Fresher Accounts Officer – Financial Reporting NGO Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Job Title:    Accounts Officer – Financial

Organisation: Medical
Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:  Entebbe,

Reports to: Senior Accountant

Position Code: AOF-121


About US:

The Medical Research
Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with
dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines
and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary
approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research,
social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation
studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the
evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the
development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following
the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene
& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK),
the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new
partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health
issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI
Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala


Job Summary:  The Accounts Officer – Financial Reporting
will provide financial reporting support to various aspects in the accounts
department, The Accounts Officer – Reporting is generally responsible for
project financial reporting in line with organizational SOPs and Policies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Preparing monthly project reports and sharing the same
with the budget holders by the 10th working day of the new month;

Work hand in hand with the Senior Accountant to respond to
raised queries by budget holders;

Obtain monthly Excel VAT refund workings from URA and
follow-up on suppliers whose VAT was rejected;

Prepare monthly VAT follow-up status, advise Senior
Accountant on any Suppliers to be black listed;

Maintain a good and close working relationship with URA;
with periodic follow-up visits to URA;

Maintain a listing of all the Unit’s Sub-Awardees, each
with awarded budget, and any balances of funds not transferred;

Review and enter in MSD all Sub award accountabilities;
including preparing a monthly ageing report for Sub-Awards;

Run the Navision system for project Mileages, check for
any errors, before entering information in MSD for posting;

Work hand in hand with the Estates department and
Bio-repository department; to obtain expenses for recharging to projects by the
23rd of every month;

Assist with month end closure activities;

Provide supporting documentation for audits; and,

Any other duties that may arise as delegated by the Senior
Accountant and or Finance Manager.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in business
administration or Accounting, Commerce or a related field;

Possession of Level 3 CPA or level II ACCA or a
Post-graduate in accounting field is desired;

Relevant experience working in a busy accounts environment
in an international or research organisation;

Knowledge and experience working with MS Dynamics Navision
ERP packages is desired; and,

Should possess cash and financial management skills.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application


Click Here


Filling the form
more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity
while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.


Combine all your
application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into
one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the
application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic
disqualification. Only online applications will be accepted.


The applications
should be addressed to:

The Head of Human

Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Consider your
application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the
closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to
automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you
consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in
accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the
right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to
authenticate their validity.


Deadline: 22nd January 2021 by 5:00pm.


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