Finance Officer

at Beza Posterity Development Organization
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 3, 2023
Currency ETB


Position Summary:

The finance officer is responsible for providing effective financial and accounting support to the finance team. He/ She will implement and as needed manage various financial and accounting systems, processes and procedures while adhering to all financial policies as well as good accounting practices (GAAP or IAS/IFRS) for performing the day-to-day accounting works. Working under the direction of Finance Coordinator and maintain up-to- date and accurately record the revenues, expenditures, assets, and liabilities of the Organization & proper documentation of the finance transactions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and maintain financial transactions of the Organization in line with IPSAS/general acceptable accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Post and record day to day financial transactions in to the system and also reconcile with cash and check register
  • Prepare and facilitate budget transfer letters.
  • In the support of Admin and HR Manager prepare monthly payroll and payroll reconciliations
  • Cash management (including placement/movement of funds in various accounts) classified by donors.
  • Maintain organized set of detailed records and file the documents of the financial transaction.
  • Prepares trial balance and other financial statements monthly basis and share to the management team for decision making.
  • Follow up the timely payment of Income tax and with holding  for the relevant bodies
  • Performs the daily accounting activities required to maintain the organizations budget, receipts of income and expenditure according to the financial manual.
  • Under the supervision and direction of the finance coordinator she/he works cash reconciliations, account statement reconciliations, check runs, accounts receivable transactions, payroll, accounts payable transactions.
  • Prepares financial reports according to the reporting requirements of donors and partners monthly, quarterly & annually basis;
  • Prepare payments as per Plan’s approved policies, procedures, and that of the donor rules and regulations.
  • prepare a monthly budget vs Actual spending project report for all projects.
  • Resolves complex accounting issues or assists other BPDO personnel in resolving financial issues.
  • Ensure proper documentation reviews of all payment requests and vouchers, proper filing and completeness including field and partners voucher files and settlements financial documents
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities.
  • Closely work with project/program managers in annual budget planning and quarterly cash forecast activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Reports to:  Finance Coordinator 

Duration of contract:  September 30,2023with possibility of extension

Job Requirements

Required Experiences and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in similar position
  • BSc/BA in accounting and finance
  • Excellent excel and Microsoft office skills is a must, especially for functions relevant to financial management and accounting
  • Good time management skills and ability to work in under pressure
  • Must be a team player
  • Excellent in Peachtree accounting and Quick Books expertise will be considered an asset
  • Good communication and writing skills in English language
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