Fresher Assistant Accountant Jobs – Ministry of Water and Environment

Job Title:   Assistant Accountant (Fresher Jobs)    

Organisation: Ministry of Water and Environment

Project Name: Farm Income Enhancement And Forestry Conservation Programme Project 3 (FIEFOC 3)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Accountant


About US:

The Government of Uganda (GoU) represented by the Ministry of Water and Environment has received financing from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to implement the Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation (FIEFOC) Programme (Project 3): Irrigation Schemes Development Project in Unyama, Namalu, and Sipi regions. The project specific objective is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development.


Job Summary:  The Assistant Accountant will support the planning and execution of budgeting and financial accounting functions of the project. Actively using financial data to inform and assess the progress and results of activities implemented under the project in accordance with the financial rules and procedures of the Government of Uganda, Islamic Development Bank and BADEA.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparation and consolidation of annual and periodic project work plans & budgets together with Component teams.
  • Support to prepare and review the budgeted and actual annual cash flows and report variances and utilization of project funds for management consideration.
  • Enter financial transactions into  the  Integrated Financial Management system (IFMS).
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation, financial statements and periodic disbursement reports
  • Support preparation of disbursement applications including timely and accurate Statements of Expenditure of the Special Accounts as per disbursement guidelines.
  • Assist to conduct financial monitoring and supervision of district local governments (DLGs) that have special accounts on a regular basis and provide capacity building in terms of budgeting, financial management and reporting.
  • Support preparation of periodic financial reports, consolidated project financial statements as required by the IsDB and other stakeholders.
  • Provide support to the Annual Financial Audit process by external auditors as required by the applicable Accounting and Auditing standards.
  • Ensure a proper filing system is in place and security of project documents
  • Manage and maintain project assets including project vehicles and other project facilities
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project Accountant and National Project Coordinator.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or a related qualification.
  • A CPA qualification will be an added advantage
  • A working experience of at least four (4) years in accounting and financial management in Government or a donor funded Project.
  • Experience in IsDB funded projects is an added advantage.
  • Candidate should be able to work independently – with minimum supervision and guidance from supervisors.
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Knowledgeable of Government of Uganda Accounting and Administrative procedures, rules and regulations. Experience in use of the Integrated Financial Management System or any other similar Accounting
  • Software and Microsoft Office applications.


How to Apply:

All applications must be accompanied with recent CVs detailing work experience, present position, current remuneration, professional and educational qualifications. Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and email) of three (3) referees.


Applications should be physically delivered to the address;


The Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Water and Environment,

P.O Box 20026

Plot 3-7 Kabalega Crescent, Off Old Portbell Road, Luzira, Kampala. Uganda


Deadline: 13th June, 2023


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