Accountant Job Placement – Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Job Title:         Accountant
Organisation: Uganda Virus
Research Institute (UVRI)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Senior
About US:
Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is one of the constituent
research institutions under the Uganda National Health Research Organization
(UNHRO). UVRI has a broad mission to carry out scientific investigations on
communicable diseases of public health importance and to advise government on
strategies for their control and prevention.
About EACCR-2:
UVRI was recently awarded a European Developing Countries Clinical
Trials Partnership 2 (EDCTP 2) grant aimed to strengthen regional clinical
trials research capacity in HIV, Malaria, TB and Neglected Infectious Diseases
(NID) through the establishment of a Network of Excellence called the East
African Consortium for Clinical Research-2 (EACCR-2).  EACCR-2 brings together institutions from six
East African countries and eight Northern partners and constitutes several
health research and academic institutions in research management at UVRI. 
Job Summary:  The Accountant will actively contribute
to the maintenance of an efficient and reliable grants management system,
reporting to the Senior Accountant. 
He/she examines all financial documentation relevant to the financial
transactions to ensure accuracy and completeness in accountability, maintains
internal controls on all financial transactions. The incumbent will also
maintain the manual and electronic filing and storage system of all finance
related documents and participate in production of reports from the system.
Key Duties and
Updates and maintains all financial records to
ensure proper documentation, compliance with grants cost principles, policies
of UVRI and the conditions of individual grant awards, and audit readiness
Maintains accounts receivables for all official
activity advances
Prepares the adjusting journals and seeks for
their approval before posting is made
Prepares and issues Accounts Receivable demand
notes to staff and ensures that receivables from staff are promptly recovered,
recorded and reconciled
Keenly reviews all financial invoices from a
variety of sources to ensure proper authorizations and conformance with the
procurement procedures
Checks all computations on invoices and
supporting documentation for accuracy before submitting for final payment
Maintains a complete filing system of all
payments made and corresponding supporting documents
Assists the Cashier in Cash and Bank management
Supports the Senior Accountant all grant
accounting functions

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Accounting, Business administration, and professional qualification
of  CPA (U),  ACCA
A minimum of five years of progressively
responsible experience in NGO or similar accounting or auditing is required
Previous experience in automated accounting and
procurement management systems in an NGO or similar setting, preferably
including Quick Books
Experience in GoU procurement and travel
The applicant should have good working knowledge
of Accounting and cash management best practices
GoU procurement regulations
Knowledgeable in procurement and petty cash
management procedures
Ability to perform multiple tasks
Ability to work in a team
Advanced oral and written communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications with the following: an updated C.V., detailed, with names and
contacts (e-mail and phone) of two work-related referees with copies of
academic certificates, and transcripts. The interested candidates should submit
their applications in a sealed envelope to:
The Director,
Uganda Virus Research Institute,
P.O. Box 49, Entebbe. Uganda
Email to:
OR Hand-deliver to his office at Plot 51-59, Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.
Deadline: 31st
October 2017 by 5:00PM
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