Finance Manager

Accounting and Finance
Addis Ababa  
Career Level:
Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Job Description

General Overview of the job

The role of this position holder is to produces the company accounts, defines and implements Finance policy of the company, Designs and implements Finance Division processes, manages the relationships with fiscal authorities, manage relationships with financial partners such as banks in accordance with the legal framework. Collect data, produce report. Implement policies and rules for the budget, assets and income management. Lead annual Audit of books. Produce annual financial statements like Balance sheet and income statement. In addition the position incumbent will be the focal person to manage all financial resources in the company.

Detail duties and responsibilities:


  • Structures, organizes and manages the Finance activity in the company;
  • Provides all required information to the General Manager and Deputy General Manager;
  • Delegates mutually agreed objectives for direct reports;
  • Responsible for the professional and personal development of direct reports;
  • Responsible for the implementation of processes, procedures of the company  within finance department ;
  • Protects company interests in any circumstances;
  • Supports all other managers in conducting financial transactions; 
  • Administers policies and procedures within the Division;
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures;

Data Encoding, Financial Reporting, reconciliations

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts;
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting and financial records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards;
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met;
  • Prepare financial management reports;
  • Ensure that accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and yearly end close in done;
  • Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities, including the comparison of budgeted costs to actual costs;
  • Develop and maintain financial data base;
  • Inter-company reconciliation and financial analysis between M-Birr ICT Services PLC (Ethiopia) and MBirr Ltd (Ireland)
  • Prepare report for donor as per their requirement;  
  • Preparing cost accumulation sheet ;
  • Preparing depreciation expense, annually;
  • Reconciling MFI account with ledger balance;
  • Reconciling bank statement with ledger balance at the end of the month (Euro & Birr) accounts;

Auditing, tax and compliance

  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities;
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements;
  • Ensure tax reporting , payment and follow-up  is done according to Government Regulation ;
  • Responsible for closing books in year end with external Auditors and preparation of annual finical reports in accordance with GAAP;
  • Submitting financial report to Inland Revenue after accounts are closed by Auditors;
  • Check that income tax , pension contribution, withholding tax and VAT collected and declared and or paid to inland revenue on time;

Cash management

  • Oversee Petty cash management of both Territory Manager and HQ;
  • Preparing checks and check payment voucher;

Payroll, Insurance and Pension

  • Prepare monthly payroll for salary and wages make sure all government deduction are implemented.
  •  Make sure all staff have a pension card
  • Make sure all staff have insurance coverage;
  • Ensure that the annual insurance premium for Vehicle, office  and staff are paid on time; 


  • Raise daily sales of top up and other sales by cash register machine generated from system (Jasper)
  • Make sure that the Cash register machine is functional at all time and follow-up its regular preventive maintenance.
  • Collaborate with all departments within the company as required ;
  • Performs all tasks assigned by immediate supervisor;

Job Requirements

Competencies and Skills

  • Experience to work independently with limited supervision
  • Robust understanding of Ethiopian tax, audit, corporate and accountancy regulations
  • Knowledge in preparing reports, facilitating meetings, and other correspondence, processing Accounts Payable and Receivable, and handling inquiries from customers or supervisors
  • Experience in reconciliation and analysis of various balance sheet accounts
  • Problem analysis: proven judgement and problem-solving
  • Excellent multi-tasker
  • Attention to detail & accuracy
  • Strong communications & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to treat people with respect under all circumstances, instil trust in others besides upholding the values of the Organisation
  • Ability to work well as part of a team- to exhibit objectivity and be open-minded towards the ideas and views of others, give as well as welcome feedback, contribute to building team spirit, aid others to succeed
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Peachtree etc.)
  • Excellent scheduling and time management skills
  • Highly motivated and self-starter
  • Flexible and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to make efficient use of resources and able to plan and organize job.
  • Pleasant and friendly mannerism
  • Punctuality
  • Dependability; to follow instructions as well as take responsibility for their actions and also keep commitments
  • Quality management- look for means of improving as well as promoting quality
  • Remain calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Amharic is essential

Education and experience

University Bachelor degree Accounting. At least 8 years hands on work experience in Finance preferably in the business sector. Experience working with accounting software including Peachtree.  

How to Apply

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