Action Against Hunger Field Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger Field Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 221630

Category: Accounting and Finance

Location: Gode, Somali

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: 10,946.00 ETB with other additional benefits provided according to the social benefit packages of the organization.

Job Description

Internal/external

Vacancy Announcement

As a registered charity, founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger operates in 45+ countries. The international network of Action Against Hunger is represented in France, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, USA and India.

Teams in the field combat hunger on 4 fronts: Nutrition and Health, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP).

For our Finance Department we are currently looking for the following professionals:

Field Accountant

General Objective of Post - Manage field office accountancy

Objective 1: Manage the field office Cash and Bank Transactions

  • Manage the petty cash and bank transaction of the field office
  • Effect payments in cash, by Cheque or through bank transfer letter in respect of the Cash Management Policy
  • Ensure Cash Hour is respected bearing in mind that flexibility is required for emergency situations approved by the management
  • Check the completeness and compliance of supporting documents before processing the payment
  • Give feedback to responsible department/person upon presentation of incomplete supporting documents on timely fashion
  • Prepare Cash Payment Voucher/ Cheque Payment Voucher and ensure it is authorized by the authorized body before the payment
  • Prepare Cheque payments and present to signatories for signature based on the level of signatories in the cash management policy
  • Prepare Withholding tax receipt for suppliers in case of transactions above the minimum WHT exempted amount
  • Make the Payment Vouchers signed by the payee
  • Pay monthly salary of capital staffs through bank transfer
  • Pay pension and tax to authorities within the same month of the transaction
  • Pay Expatriate staffs Cost of Living and Perdiem on the first working day of the month
  • Release advances requested upon validation and in respect to the advance policy
  • Ensure the advance is recorded on the advance book and the recipient signed while collecting the advance
  • Ensure all advances collected are settled before the end of the week either in cash or complete and appropriate transaction
    supporting documents
  • Translate transaction supporting documents as needed
  • Post transactions in cash books and bank books based on the source of transaction on daily basis
  • Ensure standard descriptions are used while posting the transactions
  • Charge transaction on the appropriate budget and budget line
  • Ensure transactions are given appropriate analytical axis codes (account codes, project codes, third party)
  • Perform bank reconciliation every month
  • Perform reconciliation of book balance against cash balance in safe box on daily basis
  • Execute weekly cash count with line manager
  • Ensure there is no outstanding advance at the end of the month
  • Close the monthly accountancy latest at the last working day of the month
  • Execute the monthly cash count at the last working day of the month
  • Ensure high quality and timely accountancy of field office is produced
  • Archiving of supporting documents for all transactions of the month
  • Perform cash withdrawal from bank for replenishment of safe/cash boxes
  • Keep updated information on bank balance and provide information to the Senior Field
  • Finance Officer for treasury forecast purpose and other staffs upon request


    Objective 2: Supplementary Tasks

  • Settlement of monthly bills
  • Ensure good relations with financial partners (bank, tax office, other financial service providers, etc.)
  • Provide out of base support upon request of coordination office

    Job Requirements

    Diploma / Level of studies :

  • Accountant’s assistant Degree (related field)

    Required skills :

  • 2 years’ experience in an administrative post
  • Good computer skills
  • Professionalism
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Good command of the English language,
  • Accounting software ,Strong Analytical skills, Strong planning skill, Ability to forecast, Computer skill, Good oral and written
  • Communication Skill, Decision making skill, Problem-solving skills, Ability to work to deadlines

  • Professionalism, Team Work, Proactive, Motivational, Autonomy

    How to Apply

    Application Procedure

    If you are interested, please send your application composed of: none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “Field Accountant” written in the subject line, and three references, applicants to the following addresses:

    Through www.ethiojobs.net ; or
    Directly In Person to Action Against Hunger, Gode, Sekota, Gambella, Mega, Wollega and Hirna offices ;
    “local Language Somali is Mandatory”

    “Women Applicants Are Highly Encouraged”

    NB: Only short listed applicants will be communicated on and selection process includes technical test and an interview.

    Action Against Hunger Field Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia

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