Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 217518

Category: Accounting and Finance
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Accountant (Temporary replacement)

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #138/2019



As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.

We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field.

As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regard to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too.

In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programmes on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners.

The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. Further programmes enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies.

GIZ-SURED (Sustainable Use of Rehabilitated Land for Economic Development 2018–2020) will be focusing on the economic development and sustainable utilization of rehabilitated areas.

Against this background, GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit an Accountant for GIZ-SURED Project as specified:

Position: Accountant (Temporary replacement)

Application deadline: Aug 16, 2019

Required Candidates: One

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Duration: 6 months (temporary replacement)


  • He/She is responsible for managing and developing the management accounting function to ensure the maintenance of sound, relevant accounting management information systems and efficient and accurate processing of data to the computerized accounting systems.
  • He/She is responsible for handling understated tasks for maximum of six months i.e until Oromia regional Accountant returns to the office finishing special assignment given to him at federal office.



  • Carries out accounting on the basis of GIZ accounting software.
  • Fills up and disburses check books as per agreed deadlines.
  • Prepares and controls monthly project journal/financial report.
  • Prepares vouchers for book-keeping, indicating their cost classification
  • Handle local subsidy payments and settlement for ISFM Woredas.
  • Runs errands for the project, e.g. delivery of letters/messages, payment of bills
  • Assist in effecting field level cash payments and timely settlements
  • Makes minor purchase and assists in procurement processes.
  • Assist
    in arrangement of workshop and training venues.

    Administrative Function:

  • Verifies correctness of vouchers, including supporting documents.
  • Follow up that log books are updated and presented for accounts treatments.
  • Prepare monthly fuel consumption report.
  • Handling VATs, tax declaration and WHT.
  • Calculates daily trip allowance and staff overtime when applicable.
  • Comply with, and ensure that staff benefit comply with GIZ-Office policies and procedures.

    Financial Administration;

  • Maintain proper and confidential filing of financial related documents, office asset register and project inventory list.
  • Prepares monthly and annual budgets and tracking variances, submits journal to SURED-SNNPR Administration and Finance Head and all documents to GIZ Accounting Office after approval from the Regional Program Manager.
  • Submits books of accounts and reports to SURED-Oromia Technical Advisor final approvals.
  • Assists in monitoring fund expenditure in accordance with budget (cost type & cost category)
  • Responsible for the financial administration, such as cash transfer, disbursement, recording of cash book, bank book, receipts preparation.
  • Reviews travel claims submitted by staff for final approval & prepares the payments.
    Confirm bank balance before the deadline to the bank.
  • Prepares and controls monthly project journal/financial report.
  • Preparation of all documents for internal audit.
  • Monitors the daily cash flow records and the level of liquidity.
  • Monitors costs and expenses monthly.
  • Checks incoming invoices for hotel, telephone, cell phone, internet and other fees and arrange for payment.
    Retain cash count sheets and monthly prepared bank reconciliations.
  • Handling settlements (checking and verifying each receipt - whether it is done according to the agreement or not).
  • Reports financial status to Finance and Admin Manager and Regional Program Manager

    Additional Tasks:

  • As assigned by the supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree (BA) in accounting, business management or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience.
  • Capability of concise and coherent reporting along standard formats.
  • Proven knowledge of English and Amharic language, written and spoken.
  • Trustworthiness and ability to maintaining strict confidentiality and observing data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize several tasks at the same time.
  • Ability to work independently, unsupervised and as part of a multicultural and international team.


  • Excellent communication skills to handle stakeholders with different interest
  • Strong result orientation
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Good English language skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent computer skills esp. Microsoft Office;

    How to Apply

    Application procedure:

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email:

    Note: -

    Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Accountant #138/2019’ in the subject line of your email application.

    Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers.

    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia

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