Research Triangle Institute (RTI)

Research Triangle Institute (RTI)


Position: Finance Manager - Ethiopia
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: June, 01/2024 (7 days left)

Job Description


Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years of experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector. As a not-for-profit, independent research institute based in North Carolina, USA, RTI has roughly 6,000 employees with global experience implementing international development projects. RTI's Sustainable Growth & Resilience (SG&R) technical unit within the International Development Group brings together RTI experts and capabilities across food security, agriculture, energy, environment, water, governance, and economic opportunity. SG&R will leverage RTI's experience designing and delivering multisectoral programming and technical solutions to respond to climate change, build resilience, and promote economic growth around the world.

Position Description

RTI is seeking a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the project’s financial management and preparation and submission of financial statements as well as adhering to USAID and RTI financial and accounting policies. This position will additionally manage the projection of monthly, quarterly, and annual expenditures.

This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The position is contingent upon award and funding.


  • Oversees the project’s financial management and preparation and submission of financial statements and other cost-accounting reports. 
  • Ensures adherence to USAID and RTI financial and accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Manages projection of monthly, quarterly, and annual expenditures and prepares pipeline estimates. 
  • Develops monthly consolidated financial calendar and ensures payments for staff travel advances, and advances are liquidated on time and accurately. 
  • Manages the presentation, circulation, filing, and archiving of accounting and financial documents as directed by the DCOP.
  • Prepares and submits semi-monthly and monthly financial statements (including expenses, receivables, and payables). 
  • Performs compliance review on all project expenditures and ensures strict compliance with all USAID and RTI financial and accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Establishes and maintains sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures and makes appropriate recommendations for improvement when necessary. 
  • Coordinates and consolidates the projection of monthly, quarterly, and annual expenditures, financial reports, and budget forecasts. 
  • Prepares biweekly cash requirements, monitors cash flow, and reconciles cash accounts to maintain appropriate cash balances.  
  • Manages and coordinates inventory control and tracking of project equipment, including property logs, serial numbers, and tags. 
  • Review the financial records, procedures, and systems of subcontractors and sub-grantees when necessary to ensure compliance with the work orders. 
  • Prepares and reviews payment vouchers in support of payments for project activities and suppliers’ invoices confirming such payments are by the laid down procedures and policies, accurate, complete, adequately supported by all underlying appropriate documents, and correctly coded to the appropriate expenses and tracking code and project code. 
  • Prepares and submits upward RTI annual foreign tax report (VAT report) in compliance with USAID and local government regulations and processes. 
  • In coordination with RTI country-level and regional staff, ensures that national legislation is adhered to and that Ethiopia-specific standards are applied to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Prepares other financial and cost accounting reports, operations, and analyses as required by management and RTI head office. 


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience, Master's degree and 6 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of applicable USG and USAID procurement, assistance, rules , and regulations, as well as administrative policies and techniques.  
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint , and Access plus working knowledge of accounting and procurement software (particularly QuickBooks) is preferable.   
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, and ability to ensure compliance with financial regulations with a team. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members. 
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, and with multiple concurrent demands.
  • Excellent management, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and capacity to multi-task. 
  • Verbal and written fluency in English is required.
  • Ability to travel and work throughout Ethiopia in difficult terrain/conditions at times.