Project Accountant Job at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)


[ii] Scope of the position
The holder of this position is responsible for the accounting procedures
relating to projects funded by Development partners, and all aspects of
the Integrated computer based financial management system for Regional
accounts. The performance of the holder is thus reflected in the quality,
accuracy and timeliness of financial data and Reports and the
effectiveness of the logistical support given to other UNRA Projects and
Maintenance Stations.

[iii] Position relationships
The Project Accountant reports to the Financial Accountant, supervises
supporting Assistant Accountants and liaises with the relevant Project
Managers and Project Engineers responsible for Individual projects and

[iv) Key duties & responsibilities
1. Responsible for all systems of Financial Reporting and Internal
Control in relation to DCA requirements , Road Fund procedures
and provisions of the Financial Management Manual.
2. Prepares Cash flow projections for planning purposes and ensures
that funding from Donor Agencies and GOU are at all times
available to cover the payment of properly authorized certificates
from consultants and contractors.
3. Preparation of Financial Statements for Donor Funded Projects and
Road Maintenance Stations under his/her jurisdiction
4. Ensures that all DCA and GOU/Road Fund Audit Reports are
prepared on a timely and accurate basis and assists the external
auditors as necessary.
5. Undertakes all transactions relating to Cash and Bank. Monthly
Cash book and ledger reconciliation to Bank Statements.
6. Checks the coding of contractor and consultant payment
certificates and makes payment within the contractual timescale.
7. Puts in place initiatives that enhance Results oriented management
and good corporate Culture

[v] Person specification
The post holder must have a degree in economics, finance, business
studies, accounting, banking or business administration and should have
at least 3 years practical experience in a similar position.
[vi] Position Grade SG 4

How to Apply:
Salaries and Benefits:
Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of
Conditions for Applying:
Applications accompanied by:
(i) A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and
illustrated personal experience
(ii) Copies of testimonials (the applicant must endorse on each copy of the submitted
(iii) Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and
showing previous positions held;
(iv) Current salary;
(v) Three referees; and
(vi) Postal addresses and day time telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:
The Secretary of the Board of Directors
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Plot 5, Lourdel Road
P.O. Box 28487
Kampala, Uganda.
To reach the Secretary not later than 30 November 2012 at 17.00 hours. Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted.
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will lead to disqualification.
Those who applied before for the same positions should not re-apply.

Deadline: 30th Nov 2012


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