Financial Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia

Financial Accountant Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives.

We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Role purpose

The purpose of the Finance Accountant is to maintain proper records in compliance with financial policies and procedures of Save the Children International.

The position holder prepares accurate and timely financial summaries and reports and control bank account balances and cash holding to optimal balance.

S/he is responsible to review the accounting records, transactions, Employee Benefit Package, & Government taxation.

Job specific roles and responsibilities

  • Reviews, verifies and ensures that financial documents are in accordance with Save the Children International financial policies and procedures for payment.
  • Prepare the necessary accounting/adjustment journal entries when required;
  • Provide necessary inputs for cash forecast consolidation and budge planning to be reviewed and consolidated by Senior Finance Coordinator for CO submission.
  • Ensure that all taxes collected from Filed Offices staff, and vendors are summarized & paid to the tax authority monthly; within the time frame set by the authority.
  • Reconcile payroll register manual versus Agresso record every month.
  • Make sure all collections deposited into bank and all deposits booked into system are cleared before the month close.
  • Ensure Program and Staff advances are regularly monitored and maintained at minimum level.
  • Make GLACOSE upload after detailed review of financial documents.
  • Make finance transaction on time Posting
  • Prepare adjusting entries for reclassification of transaction from one SOF to another or correction of wrong account lines and DEAs.
  • Ensure Complete Financial documents are submitted to Addis Ababa Archive on or before 15th of the following month after Hard Close.

    Child Safeguarding and other KPIs:

  • Providing orientations on Child Safeguarding for HEWs, HDAs, communities and project beneficiaries;
  • Ensure for timely reporting of any suspected/concerns on fraud and child safeguarding issues;
  • Ensure for timely reporting of the security situations in program implementation area;
  • Ensure
    child participation in project monitoring and evaluation through invitation for meetings, joint supervision, workshops etc;
  • Ensure for complaint are appropriately received and responded timely;
  • Ensure for consistent reporting of any humanitarian situations in project implementation area;


  • On monthly basis produce community mobilization report and summit to line/project managers;
  • Monthly basis produce activities conducted on child safeguarding and report to line/project managers;
  • Monthly basis produce humanitarian situation report and submit line/project managers;
  • Monthly basis produce complaints received and managed and report to line/project managers;
  • Prepare and submit regular activities achieved on child participation in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report to line managers/project manager;
  • Prepare and submit feedback reports submitted to partners;
  • Produce case stories on monthly basis and share to line managers;

  • BA degree in accounting or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent proven knowledge in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Familiarity in using Accounting Software’s: Agresso system is preferable.
  • Experience in staff management is desirable.

    Knowledge Skills and Ability
  • Strong accounting and analytical skill
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexibility in working long hours and ability to work with incoming surge teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies

    How to Apply
  • Interested applicants who met the Minimum requirements should send the following through before or on 27th April 2019.
  • A CV (not more than 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.
  • Please Do Not Submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application.
  • You should provide them upon request otherwise your application will reject.
  • Please Make Sure You State the Code of the Vacancy on the Subject of Your Email ensuring that the job title is clearly stated in the cover letter.
  • All applications should be received within 10 days of this advertisement.
  • We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.
  • All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
  • In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.
  • Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicants, if invited for written exam or interview.

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