Senior Accountant – Sub Granting NGO Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Accountant – Sub Granting
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
Manager – Financial Systems
Vacancy Code: SASGX01
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 Senior
Accountant – Sub Granting, is responsible for the efficient financial
management of IDI’s sub grants. S/he liaises with the respective Grants Manager
in ensuring sub grantee compliance with donor financial reporting requirements
and develops plans for building the capacity of IDI finance staff and sub
grantees in financial management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develops
    a monitoring tool for all sub grantee advances and manages liquidity in
    order to ensure the availability of funds and continuity of sub grant
  • Reviews
    cash requests of sub grantees and ensures timely disbursement of advances
  • Ensures
    timely receipt of sub grantee financial reports and capturing of sub
    grantee expenses in the accounting system
  • Develops
    a quarterly review schedule and manages unit resources to ensure that
    reviews are conducted within a reasonable time
  • Reviews
    reconciliations of sub grantee advances versus expenses reported
  • Liaises
    with Grants Manager to ensure sub grantee compliance with Ugandan GAAP and
    donor requirements for financial reporting
  • Develops
    a capacity-building plan to strengthen sub grantee in financial
    management. Co-ordinates, and conducts trainings for sub grantees
  • Liaises
    with grants to ensure closeout procedures are properly applied in a timely
    manner to sub grantees in order to limit financial losses to all parties.
  • Participates
    in pre-award assessments of new sub grantees
  • Supervises,
    mentors and trains finance staff in the sub granting unit.
  • Supports
    in ensuring VAT claims for all USG funded sub grantees are compiled on
  • Co-ordinates
    audits in relation to sub grantees
  • Builds
    networks and ensures good working relationships through balanced and
    efficient communication
  • Performs
    any other sub grants and finance tasks as may be assigned from time to

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) or Bachelor
    of Business Administration (BBA) (Finance/ Accounting) degree from a
    reputable Institution/University. A Post Graduate qualification would be
    an added advantage.
  • ACCA
    (Professional Level) or CPA (Level 3) qualification.
  • Four
    years of progressively responsible experience in 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
  • The
    successful candidate should be able and willing to travel to IDI’s regions
    of operation (Central, Midwest, West Nile and Northern) at least 30% of
    the time.
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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