Accountant Jobs – Mbale Clinical Research Institute (MCRI)

Job Title:      Accountant
Organisation: Mbale
Clinical Research Institute (MCRI )
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Senior Accountant
About US:
Mbale Clinical
Research Institute is a clinical research institute taking part in evidence
based clinical trials, biomedical research, trainings and capacity building
across East and Central Uganda. Currently running a number of studies on key
research areas in health and medicine including REACH project, COAST, TRACT,
PAC, FLACSAM, PMS project, TABS, and several other upcoming projects.
Job Summary:   The Accountant will provide the required
support in finance and administration of the institute.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for all bookkeeping including handling and
    reconciliation of petty cash.
  • Assist the Senior Accountant in reconciling supplier and customer
    accounts by receiving and reviewing invoices/payment requests submitted
    for payments.
  • Prepare requisitions in accordance with laid down procedures for
    services received by the Institute.
  • Maintain a filling system relating to all financial and
    administration information/ documents of the Institute.
  • Ensuring that all processes are followed and all correct forms and
    documents are completed according to the relevant processes and dully
    signed, prior to effecting payments.
  • Ensure payment documents are properly and promptly stamped as
  • Assist the Senior Accountant to record financial transactions in the
    SAGE Accounting software to ensure that projects reflect complete
    expenditures for the month.
  • Ensure all new assets are properly tagged before they are dispatched
    to users.
  • In consultation with the Senior Accountant, organize and maintain
    MCRI store records.
  • Updating and implementing all necessary business policies and
    accounting practices; improving the finance department’s overall policy
    and procedure manual.
  • Undertake any other duties as shall be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Professional accounting qualifications- CPA Level 3 but CPA level 4
  • A graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance
    or other relevant discipline is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience doing accounting work
  • Hands on experience in the use of spreadsheets and donor fund
  • Understanding the application of Generally accepted accounting
    principles and Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Knowledge and experience in computerized accounting systems.
  • Skills in Basic Accounting and Bookkeeping.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in performing the Finance
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Fluent in English- written and spoken.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines, support team members and uphold
    team spirit.
How to Apply:
 If you are the right candidate, please send
your application letter plus the following:
  • An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience
    (presented in relation to each of the responsibilities and each of the
    experience areas listed above)
  • Recommendation from the previous/current Employer with the contact.
  • The names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact
    telephone number of each of them.
  • Copies of Academic certicates and transcripts for O’ Level.
  • The names and contacts of your immediate supervisor(s) in your
    current or immediate previous jobs.
  • Your daytime contact telephone number; and
  • A statement and proof of current remuneration Package
Please submit your
application electronically to:
The Human Resource
Mbale Clinical
Research Institute
Plot 29-33, Pallisa
Road, P.O Box 1966, Mbale
Tel: +256 454660416
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted by 18th April 2019 and interview will take place
between 23rd -25th April 2019.
Deadline: 17th April 2019
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