Assistant Financial Accountant

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Accounting and Finance
Bahirdar, Amhara 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

The purpose of the Assistant Financial Accountant position will assist the Financial Accountant to carry out activities in finance including petty cash management. She/he will assist with quality control, financial reporting and monitoring. The role holder will also provide assistance in ensuring appropriate systems and procedures (payroll, cash management, vendor payments, budgeting and other related to financial management) are in place to properly disburse, account, budget and report project funds which are cost effective, timely, have proper internal controls and comply with SCI internal policy procedure.

Contract Duration : Fixed Term – 6 months with possibility of extension based on performance.

Number of positions: 1


§  Prepares bank payment voucher for approved payments and effect the payment.

§  Ensure supplier/vendors are paid on time and legal receipt is received for all effected payments and attach to the payment documents.

§  Handle petty cash of the field office and maintain proper petty cash recording/register

§  Prepares petty cash payment voucher and effects approved cash payment up to petty cash limit of the program.

§  Follow up on staff work advance and travel advance to be settled timely.

§  Properly coding of all bank and petty cash transactions as per chart of account coding classification.

§  Collect cash with appropriate voucher and deposit cash collections intact to bank account.

§  Ensure safe custody of Filed office’s Petty Cash fund, uncollected cheque, new cheque pads & bid bonds, and other legal documents related to finance.

§  Prepare General Ledger and Cash Offline Spread sheet (GLACOSE for all transactions that to be reviewed and posted by the Financial Accountant


Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


·       BA degree in accounting or equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience,
  • Computer knowledge in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Know how of different Accounting Software’s
  • Experience in handling petty cash is required for this role.


  • Strong training skill

·       Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexibility in working long hours and ability to work with incoming surge teams;

·       Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;

·       Fluency in written and spoken English;

·       Commitment to Save the Children values

·       Teams, in the event of emergencies

  We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Bahir Dar. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link:

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