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Wednesday 17 July 2013

Accountant - Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Job title: Accountant

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: July 19, 2013 - 5pm
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) is implementing the Vegetable Oil Development Project- Phase Two (VODP2) funded by a loan from The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Uganda (GoU).
Job Summary:
The accountant provide technical support to Project Management Unit (PMU) and coordinate transfer of funds to implementing agencies in order to carry out Vegetable Oil Development Project Phase 2 activities. The Accountant will assist the Financial Controller in financial management of the PMU.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the preparation of Annual Work plans and budgets (AWPBs)
Prepare monthly reconciliations of the bank and cashbooks.
Prepare monthly accountability schedules of individual advances
Make appropriate accounting entries for PMU payments in the accounting system
Receive and review accountabilities for funds advanced to officers to carry out project activities
Carry out proper filling of all accounting documents
Maintain an accurate fixed asset register
Prepare payment vouchers according to the approved AWPBs
Follow up daily payments between PMU and MAAIF
Help in the reconciliation of the Special Account
Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
Ensure all payments and related transactions are kept up to date on computerized accounting system Accounting system
Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisors
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
He / She should possess a Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or Business Administration
Qualification in professional accounting (ACCA, CPA, etc)
Five years of accounting experience
Working knowledge of accounting packages and proficient in the use of spreadsheets
Strong technical accounting skills and solid knowledge of IFRS and IPSAS
Experience with donor funded project is an added advantage.
Personal Competencies:
Excellent analytical skills, problem identification and solving skills;
Demonstrable team working skills to ably provide professional support to implementing agencies
Strong inter-personal, communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team, which are critical factors in carrying out this assignment will be highly valued.
Contact/How to apply:
Send your applications with a detailed CV indicating contact addresses and details of three references should be submitted during official working hours to:
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture,
Animal Industry and Fisheries
Attn: Principal Human Resources Officer Floor 3,
Legacy Towers Plot 5, Kyadondo Road Nakasero
P. O. Box 34518 Kampala, Uganda