Vital Strategies Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Vital Strategies Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

The Position

  • Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Finance Manager.

  • This is a full-time position based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Applicants must have a valid work permit to work in Ethiopia.

    Overall Role

  • The Finance Manager will report directly to the Country Representative, Ethiopia and functionally to the International Finance Officer.

  • The Finance Manager will be responsible for country office financial operations including: ensuring proper monthly closings, monitoring internal controls, maintaining the integrity of financial data, training staff on process and procedures, managing the annual budget process coordinating the annual financial reporting, and meeting the financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Vital Strategies Ethiopia.

    Specific duties include but are not limited to


  • Accounts Payable including: reviewing for appropriate signatories and coding

  • Manage accounts receivable

  • Reconcile inter-company transfers, cash, bank, and credit cards

  • Responsible for data entry of expenses into the accounting system

  • Processing fund request from grants managers/programs to headquarters
    Manage grants accounting


  • Prepare, analyze, and distribute monthly and annual financial statements in a timely manner

  • Prepare financial reports for donors

  • Ensure financial reporting and balance sheet are in compliance with local GAAP

  • Completion of tax reporting requirements as needed

    Budgeting and Financial Controls

  • Monitor monthly actual to budget variances.

  • Update the management team on a monthly basis of any financial and budget concerns

  • Implement financial internal controls in areas such as: procurement, contracts, and agreements

  • In coordination with finance headquarters, lead the annual audit process

  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting process in collaboration with the Country Representative

  • Administer
    and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status

  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting

  • Implement a robust financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to

  • Establish a review process to continuously improve financial accounting practices, and related policies and procedures

  • Work closely with the local operations manager to update, implement, and provide guidance on finance-related business policies

  • Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the Country Representative and CFO
    Any other responsibilities assigned by the
    International Finance Officer

  • Minimum of a BA or BSc, ideally with an
    MBA/Chartered accountant or related degree
    Minimum seven (7) years of overall experience as a financial professional and minimum one year working with an international organization.

  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

  • Experience using financial software (Exact Globe, Net Suite, etc.)

  • Analytical mindset with strong attention to details

  • Ability to set priorities and problem-solve

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to work with a
    variety of internal and external stakeholders

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Vital Strategies

  • Current residency in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • This Vacancy Advertisement is open to Ethiopian Nationals and candidates holding a valid work resident permit for Ethiopia

  • Vital Strategies strongly encourages qualified female candidates to apply

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Vital Strategies Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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