Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Project Accountant Job Careers - Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Title:  Accountant
Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Project Name: Enhancing National Food Security through Increased Rice Production (ENRP) Project
Funding Source: Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Reports to: Project Coordinator

About MAAIF:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries received funding from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to implement the Jeddah Declaration initiative (2008) through Enhancing National Food Security through Increased Rice Production (ENRP) project. The project is to provide short term assistance to the Government of Uganda to withstand global food market and climate shocks as well as medium to long term support to build and strengthen the institutional and technical capacities, for sustained agricultural growth that contributes to poverty alleviation and food security.

Job Summary: The Accountant will mainly implement and oversee the running of a reliable financial management system in accordance with the approved budgeted/ planned and the laid down accounting procedures & operational guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensuring that all the payment vouchers are adequately supported with appropriate source documentation, duly authorized for payment and properly filed to facilitate easy retrieval and referencing.
  • Ensuring that approved bank accounts are maintained at adequate levels to enable scheduled payments to be made without delay, undertake timely cash flow projections and to observe good treasury & cash management practices.
  • Maintaining and updating all required financial records, including cashbooks, ledgers, commitment registers, contract registers and fixed asset registers.
  • Preparing monthly reconciliation statements for all bank accounts
  • Preparing timely withdrawal applications for replenishments to the special accounts (SA's) as well as direct payments to suppliers and/or contractors, in accordance with the laid down procedure guidelines,
  • Preparing monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements and returns, as well as any other financial status reports required by Stakeholders
  • Ensuring accurate recording of all the project fixed assets in the Fixed Asset register (FAR) and subsequently carry out timely updates, reconciliation and verification of such assets acquired for the Project.
  • Ensuring that all the project fixed assets are correctly identified & physical verifications canied out on a regular basis to ascertain existence and condition(s) and that all fixed assets are adequately insured.
  • Providing support to the External Audit of the project's Annual Financial Statement and any internal audit work that will be undertaken from time-to-time.
  • Performing any other tasks as may be assigned by Project Coordinator from time to time.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal applicants should be a Ugandan citizen holding an honors Bachelors of Commerce Degree (Accounting option), Bachelor of Business Administration or its equivalent
  • At least five years relevant post qualification experience.
  • The ideal candidates with professional qualification such as ACCA or CPA will have added advantage. 
  • He/she should have hands on experience in accounting for multiple donor funded projects; 
  • Proficiency in Computer software applications & spreadsheets and have superb knowledge of International accounting and auditing standards in the public and private sectors.
  • Possess a high levels of professionalism and integrity.
  • Age: 28 years and above

How to Apply:
Please 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, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, Uganda. Please obtain forms from the Public Service Commission or Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters and government ministries and departments. Download It here.

Deadline: 2nd May 2016

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