Finance Coordinator-VAT & Tax

at Save the Children
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 25, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



  • Responsible for the administration of USAID VAT and Non USAID VAT, and pension fund
  • Prepare monthly VAT schedule for claim to USAID and follow up VAT receivable balance and responsible for reconciliation of VAT.
  • Prepare monthly Non USAID VAT schedule for claim to Revenue office
  • Responsible for regular reconciliation of VAT both USAID and Non USAID VAT receivables
  • Handling the offline VAT register sheet for all short term awards and timely claim
  • Reclassification of rejected VAT balance to respective awards (Source of Fund) before the ward expire date.
  • Regular communication with field offices finance team for timely submission of VAT supporting documents
  • Coach and train finance team on the VAT essential invoice requirements and VAT new directives
  • Timely VAT claim to USAID and Revenue Office
  • Prepare accurate VAT reports for Award and Members
  • Ensure safe filing of VAT documents, both in soft copy and hard copy for further reference.
  • Prepares monthly pension fund schedule and arranges fund transfer to designated government bank account
  • Ensure Income Taxes, Pension and Withholding taxes are reduced from all salaries, relevant benefits and suppliers/consultants and paid to Revenue offices according to government legislation requirements
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of pension fund balance at the agency with the depositing agency.
  • Prepares detail monthly payroll tax schedule and reconcile with Agresso system general ledger balance timely settlement of government obligations and ensure a reminder is sent to all field offices and Sub offices monthly for any outstanding Pension fund and tax

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • BA Degree in Accounting or related fields
  • 5 years of work experience as VAT designated Person in a Private Companies, Construction and share companies.
  • Negotiation Skill in dealing VAT issues with Small and Higher Tax Payers Revenue branches
  • Knowledge and experience of the new tax online system
  • Knowledge of VAT proclamation and Directives
  • Advanced Excel sheet skill is required
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written,
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
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