
launched in August 2014. 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.
About IPPS:
The Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS) is a computer based
Human Resource Management Information System for Government being implemented
by Ministry of Public Service (MoPS). The IPPS is responsible for the
processing of the Government of Uganda (GoU) Gratuity, monthly Pension and
Salary Payrolls and is one of the critical Public Financial Management (PFM)
systems aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness in Human Resource
Management processes and governance in the Public Service. The IPPS comprises
of Human Resource Management functions from Recruitment to Exit. IPPS is one of
the Public Financial Management (PFM) reform programs supported by the Third
Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAPIII) under Ministry of
Finance Planning and Economic Development.
Job Summary: The Systems
Accountant will assist the development and implementation of the PFM systems in
Local Governments
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide support in accounting
    reconciliation in local governments
  • Support IFMS roll out in local governments
    particularly carrying out data collection, validation and migration
  • Render support in the development of
    policy and procedures manual for automated financial management system.
  • Actively participate in system set up,
    testing and monitoring of IFMS in local governments
  • Take part in Site support activities in local
    cal governments including system readiness and business re engineering.
  • Support system review and testing of
    internal controls
  • Assist the Local Government staff in
    training including IFMS functional training
  • Take part in developing and monitoring of performance
    indicators
  • Support change management initiatives
    including Public awareness of reform activities
  • Perform any such other duties as may be
    signed from time to time by the PFM Systems Manager.
Key Performance Indicators: The
Systems Accountant will be required to provide the following reports:
  • Quarterly performance reports
  • Annual performance reports
  • Any other reports requested from time to
    time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    basic degree specializing in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics
    from a recognized University.
  • Part qualification in professional
    accounting (ACCA – level II or CPA – level III) is a must.
  • At least three years’ experience in the
    field of accounting or Information Technology (IT) systems.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication
    skills, and the ability to work as part of a team and relate with a
    multiplicity of stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in training in Public
    Financial Management Systems is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications, updated CVs and copies
of academic certificates should be addressed and submitted to the address
below. Envelopes should have clear reference to the job applied for. Send to:
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 0 Box 8147,
Kampala. Uganda.
Email to: finmap@finance.go.ug
Deadline: 31st March
2017 by 5:00pm

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