Project Accountant Job Opportunities – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Job
Title:        
 Project
Accountant
Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager
Finance
About US:
Rural
Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification
Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to
implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda
through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with
financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access
targets.
Job Summary:  The Project Accountant (PA) will be
responsible for the overall financial management of the project. The accountant
shall prepare disbursement schedules and monitor project execution within
budget.  
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the overall Financial Management of the Project. Ensuring
    that all accounting records and bank accounts are up-to-date, using Excel
    Spread sheets and computerized accounting system.
  • Preparing monthly Bank reconciliation for all Project Bank Accounts.
  • Preparation and maintenance of all supporting documents for
    disbursements.
  • Preparing cash flow forecasts in consultation with the Manager
    Finance
  • Ensuring timely remittance of all statutory payments including WHT.
  • Preparing monthly returns for onward transmission to the Government
    of Uganda and the Bank.
  • Preparing Quarterly and Annual Financial Statements for the Project
    and counterparts funds as well as timely reporting to the Accounting
    Officer on material variances.
  • Monitoring the financial management aspects of the progress of
    contracts, e.g. deliveries versus amount paid.
  • Assisting the Manager Finance in monitoring performance against
    agreed Financial Performance Indicators.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and
    Finance, Commerce, Business Administration (Accounting Option) or Business
    Statistics
  • A minimum of five years of related working experience
  • Full or Partial Professional Qualification with a recognised
    accounting body i.e. ACCA, CPA will be an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their typed cover letters,
detailed Curriculum Vitae and certificates plus names and addresses of 3
reputable referees to:
The Executive
Director,
Rural
Electrification Agency,
Plot 10 Windsor
Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,
House of Hope
P.O. Box 7317
Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: 28th June 2019
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