Fresher Accounts Officer NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)

Title:        Accounts Officer
Organisation: Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus
Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
MRC (UK) and
Entebbe, Uganda
The Medical Research
Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) based at the Uganda Virus
Research Institute in Entebbe is a bilateral multi-disciplinary research
organization funded by, the Medical Research Council (UK) and Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Uganda under the U.S. President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other donor agencies. Established
in 1988, the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is an internationally
recognized center of excellence for research on HIV infection and related
diseases, contributing knowledge on the revolving epidemic, the evaluation of
innovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development
of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide.
The Accounts
Officer will provide financial support to various aspects in the accounts department
to include Petty cash management and cashiering, to assist in producing monthly
cash and bank reconciliations, for review by senior management in finance and
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Making
    petty cash payments, checking of claims, filing of receipts, checking
    accountability and imprest reimbursement, balancing the cash daily
  • Sending
    reminders to staff about pending Cash advances, and escalating to Senior
    Accountant after where there is no response.
  • Entering
    journals in the accounting system (Dynamics) and ensuring entries are
    correctly coded using the Unit expense code and cost centres.
  • Carry
    out monthly reconciliation of Bank and petty cash accounts balances.
  • Maintaining
    and ensuring the safe custody of financial records and documents.
  • In
    charge of depositing and with drawing cash as required cash.
  • Observes
    compliance with accounting SOP’s in all accounting entries.
  • Raising
    invoices and following up to ensure payments are made and receipted in the
    specified timelines, and chases up outstanding balances.
  • Helps
    resolve any general accounting queries on request by sourcing information
    from the system
  • Offering
    technical support during internal project audits by availing requested
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or
    Accounting, Commerce or a related field
  • A
    minimum of two years’ experience working in a busy accounts environment in
    an international or research organisation.
  • Broad
    knowledge and experience working with MS Dynamics Navision ERP packages
  • Cash
    and financial management skills
  • Good
    people management skills
to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications letters, copies of academic qualifications and curriculum
vitae including names, telephone contacts and email addresses of three (3)
referees should be sent only via e mail to: Please
quote the position code in the subject line of the email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that
academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
Deadline: 19th August 2016
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