Finance Officer

  • Plan International Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
FULL_TIME Accounting Jobs in Ethiopia NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Company: Plan International
The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The post holder is responsible to provide supports on jobs not only specific to the Country Office but also on those jobs which are country wide in nature.

Dimensions of the Role
  • Prepare summery sheet for monthly payroll and post it within the time period.
  • Post transactions that comes through the process of log department.
  • Prepare/Post travel, Purchase and project advances.
  • Work on prepayment balances and their subsequent monthly amortization like office rentals, GPA insurance, etc.
  • Share & Prepare part of quarterly and year end schedules/ Reports related to the area of the Job assigned.
  • Prepare checks for payments coming through log. Dept. system
  • Prepare/update/facilitate bank signatory lists and new bank opening.
  • Maintain/ update/review staff medical fund before processing subsequent staff refunds.
  • Prepare summery sheet for monthly payroll and post it within the time period.
  • Prepare/post Local Travel advances.
  • Prepare/post purchase advances.
  • Prepare/Post Project advances.
  • Review Monthly Staff Outstanding advances and Communicate to the payroll team.
  • Prepare/Post Petty cash replenishments.
  • Review Cash deposit slips.
  • Maintain register sheets with their specific type for prepayments & their subsequent monthly amortizations of Office, Warehouse and Expatriate Residential Rents
  • Maintain register sheets for country office staff GPA insurance prepayments & their
Subsequent monthly amortizations
  • Distribution checks to beneficiaries timely.
  • Share & Prepare part of quarterly and year end schedules/ Reports related to the area of the Job assigned.
  • Perform other activities by self-initiative and /or instructed by the supervisor.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Key relationships


Communicates with the department team, with budget holders, PA finance coordinators, CO staff, etc.

  • External vendors, etc.
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

  • B.A. degree in Accounting. At least five years of relevant experience (after graduation) with Financial processing
Desirable Knowledge
  • Open to new idea.
  • Working knowledge at NGO environment.
  • Flexible behaviour.
  • Knowledge of accounting and Ethiopian tax laws
  • Good analytical skill and Personal judgement
Skills Specific to the Post
  • Knowledge on computer applications; Excel, word, etc.
  • Good communication skills
  • Who can manage stress full working environment
Competencies and values
  • Promotes initiatives
  • Ethical, supportive and team player
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Able to work with minimum supervision on his/ her area of assignments
  • Enthusiasm to represent Plan International Ethiopia to others in good faith
Leadership Attitudes & Behaviours
  • Able to appreciate team work and willing to work towards common goals.
Physical Environment

The post holder will work at the country office located in Addis Ababa and is required to spend his/her significant time for an office works but sometimes may be required to visit program area.

Level of contact with children

Status of contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction with children