German Cultural Institute Bookkeeper/ Administrator Jobs in Ethiopia

German Cultural Institute Bookkeeper/ Administrator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated bookkeeper and administrator from 01 August 2023 or later. The scope of employment will be 50% until 31 December 2023, but may be increased to 100% as of 2024.
The Goethe-Institut is the globally active cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. We promote cultural exchange, education, and social discourse in an international context and support the teaching and learning of the German language.

Tasks Will Encompass

  • Accounting: Creditor, debitor, bank, cash, and other forms of accounting

  • Payments: Responsibility for bill payments and accounting, leading the cash desk, check payments, and bank transfers,

  • Review of accounting documents,

  • Preparation of monthly statements,

  • Preparation of the annual financial statements,

  • Calculation of travel expenses,

  • Procurement,

  • Reporting,

  • Filing of documents,

  • General administrative tasks.

  • All tasks will involve adherence to internal regulations, Ethiopian laws, and German and European Union laws and regulations and German accounting practices according to “HGB”. The ERP system will be SAP and most bookings, filings, and reports will require the use of SAP.

    We Offer

  • Salary in ETB based on the salary scale for local employees at the Goethe Institut Äthiopien depending on the scope of employment (please enquire for specifics),

  • Pension contributions,

  • Generous healthcare coverage,

  • German language classes,

  • Training opportunities,

  • Great team and work environment.

    Job Requirements

  • Completed commercial training or undergraduate studies (e.g. administration, business etc.) or equivalent knowledge and skills in financial accounting or business administration,

  • Work permit for Ethiopia,

  • Good knowledge of MS-Office applications,

  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English and Amharic,

  • Good knowledge of spoken and written German desirable and/or the willingness to learn or improve German,

  • Professional experience in finance and accounting desirable,

  • Experience with foreign publicly funded organisations desirable,

  • Good SAP knowledge desirable or willingness to familiarise with SAP and German HGB accounting practices,

  • Very good work organisation and very good time management, high motivation,

  • Ability to work under pressure, reliability and loyalty, care and accuracy, dedicated and self-dependent work,

  • Communication and social skills, ability to work in a team.

    How to Apply

    Please send your application with your CV, a detailed letter of motivation and any significant documents by email to

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