Hub Accountant Job Careers – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries


Job Title:        Hub Accountant

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Project Name:
National Oil Palm Project (NOPP)

Duty Station:

Reports to:
Hub Manager


About US:

The Government of
Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Palm Project
(NOPP). The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal
Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with
other agencies, private sector and farmer Organisations.


Job Summary:
The Hub Accountant, reporting to Hub Manager will ensure a high performing
accounting and finance department, with efficient operating systems to
facilitate implementation of project activities at the Hub .


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the activities of the finance department and coordinate the
    process of corporate financial planning, budgeting, control and reporting.
  • Ensure systems and accounting records are set up properly,
    accurately, complying with statutory requirements.
  • Advise management on financial implications of business activities
    and initiatives to maximize profitability and or take corrective actions
    where necessary.
  • Ensure that accurate and timely preparation of management and
    monthly reports is carried out.
  • Responsible for managing the Hub cash flows, banking relationships
    and facilities, including negotiating new facilities where required.
  • Spear head the planning and budgeting process of the hub
  • Ensure that internal controls are in place and reviewed periodically
    for effectiveness and suitability.
  • Ensure availability of adequate funds for project activities at the
    Hub by submitting timely workplans and budgets and accountability of all
    funds previously released, to the PMU.
  • Undertake monthly reconciliations and prepare financial reports and
    advise the Hub Manager on the financial status of the Hub, and ensure
    timely submission of the reports to the NOPP PMU.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal, audit, tax and contractual
  • Payroll for hub staff prepared and statutory deductions made.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Hub Manager from time to


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance,
    (BBA) Business Studies majoring in Accounting, Commerce majoring in
    Accounting, or relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Completed ACCA/CPA training
  • At least five years’ experience in accounting
  • Competence in the design and use of spread sheets
  • Experience of financial management practices in rural development
  • At least a credit in Mathematics at O-Level
  • Knowledge in the Government of Uganda financial management and
    accounting procedures
  • Competence in the use of computer based financial management
  • Experience of Financial Management practices in rural development
    project is added advantage.
  • Be a Ugandan citizen with a National Identification card
  • Have general knowledge of project and business management with
    emphasis on work planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Be computer literate and well versed in the use of word, excel and
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to take initiative and work
    with minimal supervision to meet deadlines;
  • Be fluent in English – written and oral and demonstrate excellent
    report writing skills;
  • Possess advanced advocacy, communication and negotiation skills and
    ability to work as a team member;
  • Be conversant with rural development strategies and gender equity;
  • Have a working knowledge of GOU policies, operations and reforms;


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their written applications with copies of academic credentials,
testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of
three (03) referees should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand delivered to the Ministry
Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe P.O. Box 102 Entebbe. Uganda


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Deadline: Monday 12th October, 2020 by 4.00pm


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