Dec 03, 2019

Junior Accountant

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full Time Accounting Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

General Overview of the Job

The junior accountant is responsible for the management of financial transactions, keeping the books of accounts, & control of budgets. In addition the role of this position holder is entry of data into Peachtree, as well as generates reports; maintains financial filing system.

Other responsibilities revolve around making payments, including preparing petty cash and check payment vouchers whilst ensuring the necessary authorization is received.

Detail duties and responsibilities:

Routine Financial tasks

  • Planning the periodic accounting work and record keeping tasks of the company;
  • Maintaining records of all financial transactions in accordance to GAAP; 
  • Implementing the  financial recording and reporting ;
  • Maintaining registers and records of all fixed assets;
  • Verifying of disbursements for conformity to policies and rules;
  • Authenticating of supporting documents for payments;
  • Effecting of legal payments and government obligations like VAT, Withholding, Personal income tax etc..;
  • Following up of the timely collection of receivables and reporting to immediate supervisor on default periodically ;  
  • Accumulating all costs of operation at all costs centers and  determine cost of projects and operation;
  • Reconciling of accounts with creditors and debtors;
  • Maintaining effective internal control system for cash and cash equivalent assets;
  • Preparing of salary and related payments  when required;
  • Coordinating and monitoring periodic physical inventory activities; 
  • Analyzing the actual costs of project implementation deviations from the budgeted cost of implementation ;
  • Process payroll deposit into account :

Cashier related tasks

  • Handling Petty cash /Maintain and replenish;
  • Update and maintain all relevant cash books, ledgers etc. on a daily basis
  • Deals with all issues surrounding petty cash payments and reimbursements.
  • Provide weekly summary for all petty cash expenditures including coding transactions as per program budget;
  • Prepare check payment vouchers;
  • Prepare checks and get them signed and distributed;
  • Handle bank transfers;
  • Ensure petty cash is replenished regularly;
  • Ensure all the necessary documentation surrounding payments is collected, checked and attached to payment vouchers;
  • Collect bank advices for necessary action and documentation and deal with any other financial transactions outside of the office;
  • Collect payment for sales when required;
  • Deposits daily cash and check collected for sales of products;
  • Collect bank statements and forward to the Accountant;
  • Prepare petty cash payment vouchers;
  • Effect and electronically record petty cash payments;
  • Reconcile petty cash book for review by supervisor in the middle and end of each month resolving any discrepancies;
  • Record office expenditure;

Reporting and auditing

  • Support in preparing periodic financial reports;
  • Support in getting financial reports audited by an independent auditor;
  • Support preparation of monthly expenditure report;


  • Maintain financial documentation for all payments (petty cash, check payments, payroll etc.)
  • File all supporting documentation related to payments in a timely and standardized manner
  • Maintains filing of all financial documents, including source documents, check requests, receipt memos, contracts  and reports ;


  • Operates the cash receipts machine does not receive payment without issues appropriate VAT receipt
  • Performs all tasks assigned by immediate supervisor;

Job Requirements

Competencies and Skills

  • Fluency in written and oral English and Amharic is essential;
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Hands-on  and well-grounded financial accounting knowledge
  • Computer (MS Office: Word, Excel, Peachtree) is mandatory
  • Proactive and self-starter
  • Strong communications & interpersonal skills
  • Excellent scheduling and time management
  • Adaptability

Education and Experience:

  • University Bachelor in accounting. At least 2 years related work experience or Diploma in accounting and 4 years related experience. 

How to Apply

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