NGO Jobs – Senior Accountant at Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Job Title:   Senior Accountant
Organisation: Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Chief Accountant
About JCRC:
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 Senior Accountant will support various
projects in the functions of; budgeting preparation, monitoring and tracking of
all project expenditures and making regular reporting of such to both Project
Coordinators and the Finance Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Budget preparation,
monitoring and project financial reporting:
  • Prepare annual budgets for various projects.
  • In charge of monitoring, tracking and
    reporting of all project expenditures against budget on a monthly basis
    within the partner reporting deadlines.
  • Make periodic billing of all projects staff
    costs, general expenditures and reimbursements
  • Communicate to collaborators/partners of any
    changes within JCRC that may affect their budgets
  • Prepare and submit financial reports for the
    different projects in line with donor requirements.
  • Actively participate in the drafting of
    Annual financial statements by providing any required information
  • Prepare for internal and external audits for
    projects by ensuring compliance with partner rules and regulations and
    maintain all project files and ensure completeness, accuracy
  • Capture all project related transactions in
    the accounting systems
  • Capture and depreciate project assets in the
    finance management system.
  • Render support in the preparation of annual
    financial statements in accordance with IFRS.
2. Treasury Management:
  • Prepare cash flow forecast for various
    projects including revenue projections
  • Initiate bank transfers and ensure optimal
    foreign exchange dealing with bankers
  • Conduct regular reconciliations of all
    project bank accounts under your authority
  • Keenly track grant income and expenditure in
    line with grant budgets and advise fellow staff on progress and areas of
  • Communicate project requirements and
    guidelines to staff and other key stakeholders.
  • Validate and arrange payment files for
    various projects for timely reimbursement to eliminate operational
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned
    to you by your superiors from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should ideally hold a bachelor’s
    degree in accounting or any Business related degree course with a major in
  • Possession of profession qualification in
  • At least five years of progressive and
    professional accounting
  • Significant experience of coordinating
    finance and contractual compliance of donor funded programmes.
  • Practical knowledge of accounting software
    packages preferably NAV Dynamics.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills and should be a good team player.
  • Previous exposure and experience in drafting
    progress summaries for various projects identifying potential bottlenecks
    and corrective course of action.
  • Significant experience in dealing with
    international partners in a medical field is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
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
send via email combined in one PDF document to:
Deadline: 15th February, 2016

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