Jun 12, 2018
Finance Officer Christian Aid (CA) was established in 1945 by the British and Irish churches. Currently, CA works in over 40 countries, with over 550 partners, worldwide. Christian Aid has worked in Ethiopia for more than 30 years, initially responding to emergencies, but gradually establishing a long-term development programme, to facilitate thriving, resilient and equitable communities. Christian Aid in Ethiopia has four strategic focus areas. These are resilient Livelihoods, Climate Change, Market Development and Humanitarian Response and addressing cross cutting gender, inclusive development and promoting humanitarian accountability standard among local NGOs. About the role Christian Aid is looking for professional accountant who is responsible for ensuring efficient and accurate cash and bank books are maintained, monthly accounts and returns are produced in a timely manner, reports are extracted from the financial and administration systems to review the status of the budget and the adherence to financial policies and procedures. The Finance Officer will also be responsible for timely submission of monthly Standard Financial Reports (SFR) to HQ, settlement of tax payment in due time and providing tax information to local tax authority. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining and updating fixed asset register of the country office. About you You are an experienced professional finance management expert in providing financial monitoring and reporting of actual spends against budget. You are expected to make decisions on the content and accuracy of monthly financial reports. Moreover, you will be providing advice on financial policies and procedures and identify financial training needs of local Christian Aid staff and thereby make sure that this is addressed. Key outcomes • Cash, bank books and other financial documentation is maintained in an accurate and timely fashion. • Monthly accounts and financial returns (SFR) produced and submitted in an accurate and timely as per Christian Aid financial reporting requirements. • Fixed assets are managed as per Christian Aid Fixed asset policies and procedures. • Christian Aid and donor financial policies and procedures are complied with and any issues arising from noncompliance dealt with swiftly and efficiently. • Internal, external and donor audits are supported and any actions dealt with. • Tax & other statutory payments are settled on time. • Tax information is provided to ERCA on time. Relationships External: Tax Authority, Local Banks and Suppliers Internal: Programme and Administration teams of CAE Grants Unit team in London Decision making Provide financial monitoring and reporting of actual spend against budget. Make decisions on the content and accuracy of monthly financial reports. Support the maintenance of all financial records. Providing advice on financial policies and procedures to local Christian Aid staff. Financial training needs of local Christian Aid staff are addressed. Analytical skills Ability to apply logical thinking and common sense to gathering and analyzing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, but also carrying out some routine work. Developing self and others Continuously look for opportunities for self-development. Give and receive honest and open feedback in a timely manner. Will advise others in some technical financial matters. Job Requirements Desirable requirements · BA degree in Accounting or Accounting and Finance · At least five years of working experience in international NGOs · Fluent in English · Advanced use of Excel. · Experience of dealing with institutional donor fund accounting. · Exposure to and experience of treasury management · Experience of using computerized financial reporting tools. Essential Requirements · Proven ability to deal with a wide range of financial procedures and issues. · Considerable experience in accounting or finance-related environment. · Exposure to computerized financial systems (SUN System) · Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines · Experience in working in dynamic working environment. · Reconciliation of financial information, including exposure to foreign currency. · Exposure to spread sheet and word processing packages. This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to make a difference, looking to be part of an exciting time within Christian Aid and working in a hard-working, friendly, open team. To help us assess your suitability for the post, you are required to answer the following questions on the application form: Competency questions As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions: Build partnerships Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action Steward resources Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources Deliver results Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analyzing data, information and other evidence How to Apply Interested applicants who fulfill the minimum requirements for this post, please go to Christian Aid website via this link: https://jobs.christianaid.org.uk/vacancy/finance-officer-1917/1935/description/ Further information This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
Christian Aid -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time