Accounting Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
Accounting Manager Jobs in EthiopiaJob Description
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Addis Ababa is looking for a highly qualified Accounting Manager to work under its Finance and Administration DepartmentParticipates in the establishment/ modification of the Rules on financial and material responsibilities
Functions and Responsibilities
Applies the rules regarding financial and material responsibilities for purchase/rental contracts, bills, approvals and signatures on accounting vouchers
Elaborates the internal financial manuals/ guidelines
Ensures that all departments and sub sites apply internal (Delegation level) and HQ procedures and policies
In coordination with the Finance and Administration Manager, prepares and conducts allocation meetings on monthly basis
Signs approval stickers, ROs and working advances according to Rules on financial and material responsibilities
Applies financial controlling techniques and procedures to prevent theft and fraud; submits eventual findings to Finance and Administration Manager proposes further action.
Makes sure that the cash flow is properly managed
Maintains the required cash balance in the Delegation to facilitate administrative and operational needs
Supervises follow up of cash transfer requests from the field
Verifies daily cash control statement
Applies standard ICRC procedures for eventual discrepancies.
Supervises the management of all bank related transactions
Ensures that there are sufficient bank balances available and replenishes them consistently
Supervises incoming and outgoing fund movements to and from the ICRC bank accounts
Supervises the fund transfers to the ICRC sub-sites and collaborators
Reconciles external bank transfer accounts and reconciles them with the accounting application on monthly bases
Applies the power of attorney procedure and updates the list of signatures
Performs accounts closure and reconciliation
Supervises the preparation of necessary documents for the closing operation (e.g. allocation lists, specimen of signatures, treasury situation, transfers, monthly statistics, etc.)
Reviews the accounts within the accounting application before closing
Supervises the timely audit and correction of field accounts respecting the time-frame for closing.
Ensures follow-up and validation of HQ audit comments
Provides feedback and reporting (i.e. monthly field follow-up, financial and analytical forecast, past expenditures, etc.) upon request.
Prepares year-end financial information for the HQ
Provides required information to all concerned for preparation of the financial forecast
In coordination with the Finance and Administration Manager, prepares quarterly financial forecast.
Provides required financial information to all concerned for preparation of annual budget of the Delegation
Assists the Finance and Administration Manager in the budget elaboration process
Follows up the budget implementation throughout the year
Supervises and supports Administrative Assistants on the field in financial management matter
Supervises the management of Time report related aspects of the Delegation
Manages and supervises Finance unit's staff in the Delegation on a day-to-day basis
Participates in the evaluation of personnel needs for Finance unit
Participates in the selection and interviews of the applicants for the vacant positions within the unit; Integrates new colleagues
Drafts Job descriptions and yearly evaluation reports for staff members within Finance unit
Participates in conflict management
Ensures respect of employment conditions at all time
Develops and maintains a pleasant working atmosphere and team spirit with colleagues and superiors
Proposes improvement of procedures of work related tasks.
Takes contacts with various interlocutors and assures follow-up
Maintains relationships with banks and takes part in negotiations of bank conditions and services.
Performs training/coaching activities for non - finance staff of the Delegation; establishes respective documentation and/or tools.
Monitors, gathers and channels all relevant information important for the department
Supports and/ or replaces colleagues when needed
Liaises with all departments of the delegation on collecting relevant information
Participates to the brainstorming and regular meetings of the department
Provides briefings to visitors and newcomers
Coordinates activities of the staff in order to ensure better planning and resources optimizing.
Minimum Educational and Professional experience required
University degree in Accounting or Finance; ACCA an asset
At least 6 years’ work experience in a similar function in a large organization, preferably an NGO or non-profit one;
Experience in team management as well as designing and maintaining an internal control system
Sound knowledge of internal control systems, best practices in financial accounting, and an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and its flows (preferably JD Edwards)
Excellent Computer and Office Suite proficiency; knowledge and experience in working with Office 365, Outlook, Lotus Notes, and SharePoint an asset.
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Amharic; other national languages an asset
Driving license with driving experience an asset
Competencies and Personal qualities:
Leadership, Accountability, People Management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Representing the organization, Beneficiary and Client Focus
Confirmed analytical skills
Sense of confidentiality
Capacity to work independently
Confirmed capacity to train and supervise staff
Punctuality, tidiness, ability to take initiatives, good communication skills, adaptability, team spirit, and willingness to learn
Flexibility to occasionally travel to all parts of the country.
How to Apply
Electronic application can be made ONLY through the ethiojobs.net website.
Alternatively, you can submit application & CV with copies of relevant documents in person to the ICRC Delegation in Addis Ababa (in front of EIAR, around Egziabher ab church) OR, send to the ICRC Delegation Addis Ababa, Human Resources Department, P.O.Box 5701, Addis Ababa by 28th April 2019.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
For more information and job application details, see; Accounting Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
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