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Job Tittle: Project Accountant

About EQE Project:
Plan Uganda received funding from Educate a Child (EAC) to implement a four-year project in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) through the District Education Offices in Lira and Kamuli.
The Project aims to support 60,000 out of school children (OOSC) to enroll and stay in school over a four-year duration with a special focus on girls, children with disabilities, children affected by conflict, children living in extreme poverty and orphans.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Support to Project Team:
  • Take lead and oversee annual project budget preparations
  • Enforce financial controls, processes and procedures
  • Act as a liaison for financial management and system development in consultation with the supervisor.
  • Coordinate financial support to the partners in preparing financial reports
2. Accounting Processes, Coordination and Service Delivery:
  • Monitor transactions with partners
  • Review and monitor advance payments at all levels
  • Ensure adequate budget review before signing voucher payments
  • Ensure proper cash disbursement vouchers, cash receipts and pay roll are accurately and timely completed for authorization before posting is made
  • Oversee any project audits and implement recommendations thereafter.
  • Reconcile GL reports and monitor advances register and partner advances
3. Treasury and Banking:
  • Ensure cheque books are properly handled
  • Establish control cash registers where need be
  • Review and coordinate bank reconciliations
  • Prepare payment transfers
  • Ensure a well coordinated process for cash forecast monthly and quarterly basis fo each partner
  • Review and monitor advance payments at all levels
4. Grants and Budget Compliance:
  • Consolidate and submit quarterly financial reports in accordance with donor requirements.
  • Participate in annual work planning process with a focus on budget preparation
  • Analyse financial reports and provide recommendations to the Project Manager on planning
  • Perform any other tasks in accordance to the project expectations.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in accounting or its equivalent.
  • Previous experience in grants management
  • A minimum of three to five years’ computerized accounting experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Strong management and analytical skills
  • Good computer literacy skills particularly proficiency in the use of accounting packages
How to Apply for the job:
All suitably qualified candidates should submit electronic copies (of not more than 2MB) of letters of application, together with a CV, Contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history should be included and sent to the undersigned.
The Country Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda Email: [email protected]
NB: Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in case you do not hear from us by 30th January, 2014.
As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign. Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 20th December, 2013

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