Accounting Assistant

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Category:
Accounting and Finance
Location:
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:
As per GIZ salary scale

Job Description

Accounting Assistant

GIZ-External/Internal Vacancy Announcement #042/2022

Strengthening Rural Value Chain (SRVC)

The project “Strengthening Rural Value Chains in Ethiopia” is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government. It supports the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture to improve the income and employment situation of stakeholders in agricultural value chains in SNNPR (Sidama), Amhara and Oromia regions. The objective of the project is to improve the income and employment situation of stakeholders in agricultural value chains in SNNPR (Sidama), Amhara and Oromia region. 

Contract duration:                           Until December 31, 2024


A.     Responsibilities

The Accounting Assistant is responsible for following

  • Ensuring that the provided services within the section are done correctly and on a timely basis according to GIZ Financial and Accounting Guidelines and are in line with the PuR.

In this context, the Accounting Assistant fulfils the following tasks:

B.     Tasks

Core scope of tasks

  • Process the cash payments for the assigned journals according to the GIZ rules and regulations.
  • Ensures the cash boxes are secure and safely kept according to the regulation.
  • Records all cash payments on a timely manner using the WINPACCS cash book software and reconcile on daily basis with the physical cash count.
  • Checks the cash vouchers and receipts submitted for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and corrects these where necessary
  • Ensures all supporting documents are provided and vouchers properly validated according to the signature regulations.
  • Ensures the cash vouchers are forwarded on timely basis to Country Office for monthly bookings.
  • Ensure the cash management agreement is updated and adhered to.
  • Reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay.

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Prepares the monthly payments report for submission to the Ministry of Revenue.
  • Supports the project in the payments of workshop and/or training allowances.
  • Deputizing for departmental colleagues.
  • Takes up other duties as assigned by the Senior Finance Manager

Job Requirements

Required qualifications, professional experience

Qualifications

  • BA in Accounting or comparable qualification 

 Professional experience

  • At least 3 years of professional working experience in a similar position Experience in GIZ in the relevant subject context
  • Work experience with international organizations
  • Work experience with administrative tasks, travel/event management, or procurement

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Experience with IT-based accounting programs
  • Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Good English command. German knowledge is an added advantage

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email : [email protected]

Note:

Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘ Accounting Assistant #042/2022’ in the subject line of your email application.  

Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. 

Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.  

“Please refer to our  brochure  to learn more about GIZ’s attractive benefit package.”

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