Accountant Jobs – Ministry of Water and Environment

 

Job Title:    Accountant

Organization:  Ministry of Water and Environment

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 Reports to: Financial Management Specialist

 

About US:

The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) was established in 2007, from
the then Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment, following the cabinet
decision taken on 15th April, 2007. It has the overall responsibility of the
development, managing, and regulating water and Environment resources in
Uganda.  In the process of executing all
its operations, the Ministry is committed to zero tolerance to fraud and
corruption as guided by the existing legal national frameworks and
institutions.

 

Job Summary:  The Accountant
will support the planning and execution of financial accounting and budgeting
functions of the Uganda Investing in Forests and Protected Areas for Climate
Smart Development Project.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        
In close
collaboration with the Project Accountant, to support the establishment and
proper maintenance of the finance and accounts in accordance with the financial
rules and procedures of the Government of Uganda and the World Bank.

·        
Assist
in the preparation of periodic financial reports in the standard format(s)
required by the donor(s) and submit to the National Project Coordinator

·        
Prepare
annual and periodic project budget plans and submit to the Project Accountant
for approval and coordination.

·        
Prepare,
implement and review the funding of the budgeted and actual annual cash flows
and ensure adequate follow up on any matters needing clarification.

·        
Prepare
periodic statement of expenditure (SOE) reports

·        
Represent
the Unit, alongside the Project Accountant, in all discussions related to
subprojects planning and implementation

·        
Liaise
with other units to ensure that the financial and administrative aspects are
always taken into account when making technical and strategic decisions

·        
Support
the Project Accountant in the facilitation of external financial audits and
during all discussions / supervision visits of donors.

·        
Contribute
to the design or improvement of accounting and financial tools to be used by
the communities managing subprojects

·        
Other
reasonably related duties as may be assigned by the NPC.

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance, and Business
Administration with a bias in accounting or its equivalent from a recognized
Institution.

·        
A
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) professional qualification or its equivalent
is a must.

·        
A
working experience of at least four (4) years in accounting and financial
management in Government or a reputable organisation.

·        
Experience
in donor funded projects is an added advantage.

·        
Candidate
should be able to work independently – with minimum supervision and guidance
from supervisors.

·        
Knowledgeable
of Government of Uganda Accounting procedures, rules and regulations;

·        
Planning,
Organizing and coordinating skills

·        
Analytical
skills .

·        
Excellent
Report writing skills.

·        
Accountability

·        
Ethics
and Integrity;

·        
Demonstrate
high levels of Professionalism;

·        
Team
player

·        
Effective
Communication and knowledge management

·        
Innovation
and self-initiative

·        
Time
Management

·        
Well-developed
interpersonal and public relations

·        
Multi-tasking
and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.

 

How to Apply:

All applications must be accompanied with recent (3) passport size
photographs and CVs detailing work experience, present position, current
remuneration, professional and educational qualifications. Applicants must also
include contact details (telephone and email) of three (3) referees and female
candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications should be addressed to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Environment, Old Port Bell Road,
Luzira P.O Box, 20026, Kampala and should be delivered to the Ministry Registry

 

Deadline: 12th November 2020

 

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