FINMAP III Programme Jobs – Systems Accountant



Job Title:   Systems
Accountant
Organisation: Ministry of
Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Project Name: The Third
Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Government of Uganda is implementing the Third Financial Management
and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III) with the primary purpose to
strengthen Public Financial Management (PFM) at all levels of government and
ensure efficient, effective and accountable use of public resources as a basis
for improved service delivery. The overall objective of FINMAP is derived from
the GoU PFM reform strategy for the period from July 2014 to June 2018,
launched in August 2014. In line with the strategy, FINMAP aims to encourage
effective service delivery through reinforcing mechanisms for budget
credibility, compliance and control; and to improve financial management
practices through implementation of automated financial management systems. FINMAP
interventions are implemented at both central and local government levels
through a number of components. The programme also has several stakeholders,
including Development Partners. The implementation of FINMAP III entails a
significant amount of coordination effort at all levels. This coordination
requirement is met through the contracting of Staff to support specific
Programme areas.
Job Summary: The Systems Accountant will mainly offer technical
support to local governments and implement PFM Systems including IFMS. The incumbent
shall form part of the core group of personnel to assist with the
implementation of the PFM systems; to serve as Trainers to assist in Local
Governments staff development for the implementation of the PFM systems and
assist in establishing a professional, ethical and technically accounting cadre
in the Local Governments.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The Systems Accountant will  carry out accounting reconciliation
  • Responsible for data migration
  • In charge of the development of policy and
    procedures manual
  • System set up, testing and monitoring
  • Regularly review and testing of internal
    controls
  • Organizational review and development of
    job descriptions
  • Carry out staff training
  • In charge of developing and monitoring of
    performance indicators
  • Public awareness activities
  • Perform any such other duties as may be
    signed from time to time by the Data Centre Manager and the PFM Systems
    Manager.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Implemented and effectively supported PFM
    systems in selected local governments
  • Support the establishment of a network of
    professional public sector accountants throughout Uganda, who are
    dedicated to continuous improvement in Public Sector Financial Management.
  • Quarterly performance reports
  • Annual performance reports
  • Any other reports requested from time to
    time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold a basic degree
    specializing in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics from a
    recognized University.
  • Part qualification in professional
    accounting (ACCA – level II or CPA – level III) is a must.
  • Prior experience of a minimum of three
    years in the field of accounting or Information Technology (IT) systems.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication
    skills, and the ability to work as part of a team and relate with a
    multiplicity of stakeholders.
  • Past exposure and experience in training
    in Public Financial Management Systems is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications, updated CVs and copies
of academic certificates should be addressed and submitted to the address
below. Envelopes should have clear reference to the job applied for. Send to:
The Programme Coordinator,
The Third Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP
III),
Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Finance
Building; 3rd Floor, Room 3.4 Plot 2/12 Apollo Kaggwa Road P 0 Box 8147,
Kampala. Uganda.
Email to:
finmap@finance.go.ug
Deadline: Friday, 24th
July 2015 by 1700hrs
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