Principal Accountant Job Careers – Dairy Development Authority

Job Title:     Principal
Organization: Dairy Development
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Director Finance &B Administration
About US:
Development Authority is a Semi-Autonomous Agency under the Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries. Its mandate is to develop and
regulate the sector it is established under the Dairy industry Act, 1998 and
its objectives are to provide proper coordination and efficient implementation
of all Government policies which are designed to achieve and maintain
self-sufficiency in the production of milk in Uganda by promoting production
and competition in the dairy industry and monitoring the market for milk and
dairy products
Job Summary:   The Principal Accountant will prepare and maintain books of accounts and
associated financial records, financial reports and directly supervise the
revenue and expenditure and ensure accountability of the Authority’s funds
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Prepare monthly management
accounts and other periodic accounts required,
·       Supervise all aspects of
the organizational accounting, treasury, payables and credit functions
·       Oversee the development
of financial accounting systems required to ensure that financial management
and accounting systems are maintained.
·       Participate in planning
and budgeting processes to ensure that clear guidelines are available to the
budget holders
·       Review monthly report
data by the finance team and ensure that accounts are accurately charged and
coded to respective cost centers.
·       Prepare monthly,
quarterly and annual financial reports to management and for audit purposes.
·       Oversees the work of
finance team by ensuring that all financial transactions are processed in
timely manner, ensure that expenses are adequately budgeted and accurately
·       Prepare quarterly, half
yearly and end of year financial statements.
·       Prepare monthly
reconciliation statements.
·       Administer the
commitment control system and ensure timely returns and reports.
·       Prepare commitment requisitions
as transactions occur and ensure instant updating of the vote book among
·       Any other duties that
may be assigned to you from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold a Honor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting)or; Honor’s in Science Accounting
& Finance or; Honor’s degree of Business Administration (Accounting) from a
recognized University.
·       Master’s in Business
Administration (Accounting) is must.
·       Must be a member of the
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU).
·       At least 6 – years of
working experience of which three (3) years at senior level in a reputable Organization.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the specified job requirements should submit their
applications, up to date curriculum
vitae and photocopies of certified academic credentials and three referees to;
Development Authority (DDA)
1, Kafu Rd. Kampala
Tel: 0414-343883 / 0414-343901/2
Note: For those sending the applications online, please merge all your document
into one file, not exceeding 3mbs
Deadline: 28th  February 2020 by 5:00pm
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