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Fair Planet

Fair Planet

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Position: Junior Accountant
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Job Description

The Company:

Fair Planet is an international non-profit development organization that works with smallholder farmers in Africa to contribute to alleviating food insecurity. Aligned with the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, our innovative, proven operational model has been designed to scale outreach and maximize impact, leading to sustainable economic growth, climate change resilience, and greater regional food independence.

The role:

We are seeking a detail-oriented and motivated Junior Accountant to join our dynamic team at Fair Planet Ethiopia. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in accounting principles and a passion for accuracy and organization. As a Junior Accountant, you will play a vital role in our finance department, supporting day-to-day accounting operations and ensuring financial transactions are recorded accurately. You will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining accurate and up-to-date financial records.
  • Process invoices, payments, and receipts promptly.
  • Prepare and post journal entries to record financial transactions.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and reports.
  • Prepare and draft correspondence for various financial matters
  • Communicate effectively with clients, vendors, and internal stakeholders as needed.
  • Conduct bank reconciliations to ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial data.
  • Reconcile accounts receivable and accounts payable transactions.
  • Post financial transactions to appropriate ledgers and journals.
  • Ensure the accuracy of posting and make corrections as needed.
  • Support internal and external audit processes by providing necessary documentation and assistance as required.
  • Participate in the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Monitor budget variances and assist in analyzing financial performance.
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed.
  • Prepare balance sheets, income statements, and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, accounting principles, and regulatory requirements.
  • Stay updated on changes in accounting standards and regulations
  • Assist with other accounting projects.

Join our team at Fair Planet Ethiopia and contribute to our mission of contributing to the improving lives of smallholder farmers. Apply today to embark on an exciting career in accounting with a company that values your skills and dedication.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience in accounting or finance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Office, and accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks and Peachtree).
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organizing abilities.
  • Good with numbers and figures and an analytical acumen
  • Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.