Finance Assistant job at Save the Children
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Vacancy title:
Finance Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Save the Children

Deadline of this Job:
15 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Ethiopia , Addis Ababa , Horn of Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 08, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job specific roles and responsibilities
• Collect funds and makes various payments as per the authorization and approval of Budget Holders and in accordance with SCI’s financial management policy
• Ensures that all collections and payments are done against serially pre-numbered cash receipt and cash payment vouchers.
• Ensures safe security of cash and other related checks and CPOs in the office and initiate weekly and monthly cash counts, including spot counts;
• Always keeps cash, checks, and CPOs in the safe deposit box as per the regulation of SCI
• Maintains petty cash fund and prepares cash report with all supporting documents and gets replenished upon reviewed by treasury manager and approved by delegated SMT
• Prepares receipt vouchers and collects cash and/or cheque from various sources and organizations and deposits to SCI bank account within three days
• Prepares receipt vouchers and collects refunds for personal telephone, faxes and vehicle use
• Ensures weekly and monthly cash count is done and the count sheet forwarded to Head of Treasury and Disbursement.
• Reconciles cash accounts with financial documents and updates the cash book regularly
• Prepare General Ledger and Cash Offline Spread sheet (GLACOS) for all transactions that has to be reviewed and posted by the Finance Coordinator.
• Reviewing and reconciling working and travel advance on daily bases
• Fill the gap of the finance officer’s role while on leave
• Performs all other duties related to the position

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 EtCO 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 3 years of relevant experience,
• Computer knowledge in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
• Knowhow of different Accounting Software’s
• Experience in handling petty cash is required for this role.

Key Competencies
Generic Competencies
• Child Rights: Promotes an enabling environment for participation, and accountability to children
• Be the Innovator: Promotes innovation to find new and better approaches to driving progress for child
• Deliver Results at Scale: Promotes a clear focus on impact in a project and programme design, management, and oversight

Generic Competencies
• Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities
• Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children and adolescent
• Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery
• Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peers,

Additional job responsibilities
• The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

Equal Opportunities
• The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

Child Safeguarding:
• We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:
• The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety
• The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SC Health and Safety policies and procedures.
• We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Addis Ababa This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organization
• We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
• We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
• We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Application Information:
• Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at
• We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
• All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
• Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply here

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ethiopia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 15 August 2022
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Posted: 08-08-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 08-08-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-08-2065
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