Senior Accountant


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Category:
Accounting and Finance
Location:
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Salary:

Job Description

Since 1963, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia would like to invite applicants for Finance Manager for the Feed the Future Alliance to Accelerate Agricultural Growth (3AG) Project. Begun in 2021 and to continue through June 10, 2025, 3AG is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia.  The overall goal of 3AG is to increase the income and resilience of Ethiopian smallholder wheat and maize farmers in four regional states of Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and SNNP through increased access to improved seed and mechanization services.  We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains the financial records of the field office including day-to-day field office operating expenditures, financial and accounting transactions, and bank accounts.

  • Ensures correct and timely payments to vendors, landlords and service providers.
  • Maintains bank accounts. Performs general banking duties including account relations with the project bank, correspondence, and transfers. Performs monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Verifies bank deposits made by the Accounting Assistant.
  • Prepares vouchers and checks/wire transfers for payments. Ensures all supporting documentation and journal entries are accurate.
  • Ensures all payments are allowable, allocable and in compliance with USG, local government, donor and ACDI/VOCA regulations.
  • Ensures ledgers are accurate and compliant with applicable cost principles.
  • Prepares statutory monthly and annual tax return reports for local tax authorities, as applicable
  • Verifies employees’ travel advances prepared by the Accounting Assistant and ensures that advances are liquidated timely.
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Oversees per diem payments to trainees, training/workshop participants and facilitators.
  • Follows VAT guidelines and requirements regarding payment of VAT in country. Prepares regular VAT claims for submission to the donor. Assists in preparing statutory monthly and annual tax return reports for local tax authorities.

Prepares regular and ad hoc financial documents and reports as requested.

  • Prepares and submits field office financial reports, supporting documentation, field cash reconciliations, and cash projections for the month.
  • Reviews contract and grant budgets and related financial reports and documentation.
  • Assists with preparation of project budgets, financial tracking sheets, summaries and other financial documents.
  • Assists with preparation of financial information for the Quarterly and Annual reports as required.

Ensures that proper accounting and internal controls are maintained.

  • Maintains systems and procedures to accomplish internal auditing tasks and ensure financial files are audit ready. Creates and maintains an audit ready, well-organized filing system for financial reports and accounting documents.
  • Maintains proper internal controls over the receipt, disbursement, and management of all financial resources
  • Identifies issues and risks in a timely manner and discuss proposed changes with HQ Accounting. 
  • Ensures that all accounting documents such as check booklets, requisition, official receipts, stamps, local purchase order are secure.
  • Keeps confidential all financial and sensitive information.
  • Ensures effective filing of accounting documents to facilitate easy access and retrieval.
  • Maintains accurate financial records in the manual accounting ledgers and in the electronic accounting system.
  • Ensures the submission and processing of finance-related implementation documentation.
  • Participates in regular Finance staff meetings and other Finance conferences, workshops and meetings as assigned.
  • Travels to participate in audits and budget modification meetings as required.
  • Verify the office petty cash fund and the monthly report.

Prepares monthly payroll

  • Reviews timesheets.
  • Prepares the payroll payments including calculating, withholding and recording all applicable income taxes and other social payments based on country tax rules and other A/V discretionary benefits.

 Process sub-recipient invoices in accordance with RAMP guidelines.

Review petty cash reconciliation prepared by the operations/admin staff.

Manages the work of assigned employee(s). 

  • Prioritizes, organizes, distributes, and monitors the flow of work.
  • Trains, guides, and advises staff.
  • Ensures adherence to Standards of Conduct, policy manual, and other corporate and applicable policies, procedures, and schedules.
  • Resolves routine operating problems as they arise.

 Performs other duties and undertakes other projects as may be assigned from time to time.

Required No: ONE

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited institution. ACCA, ICSA, CIMA, CPA, EC or other recognized professional qualification.
  • Minimum five years of progressive experience in financial management with a minimum of two years in an international non-governmental organization. Experience with donor project procedures, policies and compliance requirements a plus.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of either US accounting standards (GAAP), International Accounting Standards (IAS), or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Working knowledge of USG regulations (22 CFR part 226; OMB Circular A-122 & A-33; Sub grant Management).
  • Proven knowledge of applicable tax laws in the host country. Ability to interpret governmental regulations.
  • Advanced working knowledge in Excel; with a proficiency in Word, QuickBooks.
  • Demonstrated writing skills in English.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  • Demonstrated understanding of accounting and spreadsheet software.
  • Good analytical skills, including ability to gather and analyze information and develop appropriate recommendations for action.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with others on varied and occasionally complex issues.
  • Good writing skills in order to effectively develop, compile, and present information.
  • Proven ability to effectively use databases, spreadsheet, word processing, and position-specific software. Working knowledge of accounting software.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment and tact while protecting confidential information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as necessary to work effectively with persons on all levels both inside and outside the company.
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressure.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel as required.

How to Apply

  To be considered for the position, interested applicants are advised to send application letter as well as updated CV on or before December 13, 2021 to                               

  [email protected]

ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer!

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