Kelem International School Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Kelem International School Finance Manager

Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224986

Category: Accounting and Finance

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Salary: Competitive salary

Job Description

Kelem International School is a preK-G8 school that was originally established under the Swedish Embassy in Ethiopia in 1946 but reopened as an independent not-for-profit school in July 2019.

Our vision is to become a collaborative center of learning in Ethiopia, where each and every child becomes a confident and self-realized global citizen.

Our mission is to facilitate the realization of every child’s full potential and develop resilient, curious, open-minded and reflective students who are able to express themselves fully and effectively.

We wish to enable our students will think critically, analyze and creatively solve problems to be adaptive in a rapidly changing world.

Our school will foster in the minds of our students that learning is a life-long endeavor, setting the example by the continued professional development of our teachers and staff.

Our school aims to produce responsible and compassionate global citizens, with respect and recognition of the rich heritage of our host country, Ethiopia.

Currently the student-body of 198 represent 27 different nationalities and the 21 teaching staff 4 nationalities, while majority of the teachers are Ethiopian.

Finance Manager Job brief

We are looking for a skilled Finance Manager. The Finance Manager will hold principle responsibility for managing all financial resources and transactions of the school and ensuring that sound accounting, payment and procurement procedures are put in place and followed.

The position will be responsible for the budget planning and execution, and will support the executive management team by offering insights and financial advice to allow them to make the best decisions for the organization.

If you are passionate about finance and accounting, are highly efficient, can work independently, and approach your profession with the utmost degree of professionalism and honesty, give us a chance to meet you.

Job specifications

  • Maintain financial records and reports for all accounts in the school
  • Establish financial manual for the school, detailing
    procedures and documentation for all types of transactions, including assigning transaction codes
  • Monitor funds based on a budget
  • Manage petty cash accounts
  • Initiate and process salaries for payment
  • Develop and maintain organized electronic and hard copy filing system for financial records for the school in an easy-to-access system
  • Coordinate with purchasing staff to ensure smooth purchasing procedures
  • Prepare expense report for quarterly financial review with the Board of the school
  • Ensure compliance with all Ethiopian laws regarding tax withholding and payments, accounting procedures, and retention of records
  • Advise the management of the school on ongoing and periodic investments to improve the school – procurement, capital investments, property management and others
  • Manage annual audit
  • Support other administrative and procurement functions to ensure smooth operations of the school as needed


    The position will be compensated with a competitive salary, based on school standards of pay, experience and qualifications

    Job Requirements

    Skills and qualities:

  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude
  • Strong ethics and reliability
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to maintain sound working relationships with internal staff and external vendors.
  • Autonomous and well organized with ability to meet tight deadlines

    Required qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Finance; further training will be a plus
  • 5 years in a senior finance position
  • Work experience from community schools and NGO’s is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of finance functions (payroll, taxation, auditing, etc.)
  • Understanding of Ethiopian NGO finance laws and procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office; and other Finance Programs/Systems such as; Peach Tree Accounting
  • Command of written and spoken English and Amharic languages
  • Command of accounting skills

    How to Apply

    Ten days from the date of announcement will be the closing date of the vacancy. Please Email or hand over your applications and credentials in person to the Swedish community school compound from the date of announcement.

    We are located in Kazanches opposite to Norwegian Lutheran Mission across Meles Zenawi Foundation. Tel numbers: +2518545981/2, or +251911259055

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