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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Accounts Officer Job at Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Accounts Officer

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI )

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 27th April 2018

Duty Station:

Job details:
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute ( IDI ) is to build capacity of health systems in Africa for the delivery of sustainable, high quality care and prevention of HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases through training, research, and advanced clinical services. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
In order to achieve the above, IDI wishes to recruit a highly motivated employee as indicated below;

Post: Accounts Officer
Vacancy code: AOAX01
Reports to: Senior Accountant—Sub granting
Classification: full time staff
Duty station: Arua
Job Summary: The Accounts Officer will implement IDI subgrant procedures and ensure that grantees follow donor rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preforms site financial review and reports findings and recommendations to the Finance Manager —Sub granting
  • Follow up on VAT claims for all USG funded sub : grantees
  • Maintains all sub grant files and ensures that they are correctly labeled and all financial reports are filed correctly.
  • Supervises, mentors and trains AccountsAssistants in the sub granting unit.
  • Works with the Grants unit to ensure timely approval and replenishment of sub-grantees funds alter concluding accountability reviews Ensures timely completion of subgrantee expense journals for posting.
  • Monitors the status of sub grant advances and reporting. Provides weekly updates to the Finance Manager —Sub granting.
  • Periodically reconciles sub grantee reports to transactions entered in NAV Investigates and resolves discrepancies with the guidance of the Finance Manager—Sub granting.
  • With help from the Finance manager —Sub granting, identifies areas where sub grantees require capacity building and provides training to sub grantees on financial policies and procedures
  • Ensures closeout procedures are properly applied in a timely manner to sub grantees in order to limit financial losses to all parties.
  • Ensures compliance with GAAP, Ugandan & US standard accounting practice
  • Preforms any other sub grants and finance tasks as may reasonably be assigned by the Finance Manager Sub-granting from time to time
  • For Sub grantees to whom’ we give direct accounting support; Ensures that payments are processed on time, identifies appropriate general ledger codes for expensing accountabilities in NAV
  • Supports tie Field Office Finance and Administration Assistant in ensuring that the accountabilities conform to required standards and project expense journals are prepared timely for posting.
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Required Competencies and Skills and Knowledge
  • High levels of professionalism
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Teamwork.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with and managing Sub-grantees
  • Knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and IFRS
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and managing budgets and fiscal control principles ,
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and monitoring systems and capacity building of external stakeholders
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets
Required Qualifications
  • Aminimum of Bachelorof Commerce (Accounting option) or Bachelor oi Business Administration (BBA) (Finance! Accounting), from a reputable institution/University
  • ACCA or CPA qualification (or in the process of being certified, Level 2 minimum)
  •  At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting or auditing is required.
Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their Cvs, which should include details of email address (it any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 27th April 2018. (Email your application and CV to  and let’s save the environment).
Key Notes:
  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other lees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates we attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. The Senior Human Resource Manager infectious Diseases Institute— IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda