Finance Career Opportunities – Senior Accountant at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Job Title: Senior Accountant
Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Funding Source: Islamic
Development Bank (IDB)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager,
UNRA
About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of
Parliament; The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became
operational on 1st July 2008.  The
mandate of UNRA is to develop and maintain the national roads network, advise
Government on general roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport
concerns, among others.
About IDB Project:
Government of the Republic of Uganda has received funds from the
Islamic Development Bank (IDB) towards the upgrading of Tirinyi – Pallisa –
Kumi and Pallisa – Kamonkoli Road Project. A Project Management Unit (PMU) is
to be established to ensure that the Project is implemented according to the
agreed terms and conditions.
Job Summary: The Senior
Accountant will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision and oversight of
all aspects of the financial management systems for the project accounts.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Guarantees that all funds allocated to the
    project, and any other income, are properly recorded and accounted for;
  • Performs all transactions relating to cash
    and bank, monthly cash book and ledger reconciliation statements;
  • Intuitively checks the coding of
    contractor and consultant payment certificates and makes payment within
    the contractual timeframe;
  • Monitors input data to the several cost
    centres as respects their completeness, accuracy, timeliness and resolves
    shortcomings with the responsible staff;
  • Compiles and submits monthly accounting
    information as required;
  • Offers timely and accurate accounting
    information to the executing and funding agencies as required;
  • Maintains the fixed assets register for
    the project assets and accounts for all acquisitions and disposals;
  • Ensures that current assets of the project
    are properly stored and accounted for;
  • Arranges prompt payment of utility and
    other invoices relating to the day to day running of the project offices;
  • Significantly contributes to the project’s
    quarterly report and prepares such other reports as may be required by the
    supervisor(s),
  • Performs such other related duties as may
    be assigned by the supervisor(s) from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must possess an Honours
    Degree in Economics, Finance, Banking or Business Administration obtained
    from a recognized institution of higher learning
  • The candidate must also be a fully
    registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of
    Uganda (ICPU)
  • A minimum of five (05) years’ working
    experience in accounting obtained from the private and / or public sector.
Salaries and
Benefits: 
Appointments
will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a
range of benefits.
How to Apply:
All candidates should
send their applications accompanied by:
  • A capability statement detailing the
    applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated
    personal experience
  • Copies of testimonials;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by
    the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;
  • Current salary;
  • Names of three referees; and
  • Contact addresses and day time telephone
    contacts of applicant should be submitted to:
The Secretary of the
Board of Directors,
Uganda National Roads
Authority (UNRA),
Plot 5, Lourdel Road,
P.O. Box 28487,
Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will
lead to disqualification.
Deadline: Friday,
20th June 2014 by 17.00 hours

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