Accountant Job at Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA)

Vacancy title: Accountant


Category: Accounting & Finance

Jobs at: Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA)

Deadline of this Job: 3rd January 2020  

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

The Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) is a coalition body of the private sector players in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sub-sector of Uganda, whose key mandate is to avail a platform for actors to merge synergies and improve the business environment in the sector. UNREEEA seeks to fill the position of ACCOUNTANT to oversee its administrative systems. .

Job Responsibilities:
• Oversee day-to-day coordination of financial activities ensuring cost efficiency.
• Maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports (tables) that are appropriate for the secretariat and funding partners in accordance with accounting principles.
• Prepare budget estimates for all project activities, trainings/workshops/seminar;
• Ensure the financial transactions are properly authorized, recorded, and have adequate supporting documentation,
• Review, arrange payment and record all the Alliance expenditure’s vouchers in accordance with financial regulations of UNREEEA.
• File all financial documents and prepare necessary conditions to work with audit teams or financial inspection agencies as required;
• Review reporting system for effective monitoring of finances of UNREEEA and recommend improvements accordingly.
• Ensure statutory requirements of the organization are met including filling of annual returns and submission of PAYE, NSSSF and other relevant taxes on time
• Provide guidance and update other Secretariat staff at the UNREEEA on financial and accounting procedures and regulations.
• Prepare monthly payroll functions to ensure employees are paid in a timely and recommend to the Management for the authorization of Payments.
• Follow up donor commitments to ensure timely disbursement of funding; reconcile bank and other accounts.
• Ensure that adequate financial controls are in place to maintain propriety and proper accountability of expenditures
• Prepare procurement plan for all secretariat assets;
• Draft TORs, bidding documents for all project tender packages;
• Carry out procedures regarding procurement, bid evaluation and selection in accordance with UNREEEA regulations;
• Participate in the Procurement committee as Secretary and advise relevant persons on financial aspects of the bids.
• In addition to the main areas of work, the Accountant is expected to carry out all specific tasks related to accounting and procurement of the as secretariat as assigned by the supervisor
• Annual and quarterly secretariat budget plans timely developed and approved.
• The secretariat timely settlement of advances and submission of reports.
• Budget estimation and advance are made available for timely implementation of project activities; Secretariat financial reports prepared and approved as required;
• Personal income tax procedures carried out as requested by the Tax Agency.
• No critical audit findings in secretariat finance management;
• Requests for ad-hoc financial reports or project disbursement explanations from the donors or authorized state agencies timely granted;
• Equipment and service needed for project implementation procured in compliance with regulations.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration (Finance, Accounting Options), Economics, or relevant field.
• Professional Qualifications: Chartered/Certified Accountant fully qualified in (CPA, ACCA) is a must.
• Required Skills and Competences
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a finance functions in a NGO setting.
• Ability to interpret financial procedures, standards and their application;
• Knowledge of accounting software preferably QuickBooks is a must;
• Ability to work independently, with Integrity to be able to handle cash and related transactions.
• Attention to detail to scrutinize financial & other information documents before decision making.
• Demonstrated experience in procurement, preparation of financial reports & budget variance analysis.
• Be a team player & Proficiency in use of MS Office and effective communication both oral and written English.

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their cover letters and CV to; (addressed to the Chief Executive Officer): Deadline: 3rd January 2020: Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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