Job Locations ET-Addis Ababa
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  • Overview

    1                    Mission

    The accountant will be responsible for handling accounting and taxes tasks for the branch in Ethiopia as per the local requirements and to answer all the queries and perform ad hoc report for the regional accounting department in Dubai.

    2                     Line and Staff Relations

    This role will report directly to the Head of Accounting in Dubai with dotted line to the Country Manager . He/She has relation with:

    • All the local staff
    • All the external entities necessary to his/her job execution




    3                     Key Responsiblities

    Documentation & Control

    • Arrangement of all book-keeping vouchers.
    • Assists the Regional Accounting and Branch Manager for the ruling of accounts.
    • Prepares the various discreet statements or studies required by the Regional Accounting and Country Manager.
    • Bank relations: under the supervision of the Regional Accounting and Country Manager, will lead the day to day banking relation for the Regie accounts.
    • Assist the Regional Accounting and Country Manager in gathering and organizing the information required for the monthly invoice pertaining to supervision projects.
    • Ascertains that all relevant documents are in place and appropriate before payment approval is made.
    • Deal and follow-up with the bank for activities like timely transfers, deposits, withdrawals and collection of advices, cheque books and bank statements.
    • Performs proper and explanatory filing system for petty cash, journal vouchers, and checks transaction vouchers for the office.
    • Petty cash receipt and listing to send to Dubai accounting team along with replenishment , follow up and Forecast.
    • Listing of the cheques , number and purpose/s.
    • Fill the declaration of taxes:
    • WHT, VAT, Pension, and income taxes for employees, corporate taxes.
    • Required to obtain stamped documents by the authority/s and ensure payment of taxes.
    • Present to the authority the declaration and ask for the proof (receipt) of payment.
    • Collect the receipt from the Tax authority.
    • Reception and scan of the invoices for transfer to Dubai accounting team for general overhead, suppliers and subcontractors.
    • Process to payment in ETB, receipt of WHT and VAT and cash register receipt.
    • Arrangement with the bank to get online payment to facilitate payroll, supplier’s payment and reduce level of cheques.
    • Follow up on expenses claims before scan and submissions of receipt/listing to Dubai and refund to the employee as per the travel expenses policy and focus on compliance rules related to fraud and integrity.
    • Process and follow up on cash advances ,submission of scan documents and excel file to Dubai accounting team.
    • Follow up on customer collections, process of the cash register receipt along with the invoice attached, collection of WHT and VAT receipt
    • Support for internal audit and external audit and taxes auditors from ERCA.
    • Follow up of cash flow and initiation of transfer request for cash advances from Paris.
    • Overtime follow up for local employee and expatriated staff.
    • Monthly statement for the cash machine register.


    4                     Profile Specifications – Minimum Requirements

    • BA degree plus 5 years or MBA degree plus 2 years’ experience working as an Accountant for a regional office of a foreign entity in Ethiopia.
    • Work experience with a project based consultancy would be preferred.
    • Degree in Accounting or Finance or any Accounting Qualifications such as ACCA, CPA is a plus.
    • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy, including spreadsheets and knowledge of computerized accounting software required
    • Proficiency in English and Amharic - spoken and written 


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