GOAL Deputy Head of Finance-Donor Jobs in Ethiopia

GOAL Deputy Head of Finance-Donor Jobs in Ethiopia


About the Position

  • The aim of the role is to assist the Head of Finance in managing the financial function of GOAL Ethiopia, ensuring proper financial reporting, financial controls and financial systems are in place and in line with the specified GOAL Ireland procedures as well as donor specific rules and regulations so as to ensure compliance under audit.

  • This will include preparation of monthly management accounts, yearend accounts, facilitating annual audits, ensuring submission of annual budget and report for CSO, etc

  • The Deputy Head of Finance will be expected to work in close collaboration with Head Of Finance, with programme and support staff both in the field and at head office.

  • S/he will have a functional supporting and supervisory role to field office finance teams.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely submission of donor reports, government reports and other reports to GOAL Dublin or the relevant authorities.

  • Work with the Head of Finance in Ad hoc preparation of budgets for proposals to be sent to donors, in accordance with donor guidelines and deadlines, ensure that all such budgets are submitted to GOAL Dublin’s operational accountant for review five working days before the budget is due for submission to the donor.

  • Work with the Head of Finance in preparation and finalization of annual and quarterly rolling budgets for submission to GOAL Dublin.

  • Monitor and control current expenditure, liaising with programme staff when necessary, to ensure that expenditure stays within available funding and agreed budgets using budget-monitoring tools and highlight, as appropriate, under/over spends and agree actions required with respective senior management.

  • Work with the Head of Finance for proper budget monitoring, ensure that actual expenditure against budgets are allocated in a fair and allocable manner across all grants for both head office and field costs with separate identifiable coding.

  • Maintain and improve appropriate systems of internal control, particularly with respect to field office sites,

  • Ensure that GOAL Dublin’s and GOAL Ethiopia’s financial procedures and policies are adhered to at all times. Ensure donor guidelines are followed at all times.

  • Participate on timely and accurate submission of monthly reports to GOAL Dublin consisting of the management accounts, Donor Status Report and other reports as required in line with the deadlines set out in GOAL’s finance manual.

  • Oversee monthly payroll and ensure correct allocation to donor budgets

  • To work at all times in a manner that promotes teamwork within GOAL and assist in the achievement of GOAL’s programme aims.

  • Work with the Head of Finance to Plan future financial staffing needs based on changes in the overall level of GOAL Ethiopia’s planned activities

  • Work with the Head of Finance to build the capacity of GOAL’s national finance staff.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as directed by the immediate supervisor, GOAL Ethiopia’s senior management and as required by
    GOAL Dublin senior staff from time to time.

    Understanding of other tasks as required

  • Ensuring timely and accurate submission of monthly reports to GOAL Dublin consisting of the management accounts.

  • Work on preparation of year-end financial statements, arrange and ensure timely completion of year-end audit. Liaise with auditors with respect to donor and GOAL Dublin audit requirements and facilitate audit work.

  • In coordination with the Logistics department ensuring that there are regular reviews of procurement paperwork and stock controls and ensure that they are in accordance with GOAL’s Logistics and finance manuals. Monitor physical control of assets. Liaise with the Logistics Coordinator to ensure relevant financial information is maintained in the fixed asset register.

    Job Requirements

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    Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement? Then join us if you have:

  • BA in Accounting or related field with a minimum of 6-8 years of related work experience of which at least 3 years senior management level in an international NGO managing multi-million-dollar budget programmes funded by USAID/OFDA, ECHO. EHAF, Irish Aid, etc.

  • With internationally recognized accounting qualification (ACCA).

  • Proficiency in verbal and written English; operational planning, budget planning and management; Proficiency in standard office software packages; Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, transparent and participatory management; Demonstrated technical and managerial ability, sound judgment, ability to interact and work effectively with others at all levels; excellent communicator, facilitator and trainer; flexible and capable of working with an international country team.

  • Respect, excellence, adaptability, innovation, communicating with impact, coaching, facilitating change, developing teams, information monitoring, planning and organizing, leading through vision and value, accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,

    Desirable qualities, skill and Competences

  • Resilience: Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic, persistent and professional even under adverse, stressful or difficult situations.
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  • Continually looks to improve personal skill, knowledge and work hence contribute to capacity building within the team and organization,

  • Strong organizational skill and experience with work planning and timetabling

  • Excellent communication and coordination skill,

  • Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non - returnable application ONLY with CV for one vacancy.

  • The vacancy reference number along with the title & Duty station need to be written in the application letter and subject of the email.

  • Please do not attach any other supporting document.

  • Applicants can apply using the following option.

  • Applicants can directly apply on line using www.ethiojobs.net or goaljobs@et.goal.ie

  • GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

  • Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

  • GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process

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