Job Title: 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:

  • Project’s CAPEX and OPEX Budgets
  • Processing of all project operational expenditure payments
  • Maintenance of all expenditure records
  • Reconciled Expenditure reports
  • All financial periodic reports/statements as may be required

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The Project Accountant shall be expected to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Project Manager in preparing and updating all project budgets
  • Undertake the role of BoU Project Account agent
  • Processing of all project operational expenditure payments
  • Managing all project petty cash transactions
  • Handling of URA transactions and all other statutory tax deductions on all project payments
  • Properly filing project payment vouchers and safe custody of all project payment records
  • Carry out monthly reconciliation of all project CAPEX and OPEX expenditures
  • Preparation of periodic project financial statements
  • Preparation of periodic budget performance reports
  • Assist the Project Manager in securing accountabilities of all project expenditures
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Outputs: The Project Accountant’s measurable outputs shall include:

  • Project deliverables such as Project’s CAPEX and OPEX Budgets
  • Processing of all project capital and operational expenditure payments
  • Reconciled expenditure records
  • Project expenditure accountabilities
  • Project financial statements
  • Project periodic performance and monitoring reports

Qualifications: The Project Accountant shall possess a minimum of the following:

  • An honors Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance.
  • Professional qualification of CPA or ACCA is a MUST.
  • Membership to a professional association is a MUST.

Experience: The Project Accountant shall possess:

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

Skills and Competencies: The Project Accountant should possess:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision with strong organizational skills
  • Report writing and oral communication skills
  • Must be results-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of integrity
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills
  • Attention to detail skills
  • 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 not later than Monday, 25th March 2024 by 5:00 pm.

All applications must be addressed and delivered to: The Director General, Uganda Investment Authority, 6th Floor, Uganda Business Facilitation Centre (UBFC) Plot 1, Baskerville Avenue, Kololo P.O. Box 7418, Kampala, Uganda

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