Fresher Accountant Jobs – Ministry of Works and Transport

Job Title:       Accountant
Organization: Ministry of
Works and Transport
Project Name: Standard Gauge
Railway Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
About US:
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport is
spearheading the development of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network. The
SGR project is being implemented over five (5) years as a regional project with
Uganda’s partner states of Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. The objective of
developing the SGR network is to provide a modern, fast, reliable, efficient,
and high capacity railway transport system as a seamless single railway operation.
Job Summary: The Accountant
will perform accounting duties involving tracking accountability, vouching for
completeness, up-dating and maintaining books of accounts and, producing
routine financial statements and reports.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will examine correctness of
    payment requests, completeness of documentation and certify requisition
    or, transactions for further processing;
  • The jobholder will verify receipts, match
    and undertake on-line reconciliation of invoices and Local Purchase Orders
    for goods and services procured prior to effecting payments;
  • The incumbent will compile accountability
    returns, verify and retire advance ledgers;
  • Maintain primary financial records and
    up-to-date books of account;
  • Prepare periodic reconciliations of
    financial statements and carry out monthly cash book reconciliations to
    bank statements;
  • Regularly verify payroll change requests
    and reports to ensure correctness of computations, payments and
    deductions; certify and follow-up approval and payment to beneficiaries.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Accountant must hold a Bachelor (Hons)
    Degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Finance majoring in
    Accounting and possession of at least Level II of ACCA or CPA.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as an
    accountant in busy public sector organisation.
  • Personal Competencies:
    financial management; team work; planning organising and Coordination;
    effective communication; ethics and integrity; result orientation;
    computer literacy
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans should send written
applications with letters of recommendation from either the current or previous
employer(s) covering the last three consecutive years of employment, copies of
academic certificates & transcripts, previous and current appointment
letters, curriculum vitae, and a recent passport size colour photograph.
Applications should be addressed to:-
The Project Coordinator, Standard Gauge Railway Project,
P. O. Box 27756, Kampala. Uganda
Applications should be delivered to the …New Vision Offices…
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
    contacted and Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to
  • Candidates who present forged
    documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
  • Envelopes containing applications should
    be clearly marked with both the position applied for and duty station.
Deadline: 28th September 2016

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