MRC Accounts Officer Jobs in Uganda

MRC Accounts Officer Jobs in Uganda

The Unit 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 Districts.

Job Purpose:

To provide financial support to various aspects in the accounts department, the accounts
officer is generally responsible for disbursing cash payments and maintaining the short term
personnel payroll, in line with organizational SOPs and Policies.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Disbursing Petty Cash on approved requests, and balancing the cash daily for all UGX,
    USD, GBP and Euro Petty Cash.
  • Entering Petty Cash transactions into the Accounting Information system (MSD) ensuring
    that the transactions are correctly coded in accordance with the unit expense codes and
    cost centres.
  • Disbursing Program and/or Travel Advances to beneficiaries as per the approved
  • Receiving, reviewing and updating staff on travel/program advance accountabilities
  • Entering into the Accounting Information System, staff account abilities for program and/or
    travel advances for posting.
  • Entering into the Accounting Information System, staff account-abilities for program and/or
    travel advances for posting.
  • Advising the Senior Accountant on long outstanding advances for further Action
  • Preparing Month End Cash count certificates to aide reconciliations
  • Monthly preparation on the Advance Account reconciliation
  • Ensure that all NCD short contract staff payments are accurate and account details for
    beneficiaries are provided.
  • Liaise with the NCD project Administrator to ensure proper coding of payment requests
    and advise the senior accountant on any re-charges that may arise.
  • Act as bank agent for the Unit, cashing cheques,
    depositing funds and delivering bank
  • Monthly filing of All Petty Cash and Advance Accountability documents as per the MRC
  • Ensuring that the Unit Safe and all its contents are at all times under lock
  • Provide supporting documentation for audits
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

    Person Specification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or Accounting, Commerce or a related field
  • Experience working in an accounts/finance environment
  • Financial reporting Knowledge
  • Cash and financial management skills
  • Should have good communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in use of Microsoft Office packages
  • Experience in the use of any accounting software

  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Team Player
  • Openness to Others

    Job Specific:
  • Independence
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Work

    How to Apply
  • Fill an online form accordingly by following the link below and there after submit your
    application documents to the e-mail below:
  • Accounts Officer:
  • 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.
  • Please email your application to
  • Applications should include
    academic documents, a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact and three traceable
    professional references.
  • Combine all application documentation into one PDF document.
  • Deadline is Friday 26th July 2019, 5:00pm.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Note that academic qualifications
    will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions.
  • This position is open to Ugandan
    nationals only.
  • NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
  • Accounts Officer: AO719
  • The applications should be addressed to:
  • The Human Resource and Administration Manager
  • MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
  • P.O.Box, 49
  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • For more information and job application details, see; MRC Accounts Officer Jobs in Uganda

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