Accountant NGO Finance Jobs – Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme (MUII)

Job Title:     Accountant
Organization: Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research
Training Programme (MUII)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Accountant
About US:
The
Makerere University /Uganda Virus Research Institute was established in 2008 as
a Centre of Excellence to Infection & Immunity Research and Training
(MUII-plus) is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), and
collaborates with the Makerere University Colleges of Health Sciences (CHS),
Natural Sciences (CoNAS) and Veterinary Medicine, Animal Health and Biosecurity
(CoVAB) as well as the Infectious Diseases Institute. Among its objectives
MUII-Plus seeks to support strong finance and administration structures for
research management at UVRI. 
Job Summary: The Accountant will be tasked with examining completed
vouchers and all administrative and financial documentation relevant to the
financial transactions to ensure accuracy and completeness in accountability.
The jobholder will also be responsible for maintaining the internal controls on
receiving funds, preparing funds transfer documents, processing payments to
vendors and staff for business travel and work, and preparing the monthly
payroll before seeking the relevant officers for approvals. The incumbent will
also supervise the manual and electronic filing and storage system of all
finance related documents.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Updates and maintains all financial records
    to ensure proper documentation, compliance with grants cost principles,
    policies of UVRI and the conditions of individual grant awards, and audit
    readiness
  • Maintains accounts receivable for all
    official travellers
  • Prepares the adjusting journals and seeks for
    their approval before posting is made
  • Prepares and issues Accounts Receivable
    demand notes to staff and ensures that receivables from staff are promptly
    recovered, recorded and reconciled
  • Keenly reviews financial invoices from a
    variety of sources to ensure proper authorizations and conformance with
    original purchase orders/requests and contracts
  • Regularly checks all computations on invoices
    and supporting documentation for accuracy before submitting for final
    payment authorization
  • Updates and maintains a complete filing
    system of all payments made and corresponding supporting documents
  • Assists the accounts assistants in Cash and
    Bank management procedures
  • Offers technical support to the Senior
    Accountant in bookkeeping and accounting functions
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Accounting, Business administration, and professional
    qualification of CPA (U),  ACCA
  • A minimum of five years of progressively
    responsible experience in NGO or similar accounting or auditing is
    required
  • Previous exposure and experience in automated
    accounting and procurement management systems in an NGO or similar
    setting, preferably including Quick Books
  • Previous experience in GoU procurement and
    travel regulations is mandated
  • Working knowledge of accounting and cash
    management best practice
  • Working knowledge of GoU procurement
    regulations
  • Knowledgeable in procurement and petty cash
    management procedures
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Proven ability to work in a team
  • Advanced oral and written communication
    skills
How to Apply:
All
candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, curriculum vitae
including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of two (2)
referees, plus copies of academic qualifications via E-mail to: moses.kizza@mrcuganda.org and / or mkizza@uvri.go.ug.
Deadline: Friday 25th March 2016

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