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Tuesday, 29 October 2013


 Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda

The Medical Research Council/ Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on AIDS based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe is a bilateral multi-disciplinary research organisation funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), DFID (UK) and other donor organisations.

Job Summary: The Accounts Officer – Grants is required to be part of the finance team to ensure all aspects of the different grants are managed in a timely manner and as required by the different funders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare monthly accrued and deferred income reports for External grants.
  • Enter journals in the MS Dynamics accounting system (Navision) for both core and project operations.
  • Prepare periodic financial reports & invoices to grant project leaders and Donors on expenditure, fixed assets and staff salary costs.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation and Analysis of Debtor balances.
  • Prepare and submit monthly returns/ remittances due URA (VAT) as per statutory requirements.
  • Maintain and update Sales & Receivables database for information on Navision regarding customers and raise invoices on the Oracle accounting system.
  • Maintain and ensure the safe custody of physical financial documents and copies of external grant contracts.
  • Provide support during internal and project audits by availing requested documentation.
  • Provide back-up for Stores, Procurement, Accountant (Fixed Assets) & Fleet supervisor positions in their absence.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, or Commerce (Honors).
  • At least two (02) years’ work experience in a busy grants/donor reporting office is a must.
  • Part Professional Accountant qualification (ACCA, CIMA, and CPA) desired.
    Good working knowledge of MS Dynamics-Navision; Oracle ERP system.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae and names plus telephone contact details of three (3) referees should either be addressed to: The Human Resources Manager MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS,
 Uganda Virus Research Institute,
 P. O Box 49 Entebbe, Uganda
 or send by email: mrc@mrcuganda.org
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

Deadline: 8th November, 2013