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Accounts Assistant Job at Infectious Diseases Institute - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Accounts Assistant [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at: Infectious Diseases Institute

Deadline of this Job:
23rd August 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified Il Core Lab) and Outreach in order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit motivated and competent Site Services and Security Team lead and an Accounts Assistant as indicated .

Job Responsibilities:
• The Accounts Assistant is responsible for timely and accurate processing of transactions; accounts payable & receivable management; classifying, recording and reconciling transactions in Microsoft Dynamics Navision.
• Financial processes
• Assists the Accountant to ensure that payments are processed on time (Bank, mobile money and cash transactions).
• Completes weekly journals for posting.
• Assists to drawing funds from the bank and receipting of funds when assigned cashier responsibility
• Files statutory returns on time.
• Verifies the accuracy and authenticity of accountabilities. Identifies appropriate general ledger codes for expensing accountabilities in MSD Nav.
• Verifies and correctly apportions approved shared costs to different projects/cost centers. Assists in the preparation of monthly bank and/or mobile money reconciliations.
• Supports reconciliation of accounts payable & receivable and follows up on due balances.
• Supports preparation of timely & accurate project reports and invoices.
• Actively provides support during institutional and project year ends or closures.
• 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 all financial systems provide adequate audit trail and documentation.
• Ensures all documents are archived and maintained in a safe and secure manner for the time periods specified by IDI's policies
• Provides capacity development to stakeholders on financial process as needed
• Identifies potential areas of systems improvements through automation of processes
• Audits. Assists in the availing support documents
• as requested by auditors
• Prepares analyses of accounts for audits.
• Ensures all paperwork is properly archived at the end of each audit.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in relevant field - Ongoing qualification in Accounting
• professional course is a plus.
• Practical knowledge in any Accounting package preferably MS Dynamics Navision
• is an added advantage
• At least two years' work experience with a reputable & high activity organization
• Proficiency in the use of Excel Spreadsheets and Word processing
• Ability to work under minimum supervision
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Good problem solving and innovation skills
• Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate Candidates that know that they most 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 (if any), present position, current remuneration Certificate Testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 23 August, 2019. Email your application and CV to and let's save the environment),
Key notes:
1. D is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of
the recruitment process
2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of al least one year will be given priority
3. Make sure that your application letter. CV and certificates are attached as one document
4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Senior Human Resource Manager Infectious Diseases Institute – 101 Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere
P.O. Box 22418 Kampala, Uganda

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