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Job Status
Full Time
19 January, 2023
Job Title

Accountant Officer

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Essential Qualification and Experiences

  • BA degree in accounting or similar fields from a recognized university.
  • Demonstrated skills in accounting of large scale and/or multiple projects preferably in Ethiopian university contexts
  • At least 3 years of experience working as an accountant for organization with large scale and/or multiple projects.
  • Discretion and a proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft x-cell, Word etc.
  • Strong administrative, communication and organizational skills.

Personal attributes

  • Well organized
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to create a good working condition
  • Manages to work with limited resources and under difficult conditions  


The Center for Implementation Sciences (CIS) in Health at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University seeks to accelerate translation of effective policies and evidence-based practices into public health and development benefits through influencing policies, strategies, programs and practices at different levels of the health system. The CIS shall work, through its multidisciplinary teams and in close collaboration with relevant governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies, methods, approaches, and models to promote the adoption, implementation, sustainment, and scale-up of evidence-based policies, practices, and programs in the fields of public health.

The center is looking for a qualified and enthusiastic accountant with relevant qualifications and experience. The applicant should be committed to excellence in accounting and in supporting the vision of the center.  

The Role of the Procurement Officer

The main role of the accountant will be, in consultation with the center administrator and center director, oversees and administers accounting operation of the center; follows up-the timely collection of bank statements and advices and undertakes reconciliations; prepares monthly payroll and passes all necessary journal entries; verifies postings and reconciliations; and prepares periodic financial statements and performance reports; registers, administers and follows up the project income; maintains complete and accurate register of each ledger. The accountant will primarily be accountable to the center administrator. S/he will strictly follow the university and donors’ financial rules and regulations, and work with the relevant school administrative and management teams to facilitate financial management of the center’s grants. The procurement officer will also work with donors, stakeholders, principal investigators of different grants to provide up-to-date grant utilization data.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes of financial transactions, prepares financial documents, maintains records and posting of accounting data using Peachtree accounting software
  • Follows up-the timely collection of bank statements and advices, and undertakes reconciliation with own records;
  • Classifies, codes and journalizes accounting transactions for posting;
  • Supervises the posting of accounting data to sub and general ledgers from accounting records and documents.
  • Prepares monthly payroll and pass all necessary journal entries related with payroll and presents to supervisor for verification;
  • Ensures monthly payments are made per payroll deductions; follows-up the orderly clearance of payables and receivables;
  • Checks and posts ordinary receipt voucher, debit notes, credit notes and other vouchers; verifies
  • Prepares payment vouchers and certifies for approval;
  • Provides assistance to internal and external auditors and answers their enquiries;
  • Analyzes the case of abnormal balances shown in monthly trial balances;
  • Provides professional advice and guidance to the school finance officers;
  • Coordinates the collection and deposit of income and settlement of advances;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Duration: One year with possible extension

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