Finance Assistant

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Accounting and Finance
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.


Under the supervision of the Finance Officer, the finance assistant is responsible for preparation of government invoice reporting through the templet shared by inland revenue authority from the latest status up to March ,2021 and report for finance officer for review.


  • Prepare government invoice reporting for all IRC transactions as per the templet given by inland revenue authority
  • Proper Documentation of payments (make sure that all documents are attached e.g. Delivery, Cash Receipt, Delegation letter, cheque copy, and etc.)  
  • Filling (Sequential arrangement and labeling of grant files, ledgers, balance sheets for Addis Ababa & field offices documents)
  • Stamping (Make sure that all payments have paid stamp)
  • Photocopying and scanning of documents (copying documents whenever there is a need)
  • Assist in arranging finance documents during IRC's Internal /external auditing
  • Assist the finance Assistant in collecting advices, checks and statements from the bank
  • Assisting all the finance team as required.
  • VAT tracking for partners.
  • Assisting all the finance team as required
  • Updating sub-grant tracking sheet.
  • Preparing document for cash transfer made to partners.

Job Requirements

  • Diploma accounting with 1 year or Degree in accounting with zero year experience.
  • Knowledge in operating excel & word is advantageous.
  • The candidate shall have good communication skill.
  • S/he must be committed and willing to works under stress environment and should perform tasks independently.


How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:



Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information: 
  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application 
  • Summary of your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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