Finance Manager Job Vacancy – Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Job Title:  Finance Manager
Organisation: Joint
Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
Finance & Administration
About JCRC:
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.
Job Summary: The Finance
Manager will be responsible for the overall effective financial management and
ensuring control service to JCRC. He/she provides an effective oversight of
organizational and project finance management services, which follow JCRC’s
policies and procedures, also plans and directs programs of the Finance
function and provides sound financial advice to the Board, Executive Director and
senior management. The finance manager also oversees particular financial
management functions with the focus on accounting, budget control, Grant and
cash management functions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    that all financial operations are in line with JCRC Prescribed financial
  • In
    consultation with the Director Finance & Administration and Executive
    Director, oversee the day-to-day accounting activities of JCRC;
  • Actively
    coordinate implementation of financial policies, practices and procedures
    in order to ensure compliance;
  • Ensure
    prudent control of income and expenditures and conduct of general
    financial administration;
  • Ensure
    timely preparation and submission of financial reports and billing to
    various stakeholders in accordance with specified formats;
  • Ensure
    that all finance staff are fully utilizing the financial information
    management system for data entry, reporting and future analysis;
  • Manage
    the financial relationships with external parties like External Auditors.
  • Offer
    technical support and guidance to JCRC personnel in regards to financial
    decision making processes; further build JCRC’s staff capacity in
    financial and donor management
  • Supervise
    and prepare periodical financial management reports for JCRC management
  • Support
    the Director Finance & Administration in developing, implementing and
    monitoring long-term financial plans, goals and objectives focused on
    achieving the JCRC’s mission.
  • Mentors,
    guides and supervise staff within the finance function against appropriate
    performance standards and provide mechanisms for performance improvement.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold an advanced degree in Accounting or
    Business Administration/ Management with a bias in Accounting and a member
    of professional accounting bodies (ACCA, CPA, CIMA, etc).
  • Five
    or more years of progressively responsible and professional accounting
    experience at the same level preferably in a non-governmental organization
  • Strong
    working experience in managing different donor funded projects (including
  • Broad
    knowledge and experience in budgeting and budget monitoring practices and
    methods is a must;
  • Significant
    experience in principles and practices in effective procurement and contract
    management areas;
  • Strong
    experience in being able to prepare, analyze and make sound
    recommendations on complex financial data and operations, being able to
    quickly evaluate investment options and make sound, prudent investment
    recommendations consistent with JCRC’s policy, and share the
    recommendations with the finance and non-finance staff and or
  • Proven
    ability to create and maintain successful working partnerships with
    donors, local government, and partners;
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal skills, and possess exceptional writing and
    presentation skills;
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their 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, Uganda OR sent via
email to:
Deadline: 14th November, 2014
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