Accountant Job Careers – Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA)

Job Title:             Accountant
Organisation:  Uganda National Renewable
Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Alliance (UNREEEA) is a coalition body of the private sector players in the
renewable energy and energy efficiency sub-sector of Uganda, whose key mandate
is to avail a platform for actors to merge synergies and improve the business
environment in the sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Accounting work and reporting
Oversee day-to-day coordination of financial
activities ensuring cost efficiency.
Maintain timely and accurate financial
statements and reports (tables) that are appropriate for the secretariat and
funding partners in accordance with accounting principles.
Prepare budget estimates for all project
activities, trainings/workshops/seminar;
Ensure the financial transactions are properly
authorized, recorded, and have adequate supporting documentation,
Review, arrange payment and record all the
Alliance expenditure’s vouchers in accordance with financial regulations of
File all financial documents and prepare
necessary conditions to work with audit teams or financial inspection agencies
as required;
Review reporting system for effective monitoring
of finances of UNREEEA and recommend improvements accordingly.
Ensure statutory requirements of the
organization are met including filling of annual returns and submission of
PAYE, NSSSF and other relevant taxes on time
Provide guidance and update other Secretariat
staff at the UNREEEA on financial and accounting procedures and regulations.
Prepare monthly payroll functions to ensure
employees are paid in a timely and recommend to the Management for the
authorization of Payments.
Follow up donor commitments to ensure timely
disbursement of funding; reconcile bank and other accounts.
Ensure that adequate financial controls are in place
to maintain propriety and proper accountability of expenditures
Procurement Work
Prepare procurement plan for all secretariat
Draft TORs, bidding documents for all project
tender packages;
Carry out procedures regarding procurement, bid
evaluation and selection in accordance with UNREEEA regulations;
Participate in the Procurement committee as
Secretary and advise relevant persons on financial aspects of the bids.
Other Tasks
In addition to the main areas of work, the
Accountant is expected to carry out all specific tasks related to accounting
and procurement of the as secretariat as assigned by the supervisor
Key Performance
Annual and quarterly secretariat budget plans
timely developed and approved.
The secretariat timely settlement of advances
and submission of reports.
Budget estimation and advance are made available
for timely implementation of project activities; Secretariat financial reports
prepared and approved as required;
Personal income tax procedures carried out as
requested by the Tax Agency.
No critical audit findings in secretariat
finance management;
Requests for ad-hoc financial reports or project
disbursement explanations from the donors or authorized state agencies timely
Equipment and service needed for project
implementation procured in compliance with regulations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Commerce, Business Administration (Finance, Accounting Options),
Economics, or relevant field.
Professional Qualifications: Chartered/Certified
Accountant fully qualified in (CPA, ACCA) is a must.
At least three years of  experience in a finance functions in a NGO
Ability to interpret financial procedures,
standards and their application;
Knowledge of accounting software preferably
QuickBooks is a must;
Ability to work independently, with Integrity to
be able to handle cash and related transactions.
Attention to detail to scrutinize financial
& other information documents before decision making.
Demonstrated experience in procurement,
preparation of financial reports & budget variance analysis.
Be a team player & Proficiency in use of MS
Office and effective communication both oral and written English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by
submitting only cover letter and a CV of not more than 2MB addressed to: HR
manager, submit Email:
Deadline: 3rd January 2020
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