Education Development Trust Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Education Development Trust Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Roles:

The job holder’s duties and responsibilities are outlined as follows:

  • Review financial documents guided by the Financial Guidelines of the organisation and follow up on any gap areas.

  • Prepare and process payment requests by ensuring that all necessary and proper support documents are attached, and the correct codes have been used and all necessary approvals have been obtained.

  • Ensure all suppliers are paid on time by performing an accurate Accounts Payable payment run on a weekly basis.

  • Maintain proper and accurate accounting records by filing documents in a timely manner monthly.

  • Make and monitor web bank guided by the Financial Guidelines of the organisation including monitoring bank balances weekly and report any anomalies to the Finance Manager.

  • Prepare and maintain in file the monthly bank reconciliations as per the Monthly Schedule.

  • Maintain monthly balance sheet reconciliation schedules for all Balance Sheet Accounts.

  • Inputting and verifying data in the ERP system in accordance to Ed Dev Trust Finance Guidelines.

  • Perform regular ERP system checks as directed by the Finance Manager.

  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports/submissions for presentation to the various clients and Head Office under the guidance of the Finance Coordinator or Finance Manager.

  • Assist in the preparation of all relevant Ethiopia statutory returns by ensuring these are prepared in compliance to the statute and paid on time.

  • Assist in preparation for internal and external audits by availing support documentations and relevant audit schedules.

  • Advise and provide support for non-finance staff by providing training on the organisation’s financial processes.

  • Ensure all financial transactions and records are undertaken and maintained in accordance with Ethiopia laws by understanding and applying these laws.

  • Develop ideas and ways in which office systems can be made
    more efficient and cost-effective, whilst respecting project and operational needs.

  • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and the safe and effective operation of the organisation.

    Job Requirements



  • Excellent written and oral English Language skills.

  • Should have BA degree in Accountancy or an ACCA or CPA (K) or equivalent.

  • Excellent MS-Excel skills.

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills.

  • Excellent Time management skills.



  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience working with an ERP system (Business World On highly desired).

  • Must have minimum three years’ experience in a multi-project accounting department.

  • A thorough understanding of accounting concepts and financial procedures for development partners e.g. FCDO, EC & USAID.

  • Experience of explaining variances and dealing with any queries.

  • Proven experience of being proactive by identifying areas of concern or areas for improvement.



  • Must demonstrate the following competencies: Interpersonal skills, efficiency in task execution.

  • Ability to compile and analyse data required for reports.

  • An effective communicator.

  • Excellent time management.

  • Ability to work to precise deadlines.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite packages (Advanced Excel highly desirable).

  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Education Development Trust Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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