DAI Feed the Future Policy LINK – Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia

DAI Feed the Future Policy LINK – Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia


Responsibilities

  • The Accountant will be responsible for the following:

    Day to day financial management:

  • Ensure timely and proper accounting of all project transactions in Dynacom/Financial Accounting System (FAS), using the correct codes and expenditure types;

  • Transactions may include but not be limited to staff advances, goods/service provider invoice payments, payroll, and statutory remittances.

  • Ensure the project finance filing system including invoices, correspondence, backup procurement documentation, and client files are scanned on a monthly basis and organized according to DAI policies for easy reference during internal and external audits;

  • Ensure that financial activities (i.e. payments for goods and services received) are carried out in compliance with DAI policies as well as local laws; and

  • Proactively monitor all financial activities, as well as any technical issues with DAI financial reporting tools/systems, and flag challenges to the LINK team for action.

    Regular financial reporting:

  • Weekly wire requests for funds transferred from DAI/Washington to the LINK/Ethiopia bank account;

  • Bi-weekly field finance expenditure reports generated from Dynacom/FAS and uploaded to Oracle;

  • Monthly bank reconciliations;

  • Monthly accruals and commitments report submitted to the LINK/Ethiopia Finance & Operations Director;

  • Monthly scanning and storage of verified finance vouchers in project Sharepoint folder; and

  • Statutory remittance reports submitted by designated deadlines.

    Bank relationship management:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the designated bank, ensuring regular updates are received, exchange rates are favorable, and working relations are strong.

    Coordination with other LINK staff:

  • Support Ethiopia team members to track actual activity expenses compared to projections;

  • Participate in relevant cross-cutting project meetings such as those focused on office startup and closedown, sharing financial updates;

  • Communicate regularly
    with DAI/Washington and remotely based LINK staff with finance and operations responsibilities to exchange information relevant to day-to-day management as well as periodic internal/external audits as needed.

    Reporting

  • The Capacity Strengthening Lead will report to the Ethiopia Country Lead.

    Qualifications

  • This position is open to Ethiopian citizens. Additional qualifications include:

    Education **

  • Minimum of a MA or MSc degree in a field that corresponds to the job requirements.

    Required Experience **

  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a capacity development context

  • Good understanding and working knowledge of policy context, issues, processes and systems typical in a country like Ethiopia.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with and work with multiple stakeholders in collaborative modes.

  • A demonstrated ability to design and implement capacity strengthening initiatives.

  • Excellent writing, communications skills.

  • Ability to work in teams and communicate effectively across different cultures, age groups and disciplinary backgrounds.

  • Flexibility and, willingness to perform assigned and additional duties and work under unpredictable conditions.

  • Critical thinker, self-starter, and able to work with minimal supervision and within established deadlines.

  • An understanding of Ethiopia’s, or general policy development context.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DAI Feed the Future Policy LINK – Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia



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