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Finance Assistant job at Joint Clinical Research Centre

Organization:

Joint Clinical Research Centre

About the Organization:

The Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) is an autonomous organization that was established in 1991 as a limited liability not-for-profit joint venture between the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Defence and Makerere University Medical School (now Makerere College of Health Sciences). The Centre was established to respond to the HIV/AIDS challenge which was at the peak by that time. At its inception, the centre was supported by a grant from the Ugandan Government that was used to renovate the initial building that housed the JCRC offices at Bulange, Mengo and provided the basic equipment to start work.

JCRC pioneered the use of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa as early as 1992 through a research project to determine the lowest effective dose of Zidovudine. Thereafter, JCRC set up a network model to increase access to ART treatment in the country. This was a case study for the PEPFAR program culminating into the Centre becoming the first recipient of a 7-year USAID/PEPFAR grant to expand access to ART in Uganda. The Centre has undertaken several landmark research trials that have shaped HIV/AIDS policies/treatment guidelines worldwide.
Over the years, JCRC has continued to expand her services both in terms of services offered and geographical presence across Uganda.

Job Description

Joint Clinical Research Centre seeks dynamic, motivated and innovative candidates for the position of a Finance Assistant in the USAID LPHS Kigezi & Lango project based in Kigezi.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Financial Data Entry: Input financial transactions into accounting software or spreadsheets accurately and timely.

  • Invoice Processing: Generate and process invoices, ensuring accuracy and adherence to billing schedules.

  • Expense Management: Assist in monitoring and recording expenses, verifying receipts, and processing expense reports.

  • Accounts Payable and Receivable: Support in managing accounts payable by processing vendor invoices and accounts receivable by issuing invoices and tracking payments.

  • Bank Reconciliation: Assist in reconciling bank statements with company records to ensure accuracy and identify discrepancies.


  • Financial Reporting: Assist in preparing financial reports such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.

  • Budgeting Support: Provide support in budget preparation, monitoring, and variance analysis.

  • Financial Analysis: Assist in analyzing financial data and preparing reports to support decision-making processes.

  • Auditing Support: Assist in preparing documentation and providing support during internal and external audits.

  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with financial regulations and company policies in all financial activities.

  • Administrative Support: Provide general administrative support to the finance department, such as filing, organizing documents, and managing correspondence.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Basic Accounting Knowledge: Understanding of fundamental accounting principles and concepts.

  • Attention to Detail: Ability to accurately input and review financial data with a high level of precision.

  • Numerical Skills: Strong numerical aptitude and proficiency in mathematics.

  • Organizational Skills: Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload effectively.

  • Communication Skills: Effective written and verbal communication skills to interact with colleagues and external parties.

  • Computer Skills: Proficiency in using accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, SAP) and Microsoft Excel for data entry and analysis.

  • Ethical Conduct: Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity in handling financial information.


  • Teamwork: Ability to collaborate with colleagues in the finance department and across other departments.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Capacity to identify issues, analyze problems, and propose solutions.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Education: A degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is often preferred, though relevant work experience or vocational qualifications may suffice.

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
All applications should be addressed to The Manager Human Resource & Development Joint Clinical Research Centre via jobs@jcrc.org.ug. Applicants are STRICTLY advised to apply with a cover letter and CV combined in one PDF document not exceeding six pages.

Deadline for Application

May 8, 2024

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