Project Accountant Jobs – United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)

 

Job Title:    Project Accountant

Organisation: United
Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)

Duty Station:  Jinja,
Uganda

 

About US:

United Cities and
Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) has, through a competitive process,
secured a grant from the European Union (EU) to implement the Governance,
Resilience and Greening (GRG)project in Jinja City Council.  The EUR 1,052,631 grant agreement for the GRG
project was signed on 18th December 2020 and declared to have entered into
effect the same day. Main goal of the Partnership for Strengthening Governance,
Resilience and Greening project is to Strengthen urban governance and improve
resilience and greening of Jinja City Council, through partnerships and in
accordance with the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

General

·       
Lead and
manage the GRG project accounts and financial management section and ensure
achievement of team and individual deliverables according to the project
performance and implementation plans.

·       
Offer
technical advice to the Management Board and Steering Committee, as well as the
implementing partners of the project.

·       
Contribute
to attainment of the objectives of the action by meeting individual targets
through efficient and effective means, and in consideration of the specified
rules.

·       
Oversee
and coordinate the project’s support towards the revenue information system of
the city

Professional

·       
Establish
a project-level budget monitoring, reporting and accounting system, including
reporting forms and filling system for the project, in accordance with the
project requirements

·       
Enter
financial transactions into the computerised project accounting system
Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and keep a file of all completed
reconciliation

·       
Prepare
and present accounts, financial statements and other requirements for auditing
and be responsible for responses to audit queries.

·       
Process
payments, file and archive all relevant documents, including vouchers,
invoices;

·       
Develop
and update budget status reports, monthly and quarterly financial progress
reports; Prepare final accounts and reports of the project

·       
Maintain
petty cash transactions. This includes writing of receipts, preparation of
payment request form, receipt and disbursement of cash and clearance of
advances

·       
Maintain
inventory of project deliverables, documents, files, equipment and materials;

·       
The
position requires work of a conceptual, analytical, innovative and advisory
nature, at the higher professional level. It, therefore, necessitates sound
financial management and accounting knowledge and skills.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a university degree or post graduate qualification or
professional course in the fields of Accounts, Finance, Audit or any relevant
business related field from a recognised education institution.

·       
Five
years of professional experience in accounting in a reputable entity

·       
Proven
ability to manage project accounts and finances, in a relatively large
organisation/project

·       
In depth
knowledge of accounts and comprehensive understanding of financial management

·       
Possession
of report writing and situational analysis skills with demonstrated experience
in preparation of books of accounts, financial reports and budget variance
analysis.

·       
Strong
ability to communicate in English;

·       
Proven
ability to collaborate well and to deliver work in a timely manner.

·       
Work
experience with MS Office applications, with high proficiency is spreadsheet,
is a must

·       
Past
experience in the use of finance management and information systems, is a must.

·       
Geographical
knowledge of the project area will be of added advantage.

·       
Experience
with donor funded projects will be an added advantage

 

How to Apply:

Please clearly state
the position being applied for, in the application heading or subject line and
include telephone contact details below your signature and name.

 

Please submit, by
email, to the following addressee, your hand written and signed application
letter along with:

 

·       
An up
to-date curriculum vitae;

·       
Recent
passport photograph;

·       
Motivational
letter (Not more than 1 page);

·       
Copies
of educational certificates and

·       
Copies
of proof of work/engagement experience

 

The Secretary
General

United Cities and
Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) 22, Esaadyine Street 10020,
Rabat-Hassan, Morocco

 

For the Attention of
Mr. Mohammed Nbou, on the following email address, [email protected]  With a copy to the following addresses  [email protected], [email protected]

 

The successful
candidates will be contacted through the emailed used in submitting the
application. Those that will not have been contacted within 30 days following
the application deadline, should regard themselves unsuccessful.

 

Please note that the
application letter, curriculum vitae and; motivational letter should be written
in English.

 

Deadline: 23rd February 2021, by 10.00am (GMT)

 

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