Project Assistant Accountant Jobs – Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

Job Title:    Project Assistant Accountant
Organization: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
                                                                                                          
About US:
The Ministry of Lands, Housing
and Urban Development (MLHUD) has received funding from International
Development Association (IDA)/World Bank towards implementation of ARSDP. The
current project shall be completed on 31st January, 2021. MLHUD IS desirous of
hiring a self-motivated Project Assistant Accountant on contract basis under
ARSDP. The Financial Management services for both ARSDP and Uganda Support to
Municipal Infrastructure Development – Additional Financing (USMD – AF) Program
are vested in one Finance and Accounting Specialist (F&AS). Therefore, the
staff recruited under ARSDP shall be required to support the finance and
accounting function of USMID-AF Program in addition to his/her core duties
under ARSDP.

Job Summary:  Processing of financial transactions,
posting and reconciling books of accounts and records.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Posting and updating Project accounts/ledgers to
ensure that they are well balanced.
·      
Processing of payments and disbursements for the
Project and ensuring appropriate supporting documents are attached and proper
account heads charged.
·      
Monitoring and tracking expenses and following
up accountability for advances in prescribed timelines
·      
Handling cash payments for office operational
expenses, at workshops and events organized by the ARSOP or other Projects
under the Ministry
·      
Maintaining an Assets Register for the project,
Reconciling books of accounts and extracting draft trial balance/transaction
list for review by F&AS.
·      
Arranging bulk financial data in excel for the
project(s) for eventual upload to an automated payment/accounting systems such
as BBS,IFMIS.
·      
V – File returns for URA and NSSF
·      
Preparing the interim financial reports and
other financial reports required under the project.
·      
Any other Accounting, Finance and administration
duties assigned by F&AS.



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold a Degree in
Commerce (Accounting option), Business Administration (Accounting option),
Accounting, Finance, Accounting and Finance or equivalent qualification from a
recognized university plus at least Level II of a Professional Accounting
Qualification such as CPA, ACCA, CA Or CIMA,
·      
At least three years of working experience in
payment processing, book keeping, financial accounting, and financial
management or related accounting duties from busy public or private
organization, Specific working experience in Accounts section of Government of
Uganda Ministry, Department, Agency (MDAS), Local Government or Donor Funded
Project is an added advantage.
·      
Demonstrated knowledge of working in an
automated accounting environment with accounting software(s) such as IFMS, Sun
systems, Navision etc
·      
Computer literate with skills in Microsoft
office applications
·      
Ability to work on own initiative
·      
Analytical and problem – solving skills.
·      
Good interpersonal skills,
·      
Communication and report writing skills.
·      
Integrity and honesty,
·      
Capacity to establish criticality, trust and
partnership.
·      
Attention to details and follow up on agreed
actions.
·      
Ability to work under minimum supervision
How to apply:
All Interested candidates who have the above qualifications and
competences may express their interest by submitting their applications
together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of their academic and
professional transcripts and certificates and two referees with email
addresses, Passport photo and daytime telephone numbers.
Applications should be addressed
to. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development,
Plot 13/15 Parliament Avenue, P.O. Box 7096 Kampala
Applications should be physically
delivered to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Procurement
and Disposal Unit, Room 17 First Floor

Deadline:   5th December
2019

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