2 Fresher Accounts Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title: Accounts Assistant (2 Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Assistant Manager


About US:

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and training.


Job Summary: The Accounts Assistant is responsible for timely and accurate processing of transactions; accounts payable management; classifying, recording and reconciling transactions in NAV Microsoft Dynamics.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial processes

  • Assists the Accountant to ensure that payments are processed on time. Completes weekly journals for posting.
  • Files statutory returns on time.
  • Verifies the accuracy and authenticity of accountabilities. Identifies appropriate general ledger codes for expensing accountabilities in NAV. Correctly apportions approved shared costs to different projects.
  • Assists the Accountant in the preparation of monthly bank and/or mobile money reconciliations.
  • Reconciles accounts payable. Obtains vendor statements and compares with NAV transactions, identifies errors and passes journal entries for correction.
  • Assists in the issuing and receiving of inventory and completing inventory journals.
  • Performs periodic asset verifications, cash counts and stock counts at IDI and/or field offices

Financial systems and security

  • Identifies internal controls that require improvement and suggests appropriate policy and procedure modifications for improved internal control. Ensures that all financial systems provide adequate audit trail and documentation.
  • Ensures that all documents are archived and maintained in a safe and secure manner for the time periods specified by IDI’s policies.


  • Assists the Accountant obtain support documents, prepares analyses of accounts for audits.
  • Ensures all paperwork is properly archived at the end of each audit.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Finance/ Accounting), from a reputable Institution/University.
  • ACCA or CPA qualification (or in the process of being certified, Level 2 minimum)
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets
  • Good communication, organization and management skills
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits a high level of ethical conduct
  • Good interpersonal skills and can work in a team
  • Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, the internet and PowerPoint.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 2nd February 2023


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Date Posted 2023-01-25
Valid Through 2023-02-02
Hiring Organization Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda