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National Democratic Institute

National Democratic Institute

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Position: Finance Assistant
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Posted date: 4 years ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks to hire a Finance Assistant to support its Ethiopia office. The position will be based in Addis Ababa and reports to the Senior Finance and Administration Manager. The position will require limited and occasional travel within Ethiopia. The position is available immediately. NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen civic and political organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness, and accountability in government. Salary is commensurate with experience and NDI’s salary scale. A competitive benefits package will be provided. NDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, ethnicity, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Primary Responsibilities: - Accounting and budgeting functions. - Recording, classifying, and examine financial transactions. - Preparation and posting of payment vouchers. - Management of operating cash, journal, and checkbooks. - Assist with financial report preparation and monthly reconciliations. - Implementation of financial control systems. - Examining documents to verify conformance with NDI’s procurement and financial policies, procedures, and accounting standards. - Preparation of travel-related payments and hotel and travel advance reconciliations. - Assist to liaise with program staff to ensure that disbursed funds to hotels and other vendors are accurately and promptly reconciled in line with the internal policies and procedures. - Documentation and maintenance of other financial documents. - Assist supervisor to ensure that all transactions are in compliance with the rules and regulations of USAID and NDI. - Assist supervisor with payroll preparation, tax deductions and compliance, and preparation for audits. Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred in a related subject. - More than three (3) years of demonstrable financial and accounting experience and sound administrative skills. - Excellent professional oral and written communication skills in English. - Ability to effectively present information, respond to queries, and develop clear and concise reports. - Excellent and professional teamwork and ability to work well as part of a high performing team. - Knowledge and ability to use applicable information technology and software systems to meet work needs. - High level of attention to detail in all aspects of work. How to Apply Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and a CV. Please include three references from past employment or academic experiences. Applications will be considered upon receipt. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to: info_ethiopia@ndi.org