Project & Cost Accountant Career Jobs – National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

Job Title:     Project
& Cost Accountant
Organization: National
Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance Manager,
Planning & Budget
About Us:
National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC) was founded in
1964 and is a Ugandan construction and real estate management company, partly
owned by the Uganda Government. The Company’s mandate is to increase the
housing stock in the country, rehabilitate the housing industry and encourage
Ugandans to own homes in an organized environment.
Job Summary: The Project
& Cost Accountant will provide financial technical service to Operations
department in matters pertaining to project viability, requisite cost build-ups
and the determination of the relevant gross margins.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will gather project data and
    carry out Project Costing in accordance with laid down company procedures.
  • Manage and control project costs in
    accordance with the budget and best practices including tracking &
    recording project cost build-up and produce the necessary management
    reports for stakeholder consideration.
  • Carry out costing of materials and prepare
    general ledger entries to determine specific overheads and allocate them
    directly to projects.
  • Conduct Project planning and Project
    appraisal and provide quarterly appraisal reports on running projects
  • Provide expert support to the Operations
    Department for all projects in relation to cost capture and management.
  • Prepare management accounts in accordance
    with laid down Company procedures and in accordance with the financial
    procedures and processes.
  • Provide Management with periodic updates
    on business performance by performing financial analysis of key operating
    financial information.
  • Carry out Budget monitoring and control
  • Coordinate Stores Management processes and
    control including operationalization of systems that ensures efficient
    management and monitoring of an up-to-date inventory of the
    acquisition,    distribution,
    storage and maintenance of all NHCCL’s property and supplies.
  • Tasked with monitoring monthly billing for
    accuracy and timeliness

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Project &
    Cost Accountant job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce,
    Business Administration (Accounting), Business Finance or a closely
    related and relevant discipline from a recognized University/institution
  • Level II Intermediate stage of Part
    professional accounting qualification of an internationally recognized
    accountancy Institution, such as ACCA, or CPA (K or U), CIMA is a must.
  • Good knowledge and skills in application
    of Finance & Accounting-related Software and MS Office Package (Word,
    Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and related packages, is   essential.
  • Additional qualifications in Project
    Planning and Management, or Business Management, from recognized
    institutions, are desirable.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a
    Project & Cost Accountant; Accountant, or in a similar position, in a
    large and reputable organization, preferably a vibrant commercial
    organization, or a civil works company, or an investment company.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    working with public, or private sector organizations in housing-related
    projects, or programs, shall be an added advantage.
  • Analytical thinking/skills and judgment
  • Result oriented and managing work load
    while paying attention to details
  • Self confidence
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship
    management skills
  • High degree of flexibility
How to Apply:
All interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
clearly marked “Application for the position of Project & Cost Accountant”
and accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of testimonials &
three professional referees should be addressed to;
The Chief Human Resource Officer,
Plot 5, 7th Street, Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 659, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 8th December 2017 by 4:00 pm
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