Program Accountant Jobs – Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA)

Job
Title:            
 Program
Accountant
Organisation: Uganda
Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Program
Coordinator
About US:
Uganda Women
Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) is a registered and recognized
Parliamentarian caucus comprising of all women members of parliament and male
members as associates and / or honorary members. Established during the 5th
Parliament of Uganda (1998 – 1994) UWOPA aims at engendering the Legislative
process, creating awareness campaigns and encouraging women participation in
leadership activities. Some of its core activities include lobbying, carrying
out advocacy programs, networking and resource mobilization; and information
dissemination to engender women participation and effective leadership in all
dimensions of politics in the country.
Job Summary:  The Program Accountant will provide financial
and accounting support services to UWOPA
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To manage the organization budgets;
  • To process and execute payments, advances, receipts and
    accountabilities;
  • To prepare and present periodic Bank Reconciliation Statements;
  • To support presentation of Project proposals and Donor reports;
  • To prepare and maintain up-to-date Books of Accounts, Financial
    statements and records;
  • To develop, recommend and maintain financial databases, computer
    software and other non – electronic financial records management systems;
  • To prepare the UWOPA financial reports and statements;
  • To establish, maintain and coordinate the implementation of
    Accounting standards and procedures;
  • To analyze, review and advice on budget performance in relation to
    income and expenditure;
  • To interact with and support the internal and external Audit
    processes; and
  • To perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Accounting;
    Business Administration/ Studies or Finance; obtained from a recognized
    University / institution Or Full professional accounting qualifications
    such as ACCA, CPA
  • A post graduate qualification in the above disciplines or related
    field will be an added advantage
  • The applicant should have at least three (3) years’ work experience
    in a reputable donor-funded program / project.
  • Financial record keeping
  • Computer skills with working knowledge of some accounting packages
  • Competence in risk identification and analysis
  • Ability to collect necessary data for budgeting purposes with
    adequate knowledge of the budgeting cycle
  • Competence in donor –funded accounting procedures
  • A team player and ability to work with people from different
    backgrounds
  • An effective communicator and ability to observe highest level of
    confidentiality
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons with the requisite qualifications are invited
to submit their applications with copies of academic transcripts, certificates
and curriculum vitae; as well as indicating three referees two of whom should
be work based. Applications should be hand delivered to the Chairperson UWOPA,
E2-19 (Eastern Wing), Parliament Building, Parliament of Uganda, P.O. Box 7178,
Kampala or for online submissions sent on franmutam@yahoo.com
Deadline: 8th August 2018
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