Accountant IFAD PRELNOR Project Jobs – Ministry of Local Government

Job Title:    Accountant
Organisation: Ministry
of Local Government
Funding Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Project Name: Project
for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR)
Duty Station: Gulu,
Uganda
Reports to:
Financial Controller
About US:
The Government of
the Republic of Uganda has received a loan and a grant from the International
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Project for Restoration
of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR), and intends to apply some of
the proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR will cover the
districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya and Pader.
About PRELNOR Project:
The overall goal of
the PRELNOR is: Increased income, food security and reduced vulnerability of
poor rural households in the project area. This will be through increased
sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience of smallholder
farmers with increased and profitable access to domestic and export markets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The
Accountant will have the following responsibilities/duties:
  • Review all accounting entries, Confirm accuracy of additions and all
    other data on PVs, post them on the system, and stamp the PVs “paid”.
  • Support the Financial Controller in the preparation of Management
    Accounts in the form of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
    regarding aspects of Project Financial Monitoring bringing out variances
    and advising implementers as to the limits of expenditure so as to manage
    the overall treasury/cash flow planning aspects of the project; Follow-up
    the districts and other relevant implementing partners for expenditure
    justifications Review eligibility of expenditure in accordance with the
    financing agreement
  • Prepare “Red flag” reports on non-compliant implementing
    partners
  • Report on the operation of internal control system including budget
    controls and report any deviations Approve Petty Cash PVs
  • Prepare Bank Reconciliation statements, and make clear
    recommendations to resolve Reconciliation Items Support the Financial
    Controller in assessing compliance with Uganda Government laws and
    regulations governing the operation of the implementing institutions
    including accounting standards and the requirements for audits and
    financial reporting.
  • Review external auditor’s reports (Audit Opinions and management
    letters), including any qualifications and whether any concerns raised by
    auditors have been adequately addressed.
  • Review reports of IFAD/GoU supervision or review missions and
    follow-up on the implementation of agreed to actions.
  • Support the financial controller in preparation of reports to enable
    the withdrawal of funds from IFAD and GoU;
  • Evaluate the accounting software used in terms of its adequacy,
    suitability and recommend necessary
  • y changes, upgrading or modifications to the way the systems are
    configured and used. Ensure safe custody of the project’ financial
    documents
  • Review documented accounting procedures and accounting manuals of
    the Districts in terms of their adequacy for project activities, and
    correspondence between actual and documented procedures.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a full CPA or ACCA and a Bachelor’s
    degree in accounting.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience and skills
  • Knowledge of work planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong writing, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer-literate including accounting packages and well-versed in
    the use of Excel. Word and basic data base set-ups.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications accompanied
with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts
and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees to: Ag.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Worker’s House, 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 7037 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 7th September 2018
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