Systems Accountant Job Careers – RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)

Job Title:   Systems Accountant
Organisation: RUFORUM
(Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Finance Officer
About US:
The Regional
Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established
in 2004, is a consortium of 42 universities in 19 countries of Eastern, Central
and Southern Africa (ECSA). The organisation evolved from the Forum on
Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of the Rockefeller Foundation.
RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and
has mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement financial management system or accounting software
  • Monitor, evaluate and analyse feedback on performance of the
    financial management systems to ensure it is user friendly and that all
    finance and accounting functions remain efficient
  • Ensure that transactions on the financial management system comply
    with RUFORUM and Donor financial policies and procedures
  • Track financial transactions on the financial management system for
    accuracy and generate financial reports as required by management
  • Track and reconcile grants to Member Universities and
  • File monthly returns related to PAYE, NSSF and Withholding Tax
  • Identify financial information needs of RUFORUM and in liaison with
    ICT Unit, conduct systems re-scale or upgrades to accommodate additional
    new critical features or financial functions, improve on existing ones or
    remove those considered obsolete
  • Provide decision support and risk management within financial
    services delivery areas
  • Develop effective financial control mechanisms within the
    environment of the financial management system
  • Provide security and safe custody of all finance document including
    vouchers and contracts

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance,
    Accounting, Business Administration (finance or accounting option) or
    professional accounting certification like Association of Chartered
    Certified Accountant (ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified
    Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Additional post-graduate qualifications or training in Systems
    Analysis or Computer Science
  • Five years of experience in similar work in a recognized
  • Ability to use financial and accounting software applications
  • Should be a team player
  • Ability to undertake critical analysis of financial processes and
    financial control mechanisms and solve problems on finance and accounting
  • Ability to prepare accurate and quality financial reports according
    to prescribed reporting formats
  • Ability to focus on quality of financial delivery systems
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information
  • Knowledge of accounting systems implementation
How to Apply:
Applications with
detailed curriculum vitae (in pdf form), copies of certificates, transcripts,
names of three referees and the applicant’s Skype Address; daytime telephone
contact should be sent online to our E-mail with the subject Appointment in
RUFORUM followed by the Job title. For example “Appointment in RUFORUM: Systems
Email to: 
Deadline: 30th September, 2018
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