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


Job Title:    Accounts Officer – Payables

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

Duty Station:  Entebbe,

Reports to: Senior

Position Code: AOP-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 – Payables will provide
financial support to various aspects in the accounts department. The Accounts
Officer – Payables 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

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 reports;

Monthly balance sheet reconciliation of Accounts Payables
and Prepaid Account;

Annual Review of suppliers’ list to identify inactive

Monitor utility invoices to ensure payments are up to

Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately
in accordance with company policy;

Monthly review of the prepayments, working with the concerned
departments to follow-up on posting invoices for completed pre-paid

Correspond with vendors and respond to payment inquiries;

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




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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