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Project Accountant Job Vacancies – Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)

 

Job Title:    Project Accountant

Organization:  Uganda
National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)

Project Name: National
Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement (NSTEI-SE)
Project

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Project
Coordinator

 

About US:

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a Government
agency established in 1990 by an Act of Parliament (CAP. 209) of the Laws of
Uganda. The agency is mandated to facilitate the development and implementation
of strategies for integrating Science and Technology (S&T) into the
national development process.

 

About NSTEI-SE Project:

The National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement
(NSTEI-SE) Project is a five (5) year intervention by the Government of Uganda
to provide state-of-the-art specialized infrastructure and equipment, including
techno training facilities to ensure that Ugandans acquire skills for
designing, implementing and managing key infrastructural projects and create
globally competitive businesses.

 

Job Summary:  The Project
Accountant will initiate, develop and review the strategic financial plan and
budget of the project’s financial activities and management of financial
resources including monitoring the utilisation of funds in line with
internationally acceptable financial and accounting standards, government
regulations and project strategic objectives

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Administer
financial management of all project revenue and expenditure in line with
internationally acceptable financial accounting standards and Government
regulations.

·        
Implement
internal controls for funds and project assets in line with the assets
management policies and project finance manual.

·        
Monitor
the implementation of external and internal audit systems and recommendations
as per project minimum standards

·        
Plan and
budget for the project following the set guidelines.

·        
Prepare
and monitor the asset register on monthly basis, bi-annual inspection of assets
and do petty cash counts and review of vouchers in accordance to project
policies.

·        
Prepare
balance sheet, payroll analysis schedules and end of month adjustments
according to project policies

·        
Prepare
financial statements and final accounts in line with internationally acceptable
financial accounting standards and Government regulations. .

·        
Prepare
vouchers, write cheques, make adjustments and post all expenses in line with
project policies

·        
Review
monthly platform, specific financial reports and management accounts to ensure
completeness and accuracy according to project policies and funding
requirements.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate must hold Professional Qualification in Accountancy (CPA or
ACCA).

·        
Membership
of the Institute of Chartered Profession Accountant of Uganda (ICPA (U).

·        
At least
five years of related accounting experience. Prior exposure and experience in
public sector and donor funded projects.

·        
A
Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Financial Management
(Accounting Option) from a recognized university.

·        
Master’s
in Business Administration is an added advantage

·        
Excellent
knowledge of the relevant Accounting Computer packages.

·        
Excellent
track record of professional integrity.

·        
Good
planning and organisational skills.

·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.

·        
Strong
report writing and presentation skills.

·        
Ability
to work with minimum supervision.

 

How to Apply:

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience,
please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the
relevant competencies, current position, names and addresses of three referees
via email to pila2consultants@gmail.com.
Please quote the position of interest in the subject line. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 23rd
October 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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