Project Accountant Job at Belgian Technical Agency (BTC)

Title: Project Accountant
Belgian Technical Agency
Headquarters, Kampala, Uganda
Project Coordinator
The Ministry of Health
(MoH) in partnership with the Belgian Development Agency, is implementing the
Institutional Capacity Building Project in Planning, Leadership and Management
in the Health Sector. The project has been designed to support MoH in its
endeavour to strengthen its capacity in those areas, which have been identified
to be very weak at all levels of the health system. The project was designed in
close collaboration with MoH to ensure that it is in line with the ministry’s
priorities and will tally entirely with the strategic vision as laid out in the
NHP II and will support the implementation of the Health Sector Strategic and
Investment Plan 2010/11 —2014/15 (HSSIP).
:  The Project Accountant will cooperate closely
with the Technical Adviser and will assist with all issues related to the
management of the project. The Project Accountant will report to the Assistant
Commissioner Accounts MOH and the Project Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support
    the Project Coordinator and Technical Adviser in planning and executing
    the project budget (financial planning)
  • Execute
    all project related accounting activities (i.e. prepare and process all
    payments according to GOU and BTC financial regulations, maintain advance
    ledgers, verify submitted accountabilities, preparation of periodic
    reconciliations, etc.)
  • Process
    BOU payment procedures, such as preparing security forms, submission to
    BOU and follow-up on statements (cash withdrawals and deposits on project
    accounts excluded).
  • Record
    all project transactions in the financial software (FIT), maintain
    accurate files of all supporting documentation and support the quarterly
    cash call process and reporting to BTC
  • Follow
    up and check budget availability for all activity proposals
  • Produce
    routine and ad-hoc financial management information and reports to support
    the project management
  • Support
    the procurement process (i.e. advise and assist BTC UGANDA Belgian
    Development Agency  preparing tender
    dossiers, monitor the implementation of contracts and liaise with BTC
    representation administrative staff)
  • Prepare
    payroll of project staff and ensure correctness and timely payments of the
    salaries and deductions;
  • Support
    strengthening of the MoH financial management system by using the national
    procedures and working in close collaboration with MoH administrative and
    financial staff
  • Support
    internal and external audits (preparation as well as preparation of responses
    on audit queries)
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by AC Accounts, project Coordinator or
    Technical Advisor
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    candidate should hold a Degree in accounting, such as B.B.A (Accounting),
    B.Com (Accounting) or BSc Finance & Accounting Professional
    qualification is an asset e.g. ACCA, CPA, or CIMA
  • A
    minimum of three (3) years proven experience in financial and
    administrative management. Working experience with Government of Uganda
    (central or local) or a reputable ngo or bilateral organization is an
    added advantage.
  • Specific
    project management experience is an added advantage.
  • Good
    computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing, accounting packages and
    internet. Able to initiate new ideas, discuss and question them
  • Good
    communication and interpersonal skills (negotiation, moderation,
    representation, presentation of results)
  • Excellent
    in oral and writing skills in English
  • Able
    to work independently and to take full responsibility of financial and
    administrative management
to Apply:
All suitable candidates
should send their applications accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies
of academic certificates with at least two recent professional references
should send it to: The Project Director Attention: ICB Project Officer Ministry
of Health Headquarters Room D 113 (new annex) Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 7272 Kampala, Uganda.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
12th August, 2013

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