Position: Accounting Expert
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: June, 05/2024 (11 days left)

Come create the technology that helps the world act together

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks, and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.

The team you’ll be part of

The pandemic has highlighted how important telecoms networks are to society. Nokia’s Network Infrastructure group is at the heart of a revolution to bring more and faster network capacity to people worldwide through our ambition, innovation, and technical expertise.

What you will learn and contribute to

Family Description

Finance (FI) comprises all finance and control activities, external and internal reporting, and capital allocation processes. Provides services in the areas of financial planning, accounting, controlling, reporting, performance management, tax, investor relations, treasury, and mergers and acquisitions.

Subfamily Description

Local Accounting (LAC) contains the local accounting activities in a given country and ensures compliance with statutory financial reporting requirements and regulations.


Your skills and experience

Regional Accounting is responsible for the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services related to local compliance.

Main responsibility is to support tax & statutory compliance activities with high quality according to local regulations:

  • Accounting functions and statutory audits
  • Governance for regional accounting standards and requirements, indirect taxes, and corporate income taxes.
  • Ensure technical quality and support of accounting functions.
  • Business support regarding accounting
  • Ad hoc requests on a case-by-case basis


  • Processing of accounting activities and other related tasks for a country in the Region
  • Compliance of tax processes (improvement and development)
  • Support of statutory and tax audits
  • Prepare and coordinate Statutory posting and statutory financials
  • Partner for questions and issues arising from projects or daily business concerning accounting.
  • Identify, evaluate, report, and manage risks
  • Continuously monitors performance measures, proposing and implementing process improvement to increase process consistency, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. Ensures visibility of the service organization's performance.
  • Support for FAM Internal Controls, and support other controls according to the control catalog.
  • Continuously monitors performance measures, proposing and implementing process improvement to increase process consistency, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Support compliance with indirect taxation, WHT, and corporate income tax processes for the Country; interface to the local tax authorities; Review tax returns and support tax audits
  • Support Manual payments and clearing processes
  • Support Treasury tasks related to engagement with banks, provisioning of bank statements to central teams, SOX controls, and funding of bank accounts


Accountable for quality, accuracy, and efficiency. Actions and errors can have functional area impact.

Scope & Contribution

Individual Contributor: Variety of complex tasks within area of responsibility, Demonstrates initiative & contributes to problem solving. Acts with independence and discretion in routine matters. Makes decisions that affect own work.


Performs routine activities to meet departmental/project objectives. Requires moderate supervision. Applies commonly recognized concepts within their field of expertise. Have high collegial interaction. Raises innovative ideas. Demonstrates adaptability to changing business environments. Is willing to take on new roles or jobs appropriate to skill set in different environments and/or locations.


Works to influence others to accept job functions' views/practices and agree/accept new concepts, practices, and approaches. May conduct briefings with senior leaders within the job function. May at times be required to negotiate regarding operational issues. Has cross-cultural knowledge and a global mindset.

  • Need to be able to communicate fluently in English and Amharic

Knowledge & Experience

  • Certified Accountant (University degree in business administration with a focus on accounting)
  • Between 2 – 5 years of experience in Finance and Accounting in a company or an audit company
  • Good SAP and sound MS Excel skills.


  • The ability to work as part of a team is critical.
  • The ability to work with various company departments, including local management, tax authorities, auditors, and Service providers is critical
  • Having a flexible approach to work, especially when communicating with other Nokia groups, is essential.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and prioritize tasks.


What we offer

Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.

International teams with balanced composition, getting to work with colleagues from Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

Nokia’s employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.

Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.