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Financial Accountant


Job Description

Job specific roles and responsibilities

  • 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 and post daily basis.
  • 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.

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.

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 https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en




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