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Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory: Finance
Grade: A2 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Working hours per week: 36
Duration of Post: 12 months
Location (City): Addis Ababa
Type of Post: British Embassy
Number of vacancies: 1
Starting monthly salary: ETB 17,292.41
The main purpose of the job:
The jobholder will work closely with the Head of Finance and Procurement to ensure that the financial and procurement operations of the British Embassy Addis Ababa are in line with UK government policies, local government regulations, and international standards and that we are achieving value for money in the use of public funds.
The successful candidate will manage a team and work with teams across the Embassy, the regional hubs, and the processing teams to ensure effective management and the smooth running of the finance function at the Embassy.
He/she should possess strong analytical and interpersonal skills and be solution-oriented and comfortable working within a network of global and complex organizations.
Roles and responsibilities:
Process all financial transactions in a timely manner including payroll, invoices, expenses, and VAT;
Keep accurate records of all financial transactions in a timely manner including payroll, invoices, expenses, and VAT;
Creating monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports including forecasting and balance sheet;
Prepare regular balance sheet account reconciliation and regular returns to Regional Hub, Processing centers, and the teams in the UK;
Resolve financial queries raised in a timely and professional manner;
Support Deputy Head of Corporate Services with audit preparation and audit check documents;
The key point of contact for the processing centers and regional hub on all financial and accounting processing relating matters;
Supporting the Deputy Head of Corporate Service and Director of Corporate Services on projects and ad hoc tasks when required;
Essential qualifications, skills, and experience
A diploma or degree in accounting, finance management, or equivalent from a reputable institution;
3+ years of relevant work experience in finance and using accounting software packages;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including reporting writing skills;
Good organizational skills and the ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure;
Computer literacy in all Microsoft Office Packages and a strong understanding of IT systems;
Ability to handle confidential issues/information and deal with colleagues and clients in a friendly and sensitive manner;
A team player capable of working on their initiative and who is adaptable to changing priorities;
Ability to work in a high pressure, high workload environment;
A flexible and positive approach to working in a forward-thinking, modern and motivated organization;
Level of language required: Fluent in both written and spoken English and Amharic;
Desirable qualifications, skills, and experience
Professional accountancy qualification;
Experience of working for the UK government, another government, or international organization;
Application deadline: 1 July 2020
Start Date: 1 August 2020
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
The locally engaged staff of all grades will be entitled to paid annual leave as follows:
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