Financial Officer at Save the Children

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  • Company: Save the Children
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Bale
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Accounting / Finance Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

The Save the Children in Ethiopia Country Office (CO), in support of the Government of Ethiopia (GoE), has continued to contribute to the well-being of Ethiopian children in development and humanitarian contexts. We work to provide immediate humanitarian relief and long-term sustainable development.

The Opportunity

Here the Role Purpose section of the JD should be copied and pasted. 

The purpose of the Financial officer position will assist the Financial coordinator and program facilitator 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

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

The top 8 skills and experiences listed as bullet points – including qualifications and right to work if needed.

Job specific roles and responsibilities

  • 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
  • Make sure that cash related files and records reflect high professional Standards.
  •  Plan the systematic collection and filling of finance documents.
  •  File all source documents and journal vouchers with all supporting documents.
  • Verify documents to be sent to head office are accurate and contain all relevant data
  • Do other activities assign by immediate Supervisor?



  • 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)
  • Knowhow 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.   Please add further detail here as required.  For example: This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

Salary as per scale of organization and competitive benefit packages like medical insurance

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 4 December. 2021
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