Accountant – IDI Core Laboratory Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

– IDI Core Laboratory
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
Manager – Financial Systems
Vacancy Code: ACLX01
About Us:
The Infectious Diseases
Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. 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.
Job Summary: The Accountant
– IDI Core Laboratory will certify that the IDI Core Laboratory’s financial
transactions are executed 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Records keeping and
  • 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
  • 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 accruing to Lab
  • Review
    requisitions before submitting to the procurement unit for Order
  • 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
  • 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 unpresented payments
    for over 3 months and errors on bank statements.
  • Scrutinize
    all petty cash statements for voracity and unusual entries and brings to
    the attention of the FM where necessary and review and checks all imprest
    refill requests before processing
  • Review
    the fixed Asset reconciliations and sign off on quarterly basis before
    passing it to FM

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) or Bachelor
    of Business Administration (BBA) (Finance/ Accounting) from a reputable
  • ACCA
    or CPA qualification (or in the process of being certified, level 2
  • Four
    years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting
    or auditing is required.
  • High
    levels 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
  • 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
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which should include
details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) referees plus telephone contact
to the following address. Please make sure that your application letter , CV
and certificates are attached as one document and indicate the Vacancy code as
the subject for your email
The Senior Human Resource
Infectious Diseases Institute —
IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala,
Email to:
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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