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Job advert – Project Accountant

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a semi-autonomous government agency operating in partnership with the private sector and the Government of Uganda to drive national economic growth and development. The Authority was set up by an Act of Parliament (Investment Code 1991, which was later revised to the Edition 2000 Laws of Uganda) 2019 with the aim of promoting and facilitating private sector investment in Uganda.

The ability of the Authority to fulfill its mandate primarily lies in the way in which its Human Resource is managed from the point of entry, stay, exit and post-exit. It is a policy of UIA to attract and retain a highly qualified and competitive workforce to fulfill its mandate and hence the need to fill the vacant positions.

UIA seeks to recruit highly-skilled, experienced, and motivated qualified individuals to fill the following position:

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

Reporting

The Project Accountant shall report to the Project Manager.

Working relations

Liaises with the EPC Contractor, Project Management Team and other relevant project stakeholders.

Purpose of the job

The Project Accountant shall be responsible for the project expenditures and project financial reporting as per the Project’s Finance and Accounting Procedures manual and the approved budgets.

Key areas of focus

  1. Project’s CAPEX and OPEX Budgets;
  2. Processing of all project operational expenditure payments;
  3. Maintenance of all expenditure records;
  4. Reconciled Expenditure reports.
  5. All financial periodic reports / statements as maybe required.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Accountant shall be expected to carry out the following duties and responsibilities;

  1. Assist the Project Manager in preparing and updating all project budgets;
  2. Undertake the role of BoU Project Account agent;
  3. Processing of all project operational expenditure payments;
  4. Managing of all project petty cash transactions;
  5. Handling of URA transactions and all other statutory tax deductions on all project payments;
  6. Properly filing project payment vouchers and safe custody of all project payment records;
  7. Carryout monthly reconciliation of all project CAPEX and OPEX expenditures;
  8. Preparation of periodic project financial statements.
  9. Preparation of periodic budget performance reports.
  10. Assist the Project Manager in securing accountabilities of all project expenditures;
  11. Any other duties that may be assigned.

Outputs

The Project Accountants’ measurable outputs shall include;

  1. Project deliverables such as Project’s CAPEX and OPEX Budgets;
  2. Processing of all project capital and operational expenditure payments;
  3. Reconciled expenditure records;
  4. Project expenditure accountabilities;
  5. Project financial statements;
  6. Project periodic performance and monitoring reports.

Qualifications

The Project Accountant shall possess a minimum of the following;

  1. An honors Bachelors in Accounting or Finance. 
  2. Professional qualification of CPA or ACCA is a MUST.
  3. Membership to a professional association is a MUST.

Experience

The Project Accountant shall possess;

  1. A minimum of 3+ years’ work experience in financial management or accounting on similar projects.

Skills and Competencies

The Project Accountant should possess;

  1. Ability to work with minimal supervision with strong organizational skills; 
  2. Report writing and oral communication skills; 
  3. Must be results-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels integrity; 
  4. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills;
  5. Attention to detail skills;
  6. Competencies with MS Office and other professional software are a MUST.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications with updated CVs, certified academic certificates, and transcripts no later than Friday, 28th January 2022 by 5:00 pm addressed to;

The Director-General,

Uganda Investment Authority,

UIA Kampala Industrial & Business Park (Namanve) Office

P.O Box 7418, Kampala.

                                             Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Those who had applied for these positions in July 2020 are encouraged to Re-apply.