September 29, 2023

Job Overview

  • Position: Junior Accountant
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Deadline: Oct 8, 2023

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 would like to hire a Junior Accountants who are responsible for managing all Finance and accounting tasks

Major roles and Responsibilities (80%)

The junior accountants are responsible for managing all accounting and finance related issues

  • Lead the installation and implementation of Peachtree accounting/IPSAS accounting system in line with government and 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%)

  • 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.

Reporting to: Program Coordinator/Project Manager

Open to: All Ethiopians

Number of position: 2(two)

  • One for BFE-Yaya Gullele Project
  • One for BFE-Head office

Duration:  Nine months (Fixed Tem Contract, with probation period): extension depends on budget availability

Duty station:

  • Addis Ababa frequent travel (minimum 50%) to project sites and
  •  Yaya Gullele (100 % fully project site based)

Job Requirements

Qualification required /Competencies

  • Graduate of 2014/2015 E.C from recognized university  with BA degree in Accounting/ Finance and other related disciplines with GPA minimum of 3.25
  • Knowledge, training and certificates on Peachtree ,IPSAS and other  accountings system is an added asset
  • Have information and Knowledge on  laws and regulation of Agency of civil Society Organizations (ACSO) for NGOs is preferable
  • Willing to travel (Minimum of 50%) to different existing and or new project areas including risky environment conditions for these applying for Addis Ababa(Head Office)
  • Must willing to be based 100% in Yaya Gullele(Fital town) for these applying for Yaya Gullele project 

How to Apply

Please send a motivation letter and resume of maximum four pages(in one PDF file)directly to:  [email protected],and [email protected] by specifying “Junior  ACCOUNTANT for Yaya Gullele ” on the subject line  for these applying for Yaya Gullele project and  “Junior  ACCOUNTANT for Addis Ababa” on the subject line  for these applying for Addis Ababa

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