Finance Manager – Reach Ethiopia

Category:  Accounting and Finance, Development and Project Management
Location:  Addis Ababa
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Salary:  As per the scale of the organization


Job Description

Internal/External Announcement

REACH Ethiopia is a non-political, non-religious, non-racial, and non-profit-making development Organization that has been registered by Charities and Societies Agency as Ethiopian Residents Charity bearing certificate No. 3020. REACH Ethiopia envisions contributing the development and wellbeing of humanity through innovation and maximizing the utilization of opportunity available for the generation. The major goal of REACH Ethiopia is health service delivery commitment and contributing its part to improve the general health service and wellbeing of the disadvantaged community in move towards the sustainable development goal.

REACH Ethiopia is currently implementing USAID Urban TB LON and Eliminate TB Projects in 2 City Administration (Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa) and 3 Regional States (Harari, Sidama and SNNPR) to contribute toward ending Tuberculosis through finding missing people with TB to access early diagnosis, care and treatment services.

REACH Ethiopia is seeking qualified Finance Manager. The Finance Manager is responsible for the integrity, control and compliance with all aspects of financial management including handling all the accounting activities of the REACH Ethiopia. The Finance Manager reports to the Finance and Operations Director and will also provide technical support to the team in conducting financial analysis and helping strengthen the financial record-keeping and management.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Maintain clear and up-to-date books of accounts that meet internationally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting standards
  • Manage the organization’s operations funds ensure adequate financial liquidity for the smooth running of the office
  • Prepare regularly financial reports/statements for the Finance and Operations Director’s review and submission.
  • Review REACH Ethiopia chart of accounts as may be needed
  • Manage budget to ensure that budget line items are expended as per approved budget
  • Ensure that finance usage is strictly in line with REACH Ethiopia policies and manuals.
  • Maintain clear record of program funds utilization under a multi-donor approach to ensure clear accountability for donor funds.
  • Manage REACH Ethiopia’s operation including controlling purchases and expenses and ensuring timely honoring of REACH Ethiopia obligations vis-à-vis supplies and vendors.
  • Supervise support staff under the guidance of the Finance and Operations Director to ensure smooth running of activities
  • Play the role of REACH Ethiopia Finance and Operations Director in his absence; hence design and maintenance proper personnel files for all REACH Ethiopia staff.
  • Maintain payroll and ensure timely payment of staff in collaboration with the finance specialist.
  • Conduct regular inventory and maintain an up-to-date record of REACH Ethiopia assets.
  • Ensure proper and safe filing of all records and contracts signed by REACH Ethiopia
  • Avail all necessary information during internal and external audit processes as may be required by Auditors
  • Participate in technical review of proposals to be submitted to the Board of Management and donors.
  • Provide technical advice, mentoring and/or training to staff on matters related to accounting and finance management
  • Participate in developing REACH Ethiopia proposals and reports to be presented to the Board of Management, donors and other stakeholders as may be required.
  • Any other duty as may be requested.

Contract term: Full time Position, Fixed term contract

Number of positions: One

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant financial or international development field, Master’s degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years in similar financial, compliance, or operational role supporting USAID and international donor projects; dedicated experience operating projects in field a plus
  • Experience with budgeting and financial reporting requirements on multimillion-dollar USAID-funded projects
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, financial reporting standards, financial management processes and procedures
  • Familiarity with USG Federal Acquisition Regulations and USG contracting rules
  • Demonstrated experience operating in developing country environments, including managing projects, budgets, and workstreams as well as local national staff
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to write, communicate, and prepare contractual documents clearly in English
  • Proficient in MS Office and experience in using accounting software
  • Professional proficiency in additional languages a plus

How to Apply

Only candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience are invited to send their application letter, Updated CV, credentials and summary of relevant work experience in one page to  within 7 working days from the first appearance of the announcement.

Note: Use ” Finance Manager” as the subject title of your email!