CEFA Onlus Project Accountant – WORK Project Jobs in Ethiopia

CEFA Onlus Project Accountant – WORK Project Jobs in Ethiopia

About the Role

  • CEFA is looking for a highly motivated and capable professional to fill the post of Project Accountant ensuring adequate support to effective and transparent systems implemented for financial transactions, recording, Field office resource management/logistic and project administration, and timely reporting to management and relevant stakeholders.


  • Ensure that payment of project office taxes and other government obligations are completed on time; Provide general administrative support to project staff;

  • Maintain formats and other necessarily documents and reports in relation to assignments of the project. Ensure proper maintenance and confidentiality of project personnel files and assist the Country administrator by providing an updated record regularly; Prepare payrolls, overtime payments etc; maintain employee time-sheets.


  • Ensure day to day accounting activities in respect of policies and procedures, state financial legal requirements and donor/organization guidelines;

  • Responsible for cash movements, journal entries and for daily cash reconciliations of the field office; Responsible for voucher system and its management in accordance to the internal procedures; Preparation of the monthly cash analysis;

  • Maintain contacts with local banks, assist in bank account reconciliations; Categorize payments clearly and precisely under the appropriate expenditure codes of respective projects;

  • Provide ledgers and other relevant financial documents to the project documentation;

  • Ensure that purchase related expenses are supported with all the necessary financial documents as per procurement procedures;

  • Check the quality of invoices and payment documents after payments are made according to the procurement procedures;

  • Prepare tax
    (IT, WHT, pension) computations of the project payments;

  • Prepare vouchers, cheques, CPOs, transfer letters;

  • Invoices payment if necessary;

  • Assist the Country administrator in preparing all the documents needed for the audit process;

  • Assist the Project manager in preparing financial reports for local authorities; Keep relationships with suppliers and local authorities’ offices.

    Job Requirements

    Education and Experience

  • Degree in accounting, finance or related field.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related work experience;

  • Previous experiences with international NGOs will be considered an asset.

    Required Competence

  • Fluent in English and Amharic.

  • Fluent in Wolaytigna is an asset;

  • Perfect knowledge of Ethiopian accounting, taxation, and labour rules/regulation. Relevant experience in Accounting.

  • Experience in procurement procedures;

  • Organizational and multi-tasking skills;

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Tools;

  • Demonstrate proficiency with MS Excel spreadsheet skills and accounting softwares.

  • Highly motivated and able to work independently, taking initiative, setting priorities; Planning and prioritizing skills;

  • Attention to details.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applicants should submit the below documents not later than 11th of January 2021 via the Ethiojobs platform.

  • We only receive applications submitted via the above-mentioned system as follows:

  • CVs (not more than 3 pages), Cover Letter (not more than 1 page), Highest Education certificate (copy), References of three previous employers.

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

  • Note that applications received after the deadline shall not be considered. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

  • The Organization has the right to require additional documentation related to job previous experience and current employment position to the candidates.

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