Jobs at Maxwell Stamp PLC – Senior ESP Accountant

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), with sup­port from the UK Department for International Development and Irish Aid, is implementing the Expanding Social Protection (ESP) Programme in Uganda. The ESP Programme is a five year programme within MGLSD which was launched in 2010 and is coordinated by the Social Protection Secretariat. It in­cludes a pilot cash transfer scheme, (SAGE) providing regular cash transfers to older persons and vulnerable families living in chronic poverty in 14 pilot districts, reaching 15% of households in target districts. Our Client, Maxwell Stamp PLC has been providing technical support to MGLSD to implement the ESP Programme. 
Maxwell Stamp PLC is now seek­ing to fill two key positions in the Social Protection Secretariat on a fulltime basis up until February 2015.
Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager,
The Senior ESP Accountant will carry out the following financial management functions.
General Functions:
·         Work with budget holders to prepare medium term forecasts and budgets in Excel;
·         Liaise with district teams involved in the SAGE programme in the preparation of work plans, budgets and financial reports;
·         Liaise with the MGLSD and DFID on the quarterly release of funds
·         Prepare regular timely financial management reports including reports to the ESP Steering Committee
·         Support the procurement process
·         Review expenditure requests, ensure compliance with accounting systems
·         Participate in the training on the financial management of ESP funds transferred to districts.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Qualified accountant, ACCA or equivalent.
·         Experience of having worked in a small finance function.
·         Highly computer literate, skilled at developing budgets & forecasts in Excel and Power point presentations,
·         Good interpersonal, presentational and drafting skills.
·         Experience of developing financial systems and writing user manuals.
·         Well organized and meticulous in dealing with documents.
·         Fluent in written and spoken English.
·         Experience of having worked on a donor funded project with multi­currency accounting would be an advantage
How to Apply
All interested persons with relevant qualifications and experience should send their applications by email to: by 30th July 2012.
Applications should consist of a cover letter stating the reason for applying, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant qualifications and 3 work related references. Please mark clearly in the subject area ”Administrative and Liaison Officer”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
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