Finance Coordinator-VAT and Tax

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Accounting and Finance
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:

Job Description

  • Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.


Responsible for the administration of VAT (both USAID and non-USAID), transfer of pension fund to bank account, Prepares detail monthly payroll tax schedule and settles government obligations timely


Reports to: Finance manager

  Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A

Dotted line relationship: - Accounting, reporting, Procurement, Field office Finance team

Functional relationship: Award, Budget Holders, Filed Finance team


  •  Responsible for the administration of  USAID VAT and Non USAID VAT, and pension fund 
  •  Prepare monthly VAT schedule for claim to USAID and follow up VAT receivable balance and responsible for reconciliation of VAT.
  • Prepare monthly Non USAID VAT schedule for claim to Revenue office
  • Responsible for regular reconciliation of VAT both USAID and Non USAID VAT receivables
  • Handling the offline VAT register sheet for all short term awards and timely claim
  • Reclassification of rejected VAT balance to respective awards (Source of Fund) before the ward expire date.
  • Regular communication with field offices finance team for timely submission of VAT supporting documents
  • Coach and train finance team on the VAT essential invoice requirements and VAT new directives
  • Timely VAT claim to USAID and Revenue Office
  • Prepare accurate VAT reports for Award and Members
  • Ensure safe filing of VAT documents, both in soft copy and hard copy for further reference.
  • Prepares monthly pension fund schedule and arranges fund transfer to designated government bank account
  • Ensure Income Taxes, Pension and  Withholding taxes are reduced from all salaries, relevant benefits and suppliers/consultants and paid to Revenue offices according to government legislation requirements
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of pension fund balance at the agency with the depositing agency.
  • Prepares detail monthly payroll tax schedule and reconcile with Agresso system general ledger balance timely settlement of government obligations and ensure a reminder is sent to all field offices and Sub offices monthly for any outstanding Pension fund and tax 
  • SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


    •  Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


    •   Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks strategically


    •  Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks


      Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Job Requirements


  • · BA Degree in Accounting or related fields
  • 5 years of work experience as VAT designated Person in a Private Companies, Construction and share companies.
  • Negotiation Skill in dealing VAT issues with Small and Higher Tax Payers Revenue branches
  • Knowledge and experience of the new tax online system
  • Knowledge of VAT proclamation and Directives
  • Advanced Excel sheet skill is required
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written,
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    Generic Competencies

    ·      Child Rights: Promotes an enabling environment for participation, and accountability to children

    ·      Be the Innovator: Promotes innovation to find new and better approaches to driving progress for children

    Deliver Results at Scale: Promotes a clear focus on impact in a project and programme design, management, and oversight

    Generic Competencies

    • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities


    • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children and adolescent
    • Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery

    Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peers,

    Additional job responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

    Equal Opportunities

    The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

    Child Safeguarding:

    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.

    Safeguarding our Staff:

    The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

    Health and Safety

    The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SC Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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

    The Organizatio n
    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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