World Bank Grant Jobs – Project Accountant, CEDP-AF – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

 

Job Title:    Project Accountant, CEDP-AF

Organisation: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Project Name:
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)

Funding Source: World Bank

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Financial
Management Specialist

 

About US:

The Government of
Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). The Project Development
Objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in Uganda
through supporting reforms in priority productive and service sectors geared
towards a better investment climate with particular focus on MSMEs. Government
is scaling up the existing operations through provision of Additional Financing
(AF).

 

The AF is intended
to complete the implementation of the Land and Tourism components while
consolidating and enhancing the achievements realized, as well as scaling up
activities under these components. CEDP-AF will be implemented by eight MDAs.
The overall coordination of the Project will lie with the Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU).

 

Job Summary:  The Project Accountant, CEDP-AF will support
the project coordination unit finance function in the day-to-day activities of
budget execution, processing accounting transactions, providing updates on
project expenditure and participating in preparation of periodic financial
reports.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Carry
out analysis of payment requests/invoices and reconcile them with expenditure
approvals, local purchase orders (LPO) and contracts.

·       
Process
and post payment transactions into financial management system in line with
approved budget/work plans.

·       
Process
payments to service providers and remit statutory deduction to relevant
authorities in accordance with operating guidelines.

·       
Generate
a summary of LPO from the financial management system / maintain list of
contracts and prepare reports on outstanding payments / obligations on monthly
basis and extract periodic commitment control reports.

·       
Update
expenditure control cards for contractual payments to ensure there are no
contract over-runs

·       
Prepare
staff payroll and statutory deductions for remittance to the relevant
authorities.

·       
Review
reimbursement claims submitted from the projects components and project
implementation unit and processing payment in compliance with operational and
financial procedures.

·       
Review
expenditure accountability documentation for completeness, adequacy and
compliance with financial and operational guidelines.

·       
Reconcile
payment transactions entered into the system and generate Payment Vouchers for
documentation and filing.

·       
Prepare
schedule of payments approved by the Financial Management Specialist (FMS)
indicating period taken to complete payment process;

·       
Perform
monthly bank reconciliation and prepare reconciliation statements for review by
the FMS

·       
Participate
in preparation of periodic progress management reports in accordance with GoU
and World Bank guidelines.

·       
Support
preparation of annual statutory financial reports and accounts.

·       
Generate
expenditure reports on motor vehicle and telephone usage.

·       
Participate
in assets verification and stock taking exercises and update the project assets
register and stores records as appropriate

·       
Any
other duties as will be assigned from time to time

 

Key Outputs/Deliverables:

·       
Monthly
report on outstanding invoices and payments to service providers (ii) Well
maintained filling system of payment documentation.

·       
Updated
advance register and listing of accountability from components

·       
Monthly
bank reconciliation statements

·       
Payroll
and update on statutory deduction returns

·       
Updated
assets register

·       
Monthly
expenditure reports on motor vehicle and telephone usage

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Applicants
should possess an honors degree in Accounting or Finance, Commerce, Business
Administration ALL with a major in accounts;

·       
Professional
Qualification in Accountancy (e.g. CPA, ACCA)

·       
A
minimum of five (5) years of experience in the field of Finance and Accounting
in public sector out of which at least two (2) years with donor funded project.

·       
Computer
literacy with knowledge in the use of Accounting Software Application, (e.g.
Oracle Financials, Navision Microsoft Office) Knowledge of use Government of
Uganda Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) is an added advantage.

·       
Attention
to detail and excellent follow through

·       
Strong
ethics, hands on approach

·       
Excellent
communication and report writing skills;

·       
Proven
high degree of honesty, integrity and versatility.

·       
Ability
to work under pressure to meet tight project targets

·       
Good
Interpersonal Skills and ability to relate well with a multiplicity of
stakeholders.

 

How to Apply:

Interested eligible
applicants should submit applications including a cover letter, current
Curriculum Vitae and Academic Certificates and Transcripts to demonstrate that
they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the
services; to be received not later than 1700 hrs on January 13, 2021.
Applications addressed as below should be submitted as e-mail attachments to
recruitment@cedp.go.ug. The e-mail subject should indicate the Reference Number
and Position applied for. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

The address referred
to above is:

 

The Project
Coordinator

Competitiveness and
Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)

Private Sector
Foundation Uganda – Lower Building

Plot 43 Nakasero
Road

P.O. Box 7683,
Kampala. Uganda

Tel: +256 312 214600

 

Deadline: 13th January 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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