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Job Description:

FH Ethiopia is a non-governmental organization engaged in relief and development activities. At FH, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call the “The Heartbeat”. This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty. FH Ethiopia would like to invite potential internal and external candidates to apply for the following position: 

Position:                                   Project Accountant    

Duty Station:                            East Belesa_Central Gondar_Amhara

Duration of Contract:             One-year contract, Renewable (with 60 working days probation period)

Salary:                                       As per the salary scale of the organization

Closing date:                             December  08, 2022

Job Summary

Responsible for checking payment documents, payroll preparation, and financial reporting for the project. He/she handles staff leave and personnel files.

Principal Responsibilities

o      Checks all payment documents (commodities and cash), payment checks, etc for budget and other related issues prior to the project manager’s approval. 

o      Requests cash transfer from the Head Office on time.

o      Checks that all cash receipts for local collections are deposited on time.

o      Prepares payroll and pay all relevant payments (income tax, pension, PF)

o      Obtains monthly bank statements from the bank and reconciles with the book record.

o      Prepares journal vouchers for cash coupon transactions. 

o      Prepares monthly journal summaries for the project and submit them to the Head Office on time.

o      Get a monthly settlement report to the regional finance review.

o      Prepares monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual project financial reports as needed.

o      Supervises all cleaning, security and office management activities

o      In consultation with the immediate supervisor, schedules staff annual leaves, keep and update personnel files.

o      Checks inventory and fixed asset records of the project monthly.

o      Makes sure accurate stock record is in place and reconciles on a monthly basis as appropriate

o      Makes sure the internal control system of the organization is in place and is observed by all staff members of the project.

Safeguarding Policy

FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Gender Responsibility

⮚     Be aware of the stereotypes about women and men’s capacities, and discuss how they influence staff, in assigning responsibility, and in managing resources at unit and organization level.

⮚        Be able to describe how gender issues relate to one’s job responsibilities and how gender equity can be promoted through the execution of those responsibilities.

⮚        Be familiar with the local Gender Focal Point(s), and go to her/him to learn more about gender issues, or when there is a gender grievance or harassment issue to resolve

⮚        Within each project and department, discuss FH’s Gender & Diversity and Sexual Harassment and sexual exploitation Policies, so that all staff are conversant with them.

⮚        Refrain from any comments or gestures that indicate prejudicial views of female staff, especially female supervisors.

⮚         In each Project and Head Office, ask women staff what changes would make it more “gender-friendly”, organization and implement the recommendations

Safety & Security Responsibility

⮚        Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security policy of FH. Lapses in safe conduct can jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff.

⮚        Every FHE staff member has an obligation to learn and understand the security situation where they are located. 

⮚        Each FHE staff member should adhere to all pertinent policies concerning safety and security.  This includes, but not limited to, personal safety, road safety, etc.

⮚        Has a responsibility to become familiar to social, cultural and other associated features of their duty stations;

⮚        Abstains from inappropriate or offensive behavior that can put FHE in a difficult position, impair operations, and jeopardize the health and welfare of all staff of FHE.

⮚        All FHE staff should promotes safe conducts and exercises caution in all work activities; staff should accountable for own personal and professional actions and conduct;

Job Requirements:

Job Level Specifications

⮚        Full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision, and Purpose.

⮚        Ability to communicate with organization members.

⮚        Physical fitness to operate in a different weather environment.

⮚        Shows a positive attitude that contributes to a good working atmosphere in the office

⮚        Maintain or retain confidential internal information of the organization.


⮚        At least 2 Years’ experience in a similar position preferably in an NGO setting.


⮚        BA Degree in Accounting.

Distinguishing Competencies

⮚        Proactive personality & and self-initiative.

⮚        Computer literacy

⮚        Enthusiasm about the Heartbeat of FHE


⮚         Proficiency in both spoken and written English. Knowledge of local language of the intervention area is preferred.

Job Category:
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance
Full time
Full time
East Belesa, Amhara
FH Ethiopia FH Ethiopia

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