VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C Accounts and Control Officer for Branch Grade A Jobs in Ethiopia

VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C Accounts and Control Officer for Branch Grade A

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Job Id: 223893

Category: Accounting and Finance

Location: Arbaminch, SNNPR

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per the Institution salary scale

Job Description

Immediate Internal/external

Vacancy Announcement

Position: Accounts and Control Officer for Branch Grade A

Place of Work: Arbaminch Branch Office

Opening Date: September 24, 2019

About the Organization:

VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (S.C) is an Institution established according to proclamation No. 40/96 to provide financial services to the productive poor in the rural and urban areas of Ethiopia. VisionFund is currently operating in four of the Regional States of the country.

VisionFund MFI is currently looking for internal/external candidates for Accounts and Control Officers for Grade A Branch Office. The successful candidates will have skills and experience that meet the following requirements:

1. Major Responsibilities

Ensure the maintenance of an updated and well-kept accounting books and records

  • Handle and ensure branch’s daily financial transaction (payments, collections, cash withdrawal & deposition in banks, saving withdrawals, cash count etc.) are in line with financial policy and procedure of the institution.

  • Ensures timely and accurate weekly & monthly bank reconciliation for all accounts of the branch and take prompt action on reconciling items

  • Signs and counter signs on all financial documents and statements with the Branch manager

  • Ensure proper recording, depreciation and registration of fixed assets

  • Ensures that the general ledgers and subsidiary ledgers are completed and properly maintained;

    Prepare and assist for both internal and external audits

  • Provides assistance in any audit or examination to be conducted by the external or internal auditor, government regulatory agencies as well as other parties duly authorized by the Board of Directors or the CEO to conduct such activity;

  • Facilitate availing of all necessary documentation for branch audit task and ensure that proper minutes is kept, signed and properly filed up on audit exit conference.

    Maintain sufficient control systems

  • Play internal control role of the branch office, i.e ensure that all financially and operational activities of the branch is in alignment policies and procedures of the institution and regulatory requirement

  • Keeps a systematic monitoring of all of the MFI’s property and equipment, monitor its movement and review its condition
    as compared to its book value;

  • Ensure financial documents (cheque books, vouchers, loan documents etc.) are kept in safe custody and handled in accordance of policy and procedure of the institution.

  • Ensure that all financial documents and loan documents are signed by parties involved and properly filed

  • Ensure management of cash; cash in hand and at bank is done in line with policy and procedure of the institution.

  • Work with the treasurer to ensure adequate control of cash and other assets according to laid down policies for the MFI.


  • Ensure system generated tasks such EOM running, backups, off-line files, scanned copies of loan documents are properly handled & timely reported

  • Promptly produces regular financial and other reports per policy and procedure of the institution;

  • Promptly reporting consolidated audit implementation status report per policy gridline of the MFI

  • Conduct regular financial analysis of the branch and advice branch manager and Area Financial Accountant at on trends of financial and operational performances

    Job Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or diploma in accounting is required

  • Chartered accountant is an added advantage.

  • 5 years of experience for bachelor degree or 7 years’ experience for diploma in related positions.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage a team

  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility and highly developed sense of integrity

  • Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization Ideals and Core Values

  • Be proficient in Microsoft office, Sun systems and excellent use of Excel spreadsheets

  • Highly developed sense of reliability and accuracy

  • Be a good trainer, facilitator, mentor, and coach

  • Very good communication skills

    Terms of Employment: Permanent

    Closing Date: September 28, 2019

    How to Apply

    Candidates who fulfill the above requirements can submit the application letter, updated curriculum vitae with names and addresses of up to 3 references and non-returnable copies of credentials in person to: Arbaminch, Chencha, Mirababaya branch Offices & South West Operation Area Office or send to VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (s.c), P.O.BOX 31478, Addis Ababa, or can apply online on
    Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply

    If you need more information, you can contact HRM & Administration Department via telephone number: 0116478356

    VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C Accounts and Control Officer for Branch Grade A Jobs in Ethiopia

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