Senior Financial Accountant – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia 2019

Posted on: Saturday Jun 29 , 3:55 PM , 2019
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Job Description – Save The Children


Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.


Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.


Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.


Job Title Senior Financial Accountant  
Code 004/19
Place of Work Gambella
Programme/Unit Finance
Monthly Salary Based on the Organization Pay Scale
Length of Contract Indefinite period
Number of Positions 1
Opening Date 20-June-2019

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Finance Accountant is to maintain proper records in compliance with financial policies and procedures of Save the Children International. The position holder prepares accurate and timely financial summaries and reports and control bank account balances and cash holding to optimal balance. S/he is responsible to review the accounting records, transactions, Employee Benefit Package, & Government taxation.


Key Accountabilities

·         Reviews, verifies and ensures that financial documents are in accordance with Save the Children International financial policies and procedures for payment.

·         Prepare the necessary accounting/adjustment journal entries when required;

·         Provide necessary inputs for cash forecast consolidation and budge planning to be reviewed and consolidated by Senior Finance Coordinator for CO submission.

·         Ensure that all taxes collected from Filed Offices staff, and vendors are summarized & paid to the tax authority monthly; within the time frame set by the authority.

·         Reconcile payroll register manual versus Agresso record every month.

·         Make sure all collections deposited into bank and all deposits booked into system are cleared before the month close.

·         Ensure Program and Staff advances are regularly monitored and maintained at minimum level.

·         Make GLACOSE upload after detailed review of financial documents.

·         Prepare adjusting entries for reclassification of transaction from one SOF to another or correction of wrong account lines and DEAs.

·         Ensure Complete Financial documents are submitted to Addis Ababa Archive on or before 15th of the following month after Hard Close.

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 SCI Filed Offices 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 his/her self, takes responsibility for his or her own 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


Job Requirements

·         BA degree in accounting or equivalent combination of education and work experience




  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent proven knowledge in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Familiarity in using Accounting Software’s: Agresso system is preferable.
  • Experience in staff management is desirable.



  • Strong accounting and analytical skill

·         Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexibility in working long hours and ability to work with incoming surge teams;

·         Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;

·         Fluency in written and spoken English;

·         Commitment to Save the Children values

·         Teams, in the event of emergencies



SC Values are: AccountabilityAmbitionCollaborationCreativity and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases.

·         Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards

·         Promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

·         Engaging ( align with Collaboration, Creativity)

·         Networking: Builds and use sustainable relationship to support the work of save the children

·         Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

·         Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others.


How to apply

Deadline: July 11, 2019 

Interested applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should apply through career link or before July 04, 2019 using the following steps.



1.    Open Career link

2.    Create new account

3.    Sign in with new account

4.    Fill out the form and register

5.    Select the job you want to apply

6.    Apply online


Please DO NOT SUBMIT your application in hardcopies. Only online applications are accepted.

In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

“We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.”

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