Fresher Accounts Officer – Payables Non-profit Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: 
Position Code: AOP518
About US:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda
Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from
the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the
research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related
research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies,
clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural
studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to
inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific
publications in peer reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary: The
Accounts Officer – Payables will provide financial support to various aspects
in the accounts department. He/she is generally responsible for processing
invoices and issuing payments in line with organizational SOPs and Policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Review all invoices for approval prior
    to payment processing.
  • Prepare and set up invoices for payments
    by electronic transfer (online) and by cheque.
  • Enter transactions into journals,
    ledgers and other records for posting
  • Preparation of monthly vendor aged analysis
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliation of
    Accounts Payables and Prepaid Account.
  • Annual Review of suppliers’ list to
    identify inactive suppliers.
  • Monitor utility invoices to ensure
    payments are up to date.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly
    and accurately in accordance with company policy.
  • Prepare VAT file for tax invoices paid
    within the month and photocopies for onward forwarding to URA.
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to
    payment inquiries.
  • Assist with month end closure activities.
  • Provide supporting documentation for
  • Perform any other duties that may arise as delegated by the Senior
    Accountant and or Finance Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
    UVRI Accounts Officer – Payables job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in business administration or Accounting, Commerce or a related
  • Relevant experience working in a busy accounts environment in an
    international or research organization.
  • Knowledge and experience working with MS Dynamics Navision ERP
  • Should have cash and financial management skills
  • Good people skills
Personal Competencies:
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
  • Ability to Multi – Task
How to Apply:
The candidates should
send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of
academic qualifications should be e-mailed to
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the
email: Accounts Officer – Payable – AOP518. Please also fill the following
online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the
e-mail above. Click
Address to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager
Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 8th June 2018
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