Fresher Accounts Officer – Payables Non-profit Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Fresher Accounts Officer – Payables Non-profit Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:      Accounts Officer – Payables

Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to:  Accountant

Position Code: AOP518

About US:

The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency. The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials, virological and immunological research and behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have been used to inform policy and practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over time.

Job Summary: The Accounts Officer – Payables will provide financial support to various aspects in the accounts department. He/she 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 processing.
  • 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 suppliers.
  • Monitor utility invoices to ensure payments are up to date.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with company policy.
  • Prepare VAT file for tax invoices paid within the month and photocopies for onward forwarding to URA.
  • Correspond with vendors and respond to payment inquiries.
  • Assist with month end closure activities.
  • Provide supporting documentation for audits
  • Perform any other duties that may arise as delegated by the Senior Accountant and or Finance Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI Accounts Officer – Payables job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or Accounting, Commerce or a related field
  • Relevant experience working in a busy accounts environment in an international or research organization.
  • Knowledge and experience working with MS Dynamics Navision ERP packages
  • Should have cash and financial management skills
  • Good people skills

Personal Competencies:

  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
  • Ability to Multi – Task

How to Apply:

The candidates should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic qualifications should be e-mailed to NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: Accounts Officer – Payable – AOP518. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here

Address to:

The Human Resource and Administration Manager

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.

Deadline: 8th June 2018

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