Roving Senior Finance Officer job at GOAL
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Vacancy title:
Roving Senior Finance Officer

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

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Deadline of this Job:
26 June 2022  

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

Date Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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About the position:
Roving Senior Finance Officer will be responsible for monitoring all financial records relating to all programmes office in the Field, and for ensuring that all financial procedures are followed in accordance with GOAL Ethiopia’s financial guidelines and legal obligations placed by Ethiopian law and donor agreements.

Key Areas of Accountability/Duties
• Conduct monitoring visits to all field locations, supervising financial records, and giving technical support to the Finance personnel at each location.
• Review cash books and ensure that they are up to date.
• Ensure that transactions are coded properly and are supported by adequate documentary evidence.
• Ensure that expenditures are in line with the Donor budget, donor guidelines, and GOAL procurement and financial guidelines.
• Conduct a surprise cash count at the field sites and reconcile physical count with the balance per the cash book; investigate and report any discrepancies.
• Ensure that only the standard financial formats and templates are used.
• Develop the capacity of filed finance staff in financial management.
• Ensure that timesheet is completed for each staff at project sites.
• Submit a trip report to Finance Manager, explaining the scope of the work performed, identifying problems, and recommending remedial actions.
• Participate in the month-end process, reviewing cash books and supporting documentation for the programs.
• Review open floats, and determine their adequacy, and recommend for increase or decrease depending on the level of project activities.
• Ensure that a float taken by any project staff is turned within the prescribed time, look for any deviations from this rule and report there on as and when necessary.
• Check payment requisition forms and ascertain that it includes the necessary audit trail.
• Monitor monthly cash flow and ensure replenishment is requested in time.
• Visit project sites frequently to provide the required technical assistance to the field staff.
• Participate in the annual and bi-annual physical inventory including stock Interim spot checks.
• Review of fund requests from field offices and facilitate find transfer process.
• Participate in the preparation of monthly management accounts/supplementary schedule.
• Follow up with Field finance staffs that tax obligations are settled on a timely manner.
• Familiarize self, understand, and implement, according to area of responsibility, GOAL’s policies, and procedures on mainstreaming of Gender, and Child Protection Undertake any other duties that may be requested by immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements
Do you want to join an exciting organization that brings high level impact to the community and add value to your professional advancement? Then join us if you have:
• Diploma/BA in Accounting or related field with a minimum of 6/4 years of related work experience respectively.
Desirable qualities, skills and competences:
• Very good knowledge and application of MS-Office, especially Excel.
• Knowledge and application of other accounting software package, Peachtree, SUN, etc.
• High level of accuracy, attention to details.
• Ability to deliver task on deadline.
• Good English communication skill (written and spoken).
• Experience and knowledge of USAID/OFDA, ECHO, EHAF, Irish Aid, etc. fund management.
• Very good training and coaching capacity and experience; experience in supervising and guiding staff.
• Willing to undertake extensive travel and willing to remain out of Addis for quite extended field trip arrangements.
• Team oriented, flexible, and creative approach; keen to take initiative where appropriate.
• Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,
Note: This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Remuneration and benefits:
• GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.
• A chance to develop tangible experience.
• Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 48

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ethiopia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 26 June 2022
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Posted: 23-06-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 23-06-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 23-06-2065
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