Bright Future Ethiopia Development & Charity Association Vacancy Announcement

Job Overview

  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Location: Addis Ababa frequent travel (minimum 40%) to project sites 
  • Position: Finance Officer
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Salary: Based on the organization scale
  • Deadline: May 26, 2023
  • Reporting to: AFU/Director
  • Open to: All Ethiopians
  • Number of position: 1(one)
  • Duration:  Nine months (Fixed Tem Contract, with probation period): extension depends on budget availability
  • Duty station:  Addis Ababa frequent travel (minimum 40%) to project sites

Job Requirements

Qualification required /Competencies

  • MA/BA degree in Accounting/ Finance and other related disciplines with minimum of 5 years of practical experience
  • Must have proven knowledge and application of Peachtree and IPSAS accountings system
  • Must have a high level and  Strong communication skill in English (fluent both writing and speaking)
  • Know  laws and regulation of Agency of civil Society Organizations (ACSO) for NGOs
  • Willing to travel to different project areas, environments including risky conditions. 

Job Description

Bright Future Ethiopia Development and Charity Association (BFE) is a young local non-government organization (NGO) established in 2016 striving to expand while focusing on the unreached section of the community to make them resilient and self-reliant. BFE believes that improving resilience of the households would be achieved through integrate interventions while giving emphasis on local community capacity. BFE would like to hire a finance officer who is responsible for managing all administration, Finance, accounting and logistics tasks. He/she will work closely with program development unit/program coordinator and other relevant departments. Hence, BFE is looking for a competent Finance Officer who meets the following minimum requirements.

Major roles and Responsibilities (80%)

  • Lead the installation and implementation of Peachtree accounting/IPSAS accounting system in line with government NGO requirements.
  • Ensure effective financial running and rigorous financial control management and process disciplines. 
  • Ensure that all payments to and by the organization are effected in accordance with the guidelines and in line with government rules/regulations
  • Conduct budget monitoring and proper utilization of funds at head office and  field project sites
  • Prepare monthly payroll, bank reconciliation, periodic financial report and facilitate budget transfer for projects
  • Lead and organized fixed Asset registration, count, disposal, and Inventory report preparation
  • Prepare project cash needs for  project sites and follow appropriate and timely disbursements
  • Prepare and Review grant budgets and financial reports against approved budgets, including liaising with projects at filed level and sure consistency with the plans.
  • Responsible for financial reporting, ensuring timely review, feedback and consolidation according to donor’s and government standards and templets.
  • Regularly update budget projections to ensure budget compliance and fund availability to minimize risks.
  • Support the project team and program staffs to ensure timely review and deadlines for report submissions.
  • Undertake routine monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, and transactions, and investigate anomalies or unusual transactions and fix within the reporting periods.
  • Carry out timely corrective actions on unsubmitted expense requests and reports, including budget check errors, match exceptions, and unapproved requests, and reports.
  • Support in the planning of financial resources, continuous analysis, and monitoring of financial progress.
  • Coordinate the process for the financial opening and closure of projects.
  • Contribute to the coordination and follow-up on audits of the organization according to different stakeholders’ needs and periods.
  • Managing different project agreements and or contracts (service, purchase and vehicle, etc.)
  • Follow up BFE’s day-to-day all vehicle running issues for both BFE and rented vehicles
  • Other financial and organizational assignments from the immediate supervisor.
  • Lead all Asset and stock Management details and processes
  • Lead all Financial management and purchasing issues with collaboration of other team members
  • Taking other roles and responsibilities related to the position and new need arise.
  • Managing administration and logistics issues 
  • Other relevant assignments as needed by the Office.

Organizational strengthen and development (20%)

  • Supervision of staff working under his management (Performance evaluation, Improvement plans, coaching, coordination, etc.)
  • Identify gaps of staffs’ capacity and facilitate/give short and long-term capacity building training including Peachtree, IPSAS
  • Support, capacitate, consult and advise the organization staffs with technical and management inputs, developing high level quality financial Reporting and compliances.
  • Take part in different BFE group/committee and other assignment related to project management/coordination based on the direction from the Director and other departments.
  • Support project teams to ensure budgets are prepared in accordance with established procedures and donor budgetary guidelines.
  • Support project teams monitoring expenditures against budgets, commitments, delivery, and funding.

How to Apply

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Please send a motivation letter with resume of maximum four pages directly to: [email protected] and [email protected]

We do not receive in person application

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