Project Development Objective Project Accountant Jobs in Uganda

Project Development Objective Project Accountant Jobs in Uganda


  • To support the project coordination unit finance function in the day-to-day
    activities of budget execution, processing accounting transactions, providing updates on
    project expenditure and participating in preparation of periodic financial reports.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out analysis of payment requests/invoices and reconcile them with
    expenditure approvals, local purchase orders (LPO) and contracts.

  • Process and post payment transactions into financial management system in line with approved budget/work plans.

  • Process payments to service providers and remit statutory deduction to relevant authorities in accordance with operating guidelines.

  • Generate a summary of LPO from the financial management system / maintain list
    of contracts and prepare reports on outstanding payments / obligations on monthly basis and extract periodic commitment control reports.

  • Update expenditure control cards for contractual payments to ensure there are no
    contract over-runs

  • Prepare staff payroll and statutory deductions for remittance to the relevant authorities.

  • Review reimbursement claims submitted from the projects components and project
    implementation unit and processing payment in compliance with operational and financial procedures.

  • Review expenditure accountability documentation for completeness, adequacy and
    compliance with financial and operational guidelines.

  • Reconcile payment transactions entered into the system and generate Payment Vouchers for documentation and filing.

  • Prepare schedule of payments approved by the Financial Management Specialist (FMS) indicating period taken to complete payment process;

  • Perform monthly bank reconciliation and prepare reconciliation statements for review by the FMS

  • Participate in preparation of periodic progress management reports in accordance with GoU and World Bank guidelines.

  • Support preparation of annual statutory financial reports and accounts.

  • Generate expenditure reports on motor vehicle and telephone usage.

  • Participate in assets verification and stock taking exercises and update the project
    assets register and stores records as appropriate

  • Any other duties as will be assigned from
    time to time


  • Monthly report on outstanding invoices and payments to service providers

  • Well maintained filling system of payment documentation.

  • Updated advance register and listing of accountability from components

  • Monthly bank reconciliation statements

  • Payroll and update on statutory deduction returns

  • Updated assets register

  • Monthly expenditure reports on motor vehicle and telephone usage

    Qualifications, Experience and Key Competencies:

    Academic Qualifications:

  • Applicants should possess an honors degree in Accounting or Finance, Commerce, Business Administration ALL with a major in accounts;

  • Professional Qualification in Accountancy (e.g. CPA, ACCA)


  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the field of Finance and Accounting in public sector out of which at least two (2) years with donor funded project.

  • Computer literacy with knowledge in the use of Accounting Software Application, (e.g. Oracle Financials, Navision Microsoft Office) Knowledge of use Government of Uganda Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS)
    is an added advantage.

    Other Skills and Competences

  • Attention to detail and excellent follow through

  • Strong ethics, hands on approach

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills;

  • Proven high degree of honesty, integrity and versatility.

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight project targets

  • Good Interpersonal Skills and ability to relate well with a multiplicity of stakeholders.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Project Development Objective Project Accountant Jobs in Uganda

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