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Project Accountant Job at Danish Embassy

Job title : Project Accountant
The Danish Embassy in Kampala seeks to recruit a project accountant for our work on Accountability,
Civic Engagement and Rights. As our new colleague, you will work within the Grant Financial
Management team.
Key responsibilities:
 Bookkeeping expenses and income, in particular relating to Danida development programmes.
 Support with solid grant management of development funds. This entails financial control of
funds, preparing status notes on spending by partners, and reconcile data from audit reports
with fund transfers
 Assist in monitoring Danida programme disbursements against budgets and commitments
 Enter data in Danida-specific grant management system to keep track on funds committed,
funds transferred and funds spent.
 Contact to local auditors
 Carry out regular visits to partners and conduct financial monitoring using specific Embassy
 Procurement of supplies for the Embassy
 Processing of approved bills and invoices for payment, including bank transfers for partners
 Bank, cash and general ledger account reconciliations
 Ensure timely compliance with relevant statutory regulations incl. those of the URA
 Ensure proper filing of all accounting records and documentation
 Preparing VAT and Duty-Free tax claims
 Monitoring and processing payments for utilities
 Other relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications & Experience:
 A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Commerce
 A professional qualification in Accountancy – ACCA or CPA
 A minimum of 2 years post-qualification working experience in Accounts – preferably working with
an International Development Organisation
Knowledge and skills:
 Experience using the Accounting System ‘Navision’ would be an advantage
 Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
 A broad knowledge and interest in the area of development assistance and aid effectiveness
 A high degree of accuracy
 Strong analytical skills
 A good understanding of the Ugandan tax laws and how they apply to diplomatic missions and
development partners
 Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
 Ability to independently carry out the full range of accounting tasks – with minimum support
and supervision
 Ability to work efficiently in a team-based, multi-cultural environment
 Knowledge of Danish will be considered a special advantage
Behavioral Competencies:
 Unwavering integrity
 Strong interpersonal skills
 Proactive enthusiasm
 Attention to detail
 Versatility
 A highly organized and dependable personality with a strong sense of confidentiality
What we offer
 An exciting position with meaningful work and great responsibility
 Influence of own tasks and planning of work and a high level of independence in the performance
of tasks
 Committed colleagues working together in an open and informal environment
 A work week of 37 hours and competitive compensation package, including attractive pension
and health insurance scheme
Expected commencement date is 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is
fixed-term, ending 31 December 2027, with a possibility for renewal.
How to apply
To apply please send your application to email address with the subject
“DK – Project Accountant”.
The application should consist of 1) A cover letter explaining how your past experience relates to the key
responsibilities listed above, 2) A CV, including contact details for 3 work-related referees
Your E-mail must not exceed 2 MB.
Please only email the 2 required documents above, do not attach copies of certificates, diplomas or
reference letters, also do not attach photographs to your CV or cover letter.
All relevant applicants are encouraged to apply for the position, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity,
personal background, etc.
While we appreciate all applicants for their interest in working with us, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted.
The deadline for receiving applications is 5 PM on the 31 July 2023


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