Accountant Non-profit Jobs – Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)

Title:        Accountant
Organisation: Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus
Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)
MRC (UK) and
Entebbe, Uganda
Senior Accountant
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 Accountant will
support and deputise for the Senior Accountant when she is away in terms of
supervising the department and completing all monthly financial reports for
head office and answering ad hoc queries. The incumbent will provide direct
support with audits of the Unit, by interacting and preparing information;
audit trail data for either internal or external auditors. The jobholder will
also provide supervision of accounting by ensuring that accounts procedures and
internal controls are operated according to the Unit SOP’s with oversight of
the work produced by the accounts officers.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist
    the Senior Accountant in the day to day accounting, financial analysis,
    month end and annual reporting and provide support to unit managers.
  • The
    incumbent will manage the routine financial transactions of the unit,
    ensuring that all income and expenditures are efficiently processed in
    accordance with MRC/UVRI policy and procedure
  • Conduct
    monthly reconciliations ensuring that any anomalies are investigated until
    they can be resolved
  • Ensure
    that the financial activities of the accounts team are compliant with the
    laws of Uganda, donor requirements and best practice in financial
  • Mentor
    and supervise the Accounts Officers, in a manner that empowers them to
    deliver excellent customer service and high standards
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting,
    Commerce, or Business Administration.
  • Part
    qualified professional Accountant qualification (ACCA, CPA, CIMA,) working
    towards full qualification
  • At
    least three years’ experience in busy accounts office with direct
    supervision of personnel
  • Excellent
    spread sheeting skills and other Microsoft Office programmes.
  • Working
    knowledge of MS Dynamics-Navision; Oracle ERP system and databases.
  • Previous
    experience in a medical/Humanitarian or research organisation.
  • People
    management skills
  • Personal
  • Quick
    learner able to work with minimum supervision and meet tight deadlines
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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