Senior Finance Officer

at Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia - FGAE
Location Harar, Harari, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 4, 2020
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 20000
Currency ETB




1.       Supervises and participates in the posting of financial data to control subsidiary ledgers from accounting documents and records;

2.       Directs and verifies the preparation of financial reports and statements, analyzes past and present financial operations to determine trends on future revenues and expenditure;

3.       Participates in the development, installation and maintenance of systems which provide control of expenses incurred in carrying out activities;

4.       Assists in planning, implementing and directing systems for cost finding and reporting to determine record and report costs of factors which affect operations;

5.       Screen cash advance requests from Area Offices, Sub-Recipients, check for validity which is as per the project agreement  and advice to expedite the  cash release as per the rules stipulated in the Applicant and Recipient Hand Book;

6.       Ensures the application of proper accounting controls and uniformity with financial regulations, rules and policies and procedures;

7.       Verifies that expenditures are properly authorized and charged to correct accounts;

8.       Assists in planning and administering the documentation, classification and recording of financial transactions;

9.       Prepares and checks financial statements, bank reconciliation and financial reports;

10.   Prepares and checks financial statements, bank reconciliation and financial reports;

11.   Maintains capital assets and calculates depreciations as per the rates stipulated in the accounting manuals;

12.   Provides professional advice to subordinates and answers enquiries concerning accounting procedures and policies;

13.   Provides assistance in the conduct of internal land external audit;

14.   Controls allocated budget and reports excess utilization;

15.   Checks the accuracy of financial documents, organize in the proper   manner and file them;

16.   Ensure proper recording systems, adherences to financial rules and procedures;

17.   Evaluates payment requests before check payments are written and verifies its correctness and appropriateness;

18.   Follow up proper handling of check books and vouchers;

19.   Provides Technical Assistant and supportive supervision to Desk represented Area office finance Team and ensure the Financial Health of the Area office;

20.   Prepare the necessary financial utilization report on the format prepared for this purpose at the end of each quarter and when requested for any other purpose;

21.   Participates in the preparation of annual work programs and budget in the area of assignment;

22.   Operates calculating or other standard office machines in the performance of tasks;

23.   Performs other related duties as may be required by immediate supervisor.


Job Requirements

  • MBA/BA in Accounting or Finance
  • 5 Years for MBA/7 years for BA after graduation, shall possess an extensive experiences in financial management & reporting in the NGO sector or donor funded project,  ensure compliance with internal and external reporting requirements on activities and programs.
  •  Knowledge and ability to use accounting software's and producing analytical financial timely reports

Applying Instructions

Interested applicants should send non-returnable applications by indicating the position for which you are applied on the subject line, updated CV and copies of credentials and other supporting documents with in 10 calendar days of this announcement to the following address:
Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia Eastern Area Office
Finance and Admin Service P.O. Box: 981, Fax 0256667330, Tel. 0256667238
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Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


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