Finance Officer

at Social Impact (SI) Inc.
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 31, 2020
Category Accounting
Finance
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

Social Impact (SI) is a US-based international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis.

ACTIVITY OBJECTIVE

The four-year plus one year No Cost Extension period with $16.6 million Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity aims to provide USAID/Ethiopia with project/activity external evaluation, performance monitoring, and performance management support services in alignment with the USAID Automated Directives System (ADS) and Evaluation Policy. This contract assists USAID/Ethiopia and its partners to generate empirical data on project/activity implementation as well as foster learning and knowledge management to improve evidence-based project design and development programming. We are now in the final year of the project implementation period.

We would like to invite competent and potential candidates to apply for the following opportunity.

Position title: Finance Officer

Summary of Position Description:  The Finance Officer is responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of financial documents in accordance with Social Impact financial and accounting policies and procedures. S/he will also verify all the source documents for proper approval and documentation and also for payment preparation.

Major responsibilities

 

  • Prepare payments in correct amount with complete supporting documents and proper approvals
  • Prepare and pay tax liabilities on time & in accordance with local laws
  • Assist travelers in the preparation of travel advances and advance reconciliation
  • Maintain the record of financial transactions in QuickBooks with accurate amount, correct account code and task codes.
  • Upload all financial documents on to SI SharePoint and EPMES Shared Folder
  • Assist in the process of Social Impact Ethiopia business license
  • Responsible for monthly submission of VAT reimbursement requests to USAID and play a point of contact role on VAT issues.
  • Prepare staff payroll in accordance with local laws & SI procedures.
  • Keep track of invoice and POP for Vendors, Subcontractors, Professional Development Fund, COP fund and other contracts as required.
  • Point of contact for SI bank accounts; request checkbooks, collect bank advices & statements.
  • Assist the Finance manager in internal and external annual audit.
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly cash projections.
  • Support the work of the Finance Manager, where necessary, in his/her absence
  • Undertake other duties as may reasonably be required.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of BA degree in Accounting or Finance or related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Accounting or finance officer
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations
  • Previous experience working for USAID funded project is required
  • Good interpersonal communication and good team player
  • Excellent computer skills particularly Microsoft office applications, required.
  • Good command of English language is required

 

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