Accounts Assistant – Infectious Diseases Institute

January 23, 2023

Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Organization:  Infectious Diseases Institute

Duty Station: Kampala


Roles and responsibilities:

Financial processes

  • Assists the Accountant to ensure that payments are processed on time.
  • Completes weekly journals for posting.
  • Files statutory returns on time.
  • Verifies the accuracy and authenticity of accountabilities.
  • Identifies appropriate general ledger codes for expensing accountabilities in NAV.
  • Correctly apportions approved shared costs to different projects.
  • Assists the Accountant in the preparation of monthly bank and/or mobile money reconciliations.
  • Reconciles accounts payable.
  • Obtains vendor statements and compares with NAV transactions, identifies errors and passes journal entries for correction.
  • Assists in the issuing and receiving of inventory and completing inventory journals.
  • 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 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 specified by IDI’s policies.


  • Assists the Accountant obtain support documents, prepares analyses of accounts for audits.
  • Ensures all paperwork is properly archived at the end of each audit.


Minimum Qualifications & Skills

  • 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)
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets
  • Good communication, organization, and management skills
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits a high level of ethical conduct
  • Good interpersonal skills and can work in a team
  • Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, the internet, and PowerPoint.


Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit their send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, certificate/testimonials and updated email address and phone contacts of three (3) referees.


NB: Candidates should attach a copy of their National Identity Card

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

Closing Date: 3rd February 2023

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