Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Uganda Profile:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening.
The Accounts Officer is responsible for timely and accurate processing of transactions; preparation of timely and accurate journal reports and invoices; payables management and applying overall financial closeout procedures.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Verifies the accuracy and authenticity of accountabilities and other support documentations and approvals and support in the payments processing
Prepares or review monthly journals analyzing financial information used, general ledger accounts, cost centers and project codes for posting in NAV Microsoft Dynamics.
Review accounting documents to ensure accuracy of information and calculations and make or direct correcting entries. In addition, analyze transactional processes and identify areas where additional accuracies and efficiencies can be achieved
Carryout monthly closing process and reconciliation of general ledger accounts such as Bank/Cashbook reconciliations, payable and receivable accounts reconciliations.
Support in the compilation and filling of statutory taxes and other statutory deductions legally liable to the institute.
Perform periodic asset verifications, cash counts and stock counts at IDI and/or field offices
Verifies the accuracy and completeness of Transaction Details in NAV Microsoft Dynamics before forwarding to the Grants Management Unit for report preparation.
Responds to enquiries and checks accounting transactions to locate and resolve discrepancies.
Liaise with the Grants section to provide project financial reports that satisfy donor requirements. Prepares variance and other financial analyses of project accounts, as requested by the Senior Accountant.
Coordinate the Quarterly VAT Compilation by the Accounts assistant.
Assists the Grants Management Unit with relevant information to enable preparation of informed project budgets.
Financial systems and security
Identifies internal controls that require improvement and suggests appropriate policy and procedure modifications for improved internal control. Ensures that all financial systems provide adequate audit trail and documentation.
Ensures that all documents are archived and maintained in a safe and secure manner for the time periods indicated by project and grant sponsors.
Assiststhe Senior Accountant obtain support documents, prepare analyses of project accounts for IDI’s mainstream and projects specific audits.
Ensure all paperwork is properly archived at the end of each audit.
And any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time
A minimum of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) or Bachelor of 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.
Required Competencies and skills and Knowledge;
High levels of professionalism
Planning and Organizing
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
How To Apply for IDI Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
Key Notes about IDI Uganda Jobs 2021: 1. IDI 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 at 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 line of your email. 5. Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not be considered. 6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 7. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Senior Human Resource Manager Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University-Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
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