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03 November, 2022
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●       B.A. Degree in Accounting or business management with a minimum of five years’ work experience as an accountant. Experience working in international NGO’s is a plus.

●       Minimum five years of experience in accounting or finance field

●       Experience with international development funded projects preferred

●       Good knowledge of accounting and financial management.

●       Excellent skills in Excel and being able to access intranet are required.

●       Good knowledge of other MS applications and working on accounting software is a plus.

●       Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills, experience working with multiple projects is a plus.

●       Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

●       Creative, Liaising & handling clients and stakeholders well is a plus

●       Ability to travel up to 10% time to regions throughout Ethiopia.

●       Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply


John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a public health management firm, headquartered in the United States, dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI has been implementing public health work in Ethiopia for over 25 years. 

JSI is supporting the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to improve efficiencies in vaccine administration through the deployment of MasterCard’s Wellness solution and complementary services. JSI will serve as a third-party service provider to the Ministry of Health to help it in its implementation of the Program in Ethiopia. 

JSI is currently looking for a competent, knowledgeable, experienced, and motivated accountant for its Wellness Pass project

Job Title: Accountant

Position Type: Full-Time

Reports to: Finance & Administrative Manager

Posting Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Number of Positions: 1

Duration: One Year with possibility of Extension

The Accountant reports to the Finance & Administrative Manager and is responsible for record keeping of financial transaction, maintaining cash controls, handling checks and support purchasing, maintaining finance documents, filing, engage in the monthly field accounts processing. The accountant will work within the rules and regulations of the organization Financial Management, Organization policies and procedures and in compliance with all Donor and Government rules and Legislation.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Responsible for the preparation of payments for all project expenditures; ensure that all payments are supported by appropriate documentation as required by donor regulations and are allocated to the appropriate budget category.

  • Ensure data entry into QuickBooks is done timely and accurately. Prepare vouchers in QuickBooks, code and encode payments, collections, and verify the accuracy of the entries to the computer. Perform bank reconciliation for project’s bank accounts.
  • Manage the programs taxes and related data (employee income tax, withholding tax, pension, and cost share payments) collection, verification, filing, maintenance, payment, and sharing the reports to Wellness Pass management team.
  • Ensure that all expenses are properly authorized and documented before payment through checking correct budget codes and seeking prior approval
  • Review settlement of travel and training advances against JSI travel policy and prepare journal entry 
  • Maintain filing systems for all financial and accounting records and verify the completeness of the documentation as per the JSI financial policy.
  • Ensure all financial and local government regulations are adhered to
  • Responsible for implementing JSI's Accountability Framework and Code of Conduct, and adhering to JSI's policies on fraud management
  • Assist Finance & Administrative Manager in month end field account preparation

·         Ensure monthly obligations (income tax, pension, provident fund, and withholding taxes) are settled on time.  Prepare the necessary forms for submission to ERCA.

·         Participate in the planning, preparation of documents for annual external audit and actively support the process.

·         Monitor advance payments; ensure that they are settled timely with the necessary supporting documents. Monitor bank account balances and report to Finance & Administrative Manager when the balance is low so as to take the necessary action

·         Support other Finance and Admin staff as needed.  Support the payment of per diem and other workshop/training related payments in Addis Ababa or other regions.

Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor in line with the general 
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