Job Title: Accountant
Organisation: Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES)
Project: Reform Task Force Secretariat Skilling Uganda
Funding Source: World Bank and Government of Belgium
Salary: UGX 5 million shillings per month
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive Secretary
The Government of Uganda represented by the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and supported by World Bank and the Government of Belgium initialed a process to formulate a ten year BTVET Strategic Plan (Skilling Uganda) in 2009. This denotes a paradigm shift for skills development in Uganda with the overall aim of transforming the BTVET system from an Educational Sub-Sector into a comprehensive System of Skills development for employment, enhanced productivity, and growth. The main purpose will be to create employable skills and competencies relevant to the labour market instead of educational Certificates. It will embrace all Ugandans in need of skills, not only primary and Secondary School leavers. Skills will enable the Country to expand and grow. Employers in Uganda often complain about skills shortages that constrain production and expansion. Large segments of the population, including those working in the informal sector, lack skills they need to raise themselves out of poverty. The
economy faces critical skills gap that threaten to limit the growth of key sectors, including agriculture and energy.
The Strategic Plan recommends the establishment of the Reform Task Force (RTF) and its Secretariat to oversee and manage the implementation of the plan until a permanent integrated Skills Development Authority (SDA) is established.
Job Summary: The Project Accountant will mainly be responsible for proper maintenance of books of Accounts and all financial matters.
Support the Executive Secretary in overseeing all program finances in accordance with approved Government of Uganda ( GOU)and Donor financial controls, ensuring timely periods financial reporting
Actively participate in the budgeting processes through identification of activities in line with the program objectives, related cost estimation and facilitate finalization of work plans for approval and endorsement of all signatories
Review and advice the Executive Secretary as necessary, on all submitted requests for expenditure, ensuring that they are reasonable, comply with relevant with relevant program procurement procedures and GOU regulations.
Prepare payment authorization letters for the Accounting Officer as appropriate, in favour of service providers of approved activities
Maintain the program accounting information/ records in an orderly manner, through checking that all rotated program and GOU accounting regulations are adhered to.
Guarantee adequate financial control and monitoring receipt and utilization of financial resources and timely production of accountability reports.
Actively participate in audit processes and facilitate the audit team members easy access to the program financial records
All suitably qualified candidates who desire to fill the above Accountant vacancy must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, financial Management or Commerce
Possession of professional qualification in Accounting such as CPA, ACCA or equivalent from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
Skills and Experience:
Proficient in the use and knowledge of Accounting packages
Highly proficient in computer applications
Excellent interpersonal and Communication Stalls.
Excellent financial reporting skills
Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions as specified in the job description above. All applications should clearly include the position of the vacancy and applicants should attach photocopies of their certificates and testimonials plus recent passport size photograph. The applications should be submitted to the Office of the Assistant Commissioner Human Resource Management, Embassy House Fourth Floor Room, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 7th March 2014