Senior Accountant Job at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Job Title: Senior Accountant

( Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) , Uganda )

The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) has signed an MoU with the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public health evaluations and training in Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to recruit the following personnel on a one year contract to be renewed depending on the availability of funds. All positions are based at Entebbe.

Job title: Senior Accountant

Reports to: Project Manager

Overall Purpose of Job:

The purpose of this position is to serve as UVRI Accountant for all CDC funded activities, expenses, and budgetary accounts. The incumbent will design, develop and execute the UVRI fiscal activity and budgeting based on project plans, available resources and a sound knowledge of operational practices of the PEPFAR-funded program activities. The incumbent ensures the adherence to budgetary and financial policies and guidelines. This involves provision of recommendations on short-term resource requirements, forecasts and projections on the various PEPFAR and CDC funded activities at UVRI.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

    * Develops and directs the execution of UVRI fiscal activity and budgeting based on project plans, resources available and a sound knowledge of operational practices.
    * Ensures that obligations incurred and resulting expenditures of funds are in accordance with pertinent grants management and GoU laws and regulations.
    * Oversees the entry of accounting data into a variety of accounting and financial management systems software, spread sheets, forms, schedules, and reports.
    * Prepares a variety of reports related to the status of funds and forecasting, expenses, obligations, employee level of effort and workload.
    * Reconciles accounts and makes adjustments as required to provide analysis of expenses, status of fund, and other financial data for the preparation of summary statements and reports.
    * Assists in the development of accounting procedures and resolves technical problems in executing a computerized, integrated accounting system.
    * Reviews historical financial operating data and trends to prepare and/or validate estimates.
    * Compiles and coordinates the preparation of materials for budget preparation.
    * Monitors control point expenditures In relation to planned levels
    * Prepares and provides all necessary documentation to support any financial data (i.e., indirect analysis, transfers of funds, and special authorizations) for anticipated audits.
    * Writes reports that identify noncompliance with regulations, inefficient operations, or improper practices.
    * Develops constructive recommendations for improvements to the financial position of the UVRI.

Required Knowledge:

    * HHS grants policy statement
    * USG grants management and monitoring
    * GoU procurement regulations
    * Other accounting and procurement best practice

Work experience requirements:

    * At least five years of progressively responsible experience in USG program accounting or auditing is required.
    * At least two years of this experience at supervisory level is required
    * Experience in financial and procurement management systems in an NGO setting

Education Requirements

    * Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business
    * Administration, and a professional qualification such as CPA (U), ACCA, CIMA with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in the public sector and/or an international organization.

Skills and attitude required:

    * Advanced level of analytical and computational ability to analyse, compile and present information in a concise manner
    * Knowledgeable about the PPOA rules and regulations
    * Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
    * Ability to work in a team- oriented and multi-cultural environment
    * Effective oral and written communication
    * Self-driven with a high sense of quality, efficiency and dedication

Experience: 5

How to apply:
Applications together with copies of academic certificates, transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating their contacts with e-mail and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address below not later than 5pm on Friday 30thNovember 2012: All positions attract competitive salaries.

More information available on request.

The Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute P.O.Box 49 Entebbe. Or hand delivered to his office Plot 51-59 Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 30th Nov 2012


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