Aug 10, 2018

Cashier Vacancy at Agricultural Transformation Agency

  • Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
  • Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
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Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY

Job Title: Cashier

Term of Employment:     One year with possible extension

Duty Station(s):               Bahirdar

Required Number:          1

Salary & Benefits:          Competitive

Application Deadline:    August 20,2018

BACKGROUND

The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) was established by federal regulation in 2010 to catalyze the transformation of Ethiopia’s agriculture sector. It does so by helping to identify and address systemic bottlenecks to agricultural development and proposing appropriate interventions.

The ATA is governed by the Transformation Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, and works closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources as well as a host of other governmental and non-governmental actors. Its supports the execution of a prioritized set of interventions known collectively as the Transformation Agenda, and implements the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters Initiative targeting high-potential geographies and crops.

Its mission is to catalyze the transformation of the agriculture sector by addressing systemic constraints and developing sustainable value chains. The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.  Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.

At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.  We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.  We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.

POSITION SUMMARY:

On behalf of the regional office, collect funds and effect payments according to ATA standard procedures. The main function is to collect money and effect different form of payments like workshops and other procurement related payments that daily occurs in relation to the regional ATA office.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Prepare receipt vouchers and collect cash and/or cheque from various sources and organizations and deposit intact in to the regional Bank accounts.
  • Ensure that all collections and payments are done against serially pre-numbered cash receipt and cash payment vouchers.
  • Intact deposit all collections received from advance settlement or other sources;
  • Prepare Cheque and effect payment as per the ATA policy and procedure manual;
  • Record daily transactions and reconciliations on spread sheet;
  • Maintain custody of financial documents, Cheques and other files;
  • Effect payments related with workshop across the region up on requests and necessary documents fulfilled.
  • Maintain petty cash fund, keeps in the safe place and prepares cash report with all supporting documents.
  • Request for replenishment when the expenditure reaches 75% of the petty cash fund upon the authorization and approval of the Cluster Secretariat Lead and Finance Officer-Regional.
  • Prepare payment vouchers (for Cash and Cheque payments) as per approved payment requests and/or authenticated invoices and receipts and present the vouchers for verification and approval by the responsible persons.
  • Make cash / cheque payments only after getting approval/authorization from Responsible authority.
  • Prepare receipts for Government withheld taxes VAT & WHT and provide to the supplier up on effecting the payment.
  • Obtain a copy of VAT registration certificate and TIN from suppliers whenever effecting a payment.
  • Keep payments vouchers and their supporting documents in safe place until they are transferred to the head office monthly.
  • For reconciliation purpose keep a copy of each payment and maintain in the regional office.
  • Prepare receipt vouchers and collects refunds for personal telephone, faxes and vehicle usage.
  • Prepare weekly cash position for the consumption of bank signatories;
  • Reconcile cash accounts with financial documents and update the cash book regularly.
  • Checks and pay all office bill /telephone, fax, water, electricity, house rents, etc. on time.
  • Comply with all relevant ATA policies and procedures
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all ATA resources in order to keep costs low
  • Perform all other duties related to the position and assists the Senior Finance Officer in his/her daily routine.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA degree in Accounting from recognized university/college
  • At least two years related work experience working as a cashier or related position,
  • Skill in the overall management of cash
  • Knowledge in Microsoft applications is a must; knowledge on accounting software like QB, Peachtree and others is advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English and Amharic is highly desired.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), and (iii) a completed ATA Application Form at http://apply.ata.gov.et.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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