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Position: Accounting officer
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

Company Description

SNV is a mission-driven global development partner working in more than 20 countries across Africa and Asia. Building on 60 years of experience and grounded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we work on the core themes of gender equality and social inclusion, climate adaptation and mitigation, and strong institutions and effective governance. Together with our team of over 1,600 people, our mission is to strengthen capacities and catalyze partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy, and water systems, which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.

For more information on SNV's operations, visit our website:

Purpose of the job

Under the general supervision of the Accounting Coordinator, the Accounting Officer is responsible for the quality of day-to-day financial recording on SAP By design (SBD), primarily focusing on supporting the quality of periodic and Ad hoc financial reports and, enforcing of internal controls while executing financial transactions.

Job Description

  • Implements financial policies and procedures.
  • Review financial documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with the Organization’s Policies and procedures. Inform the responsible person/unit of any documentation omissions and follow up on them.
  • Weekly review SBD procure-to-pay three-way matching; ensure correction of any inaccuracies.
  • Post salaries on time in the system.
  • Post Recurring Journal entry vouchers for amortization of prepayments and provisions.
  • Post all intercompany invoices on time (both customer and supplier invoices)
  • Perform a monthly WHT run.
  • Perform a monthly GR/IR run.
  • Review balance sheet accounts, correct errors, and clear open items on a weekly basis before closing the month.
  • Asset capitalization and disposal in SBD
  • Collaborate with logistics and operations team to make sure assets registered in SBD are physically available, and all assets are capitalized in SBD as per Asset management policy.
  • Perform all financial month-end activities before closing the month (vehicle allocation process, salary allocation and facility allocation, invoicing fixed tariffs, month-end project income accruals)
  • Review Accounts payable aging analysis and clear open items every month and support business control-grants team to make sure partners' reports are posted on time before closing the month.
  • Perform month-end checklist before closing the month and share it with the coordinator for review before CFM reviews.
  • Work on the monthly review feedback from the Global accounting team on time.
  • Perform extensive closure and year-end closure submission to the global team as required by the corporate calendar.
  • Coordinate and provide all required documents and information to auditors during country audit and global corporate audits.
  • Provide supporting documents and clarifications for project audits when needed and require accounting clarity (e.g salary related costs, allocated costs, amortizations, and provisions.
  • Maintains proper filing of financial data and ensures that all files are properly backed up.
  • Identify and clear transactions with exchange rate differences by preparing appropriate Journal vouchers for the difference.
  • Make sure that all financial transactions are posted in the system.
  • Provide input on Country Finance report on Balance sheet review.
  • Support in preparation of Annual accounts for audit purposes.


  • Keeps up to date with recent developments in the sector, and government regulations including best practices.
  • Ensures ongoing personal development and learning.
  • Ensures the communication of finance policies and procedures within the organization, and with other stakeholders.
  • Observe internal SNV deadlines and be able to have effective communication.
  • Be proactive and invert and advise new efficient ways to improve our systems, especially about accounting.
  • Be up to date on new accounting regulations and reporting standards.


A) Education


BA degree in accounting/ finance


Training on Computerized Accounting.

B) Experience


A minimum of 5 years in similar positions


Experience in the NGO sector.

C) Technical Skills


  • Computer proficiency (Word, Excel & Access).
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, conceptual understanding of the participatory approach, and sustainable development.
  • Proactive and efficient in performing your tasks.
  • Added advantage:
  • Skill in the use of SAP by designing accounting software

D) Competencies

  • Accuracy
  • Controlling progress
  • Service Minded
  • Integrity
  • Result orientation
  • Proactiveness

Additional Information

Contract Type: National

Expected start date: As soon as possible

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Contract Duration: Eight months with the possibility of extension based on performance and budget availability.