Fresher Accounts Assistant Job Careers – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Title:       Accounts Assistant
Organization: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Ref No:
Reports to:  The Finance Manager.
About us:
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit biomedical research
Organization, whose mission is to mitigate disease threats through quality
research, health care and disease surveillance. MUWRP was established in 2002
by a Memorandum of Agreement between The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the
Advancement of Military Medicine, lnc. (HJF) and Makerere University (Mak) to
undertake medical research to test HIV vaccines. Over the years, MUWRP’s
portfolio has progressively expanded to include vaccine research for Ebola and
Marburg viruses, surveillance of influenza and influenza- like viruses and
other emerging infections in humans and animals; also epidemiological, basic
and implementation research in HIV treatment, care and prevention programs in
the Districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe.

Job Summary: The Accounts Assistant
will provide financial support to the Finance section in the areas of petty
cash management, voucher preparation, following up accountability of working
advances, filling of accounting documents and entering accounting data into the
accounting software.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Maintenance, monitoring the Program’s petty
Receiving all approved payment requests
Entering approved payment requests into
accounting software- Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Uploading payments into the online banking
platforms (Straight2bank for SCB and Citi online banking for CITIBANK)
Preparation/ lining up of payment vouchers for
both cash and bank payments
Registering all payments before issuing them to
the vendors and ensuring that receipts are obtained.
Follows up accountability of advances following
procedures in the accounting manual
Processing receipts and sales invoices for Lab
Ensure utility bills are promptly settled as and
when they fall due
Participate in the preparation of Audit files /
Audit processes
Files all accounting documents in properly
labeled files
Assists in the preparation of monthly bank
Other reasonable duties assigned by the
supervisor and / or Head of Department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
 The ideal
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related
At least two years’ experience in a busy office
Prior experience with using Microsoft Dynamics
Keen attention to detail.
High levels of confidentiality and integrity.
Fluency in verbal and written English.
Highly organized, detail-oriented and
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work independently and in a team.
Physical ability: Ability to professionally
communicate in writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate. The
ability to travel to MUWRP sites across the country.
All to Apply:
All Interested
candidates should complete a MUWRP Application Form At the link below
Fill and submit it together with their Application
letter, Photocopies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3
referees, as one word/pdf document. The location should be clearly stated in
the application and sent to:
The Senior Human Resource Officer
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala.
Or via email to: –
Only Shortlisted Candidates Will Be Contacted.
Deadline:   22nd
November 2019

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