Finance Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Finance Director Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Accounting and Finance, Business and Administration
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa Career
  • Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director) Employment
  • Full time
    Salary: XXX

    Job Description

    Vacancy Announcement
    Position Title:

  • Finance Director
  • Finance
    Level: AII
    Reports to:
  • Country Representative
    Based in:
  • Addis Ababa

    Duration of contract:
  • Indefinite based on performance and availability of funds

  • As per organization pay scale plus other PSI Ethiopia staff benefits.

    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non‐profit social marketing organization.

    We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

    We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.

    Join us!

    There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world.

    It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

    PSI/Ethiopia wants reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door.

    We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes.

    We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities.

    We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

    We are looking for a charismatic leader, a coach, a strategist and an effective communicator.

    You are a visionary role model with demonstrated coaching skills and the ability to inspire those around you to achieve their maximum; you ‘play well’ with others and have proven ability to obtain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and create change;

    you bring energy and passion in what you do; you have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision; you are someone who is proactive in looking for new opportunities; you use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work; you set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them; you own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.

    Essential Functions

  • You will work under the supervision of the Country Representative, in close collaboration with the programs and support teams.
  • You will lead a department of 10 people including 3 direct reports in the main office in Addis Ababa, plus 6 people in the regional offices across the country.
  • You will be part of the Leadership Team and contribute to bring the organization closer to its vision.

    More specifically:
  • Strategy: you will contribute to setting strategic goals for the country office, maintain sound financial systems in line with GAAP, policy, funder regulations and local law, providing assurance that records and controls are sufficient to ensure the accuracy and reliability of
    financial information
  • Leadership: you will lead the local country team in the implementation of new financial system and application of appropriate procedures and internal controls in conjunction with the PSI global finance team, and lead the required change management while liaising with headquarters for training, reporting, problem-solving, system issues and other needs as they arise
  • Coaching: you will build the capacity of both finance and non-finance staff, support the capacity building of sub-awardees and coach your team to achieve goals and professional growth while promoting and demonstrating an ethical environment, in line with PSI’s values of honesty and acting with integrity
    Financial Reporting: you will review and approve
  • The monthly financial certification package including all supporting schedules and the trial balance,
  • The donor bills and funder financial reports prepared by the headquarters ensuring in both cases timely and quality submissions.
  • Budgeting: you will lead the development of the annual operating budget in Ethiopia and the implementation of departmental budgeting; you will also support the development of new projects’ budgets by supplying timely and accurate financial information to program teams
  • Compliance: you will ensure timely submission of all statutory reports including tax returns;
  • you will ensure that policy, process and procedure manuals as well as forms and workflows are implemented in accordance with PSI’s requirements and are kept up to date;
  • You will ensure that accounting entries and financial reports comply with GAAP, PSI policy, funder regulations and local law; and, in collaboration with legal counsel, you will minimize legal risk to the organization and address any legal issues that arise
  • Audit: you will oversee all internal and external audits, working in conjunction with PSI global finance team and the regional support team where required;
  • You will prepare management comments for audit reports; you will create and implement action plans to remediate audit findings; and
  • you will manage relationships with internal and external auditors
  • Treasury: you will review and approve Operating Advance Requests (OARs) for cash advances from headquarters;
  • you will manage cash flow in the country office and maintain relationships with local banks; and you will Identify innovative ways to minimize cash risks using new technologies such as online banking and mobile money

    Job Requirements

    Your background

  • MS, CPA, ACCA, Chartered Accountant, Certified Accountant, MBA or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of ten (10) years in accounting and/or finance, including at least 5 years in a senior management role;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
    Familiarity with funders’ regulations including USAID, BMFG, DFID
  • Working knowledge of integrated accounting systems such as Quick Books Enterprise

    How to Apply

    By following our 3 steps application process:

  • Fill out the application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Send your CV and application letter to clearly mark “Application for Finance Director position” in the subject line.
  • Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application that means your application was successful.
  • If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.
  • Application deadline 14th February 2019.
  • We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.
  • PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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