Senior Accountants at Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) in Uganda

Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is a national Ugandan organization that was established in 1991 as a medical institution and HIV AIDS Centre of Excellence specializing in medical research, health care and training. Vacancies exist for well qualified and experienced persons to be filled as indicated below:
The Senior Accountant reports to the Chief Accountant and his/her absence to the Finance Director. The Senior Accountant is responsible for operations and projects accounts which involve grants management, disbursement, accountability and timely/accurate preparation and submission of grants financial reports.
He/she will ensure that all staff’s salary payments are effectively and timely carried out as well as ensuring that all supplies’ costs are appropriately allocated.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Developing mechanisms for grant disbursement, accountability and reporting in line with donors / funders’ requirements
·         Guiding the project staff and other finance staff in finance management and reporting to enable effective and timely program implementation
·         Approving all grant disbursements and review all grant accountability for some project sub grantees
·         Tracking income and expenditure in line with grant budgets and advices projects staff on progress and areas of improvement
·         Analysing and reviewing grant general ledger transactions and ensuring timely and accurate reporting of grants to the donors / funders
·         Ensuring accurate Bank Reconciliation of all JCRC accounts as may be allocated
·         Overseeing finance accounting and accountability at the JCRC upcountry sites
·         Reviewing Cooperative Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) for each sub-grant and ensuring all agreements are complied with ensuring all the documentation for the specific grant(s) are in order.
·         Ensuring that all suppliers and staff salary payments are effectively and timely carried out as well as ensuring that all wage costs are appropriately allocated and apportioned to different projects /programmes and ensuring that all statutory obligations and other deductions are done.
·         Ensuring all JCRC payments and stores records including inventory are properly documented and that all invoices to partners / clients are produced accurately and on time
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A degree in Accounting or Business Administration and completed a professional accounting registration by the accounting bodies such as ACCA, CIMA and CPA.
·         A 5-year progressive and professional accounting experience of which 2 years should have been in Civil Society Fund (CSF) and USAID funded projects. Experience in supervision of grant and fund accounting, payroll administration, financial reporting, processing payments and invoice management is highly essential.
Other Terms and Conditions: The position will be remunerated in line with the remuneration system at JCRC. The salary will depend on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply:
Applications and supporting documents including copies of academic qualifications and curriculum vitae (CV) indicating names plus telephone contacts of three professional referees should either be posted to:
Manager; Human Resource & Development, Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), Plot 101, Lubowa Hill, Entebbe Road, P.O. Box 10005, Kampala OR sent by email to:
The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Thursday 12th July 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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