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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Accountant-IDI Core Laboratory Job at Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Accountant-IDI Core Laboratory

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI )

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 27th April 2018

Duty Station:

Job details:
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI ) is to build capacity of health systems in Africa for the delivery of sustainable, high quality care and prevention of HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases through training, research, and advanced clinical services. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
In order to achieve the above, IDI wishes to recruit a highly motivated employee as indicated below;

Post: Accountant-IDI Core Laboratory
Vacancy code: ACLX01
Reports to: Finance Manager
Classification: full time
Job Summary: The purpose of the job is to certify that the lDl Core Laboratory's financial transactions are executes as required following IFRS Standards and records properly maintained, to ensure that the accounts are accurate, reliable, free from misstatement and error are reconciled at every month end.
Duties and responsibilities
Records keeping and Administration;
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained on payments made by the Lab to various payees, on revenue invoices issued by the Lab to various payees and a record of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Participating in issuing various accounting documents like payment vouchers, receipts, invoices etc.
  • Customer billing; Prepare Monthly billings to Customers and ensure dispatch on timely basis and compiling financial information on revenues aching to Lab
  • Review requisitions before submitting to the procurement unit for Order processing
  • Witness receiving of goods supplied before keeping in the store
  • Prepare payments by verifying documents
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.
  • Ensuring prompt remittance of all rates and taxes‘
  • Ensuring compliance with the entity's financial management procedures
  • Participating in preparation of the Annual budget
  • Ensuring timely submission of expense reports, bank reconciliations and any other periodic reports.
  • Provide input to responses to internal and external auditors observations in the review of entity's financial and administrative practices and records
Accounts reconciliations & periodic reporting;
  • Presents monthly control Account reconciliations for review by the Financial manager
  • Produce month end reports (Balance sheet, income and expenditure and cash flow statements for the review by the Finance Manager (FM) and cash flow projections for use by management,
  • Lead on the monthly stock taking exercise, reconciliation and discusses the outcome with the FM
  • Prepare monthly bank and cash reconciliations, follow up on presented payments for over 3 months and errors on bank statements.
  • Scrutinize all petty cash statements for veracity and unusual entries and brings to the attention of the FM where necessary and review and checks all impress refill requests before processing
  • Review the fixed Asset reconciliations and sign off on quarterly basis before passing it to FM
Required Competencies and Skills and Knowledge
  • High level of professionalism
  • Planning and Organizing skills
  • Teamwork.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with and managing Sub- grantees
  • Knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and IFRS :
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and managing budgets and fiscal control principles :
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and monitoring systems and capacity building of external stakeholders
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets
Qualification Requirements;
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Finance/ Accounting) from a reputable lnstitufion/University
  • ACCA or CPA qualification (or in the process of being certified, level 2minimum).
  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting or auditing is required.
Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their Cvs, which should include details of email address (it any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 27th April 2018. (Email your application and CV to  and let’s save the environment).
Key Notes:
  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other lees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates we attached as one document
  •  Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. The Senior Human Resource Manager infectious Diseases Institute— IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda