Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 24, 2020
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Reports to: Finance Manager   

Staff Reporting to this Position: None

General Overview of the job

The Accountant is responsible for the management of financial transactions, in addition the role of this position is entry of data into Peachtree/quick book, 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 financial transactions mainly petty cash transactions in accordance to GAAP;
  • Implementing the  financial recording and reporting ;
  • Verifying of disbursements for conformity to policies and rules;
  • Authenticating of supporting documents for payments;
  • Check & /prepare CPV/PCPV is made for all payments.
  • Effecting of legal payments and government obligations like VAT, Withholding, Personal income tax etc.;
  • Preparing all necessary inputs for the budget preparation; Coordinating the budget preparation of the company and monitoring utilization of budget;
  • Following up of timely collection of receivables and reporting 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;
  • Prepare and compile all files of sale and record sales using POS machine,
  • Preparing of salary and related payments  when required;
  • 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;
  • Deposits daily cash and check collected for sales of products;
  • Collect bank statements;
  • 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

  • Experience to work independently with limited supervision
  • Robust understanding of Ethiopian tax, audit, corporate and accountancy regulations
  • Experience in reconciliation and analysis of various balance sheet accounts
  • Knowledge in preparing reports, facilitating meetings, and other correspondence, processing Accounts Payable and Receivable, and handling inquiries from customers or supervisors
  • Hands-on  and well-grounded financial accounting knowledge
  • Computer (MS Office: Word, Excel, Peachtree) is mandatory
  • Strong communications & interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent scheduling and time management skills;
  • Attention to detail & accuracy
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Amharic is essential;

Education and Experience:

  • BA degree in Accounting
  •  A minimum of 2 years’ experience in similar position and  hands on experience on  different
  • accounting software including Peachtree.

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