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Accounts Assistant Job in South Omo, Ethiopia

Job Opportunity: Accounts Assistant
Contract Duration: Six months (July to December 2012)
Salary: Negotiable
Veterinaries Sans Frontieres Germany (VSF Germany) is a non-governmental, non-profit making international Organization, engaged in the field of veterinary relief and development work providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.
With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, and food safety VSFG works towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.
VSF Germany is registered and licensed in Ethiopia by charities and societies agency as a foreign charity since March 2010. In the region VSF Germany implements activities in Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania.
VSFG is seeking to recruit a motivated and committed person to fill the position of Accounts Assistant to support the financial aspects for the ECHO funded Improved Community Response to Drought project-phase Four (ICRD IV project) in Hamer and Dasenach Woredas of south Omo zone, SNNPRS.
The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Project Manager, project staff & partner organizations.
This is a field based position in South Omo.
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of Finance and Administration Officer, the Account Assistant is responsible for the collection, payment and deposit of cash and checks, handling of day to day cash transactions including petty cash, checks and other impressed funds.
Key duties and Responsibilities
·         Maintain proper filing systems of all cash payment documents and ensure accounting records are kept updated.
·         Maintain optimum cash balances and advise the Field Finance & Administration Officer for cash replenishment requirements.
·         Maintain a cash book and perform daily cash reconciliation and cash counts on a weekly and monthly basis with Project managers.
·         Familiarity with basic bookkeeping procedures.
·         Ensuring that all payments incurred are adequately supported.
·         Completes special projects and miscellaneous assignments as required.
·         Answer staff questions, and provide information on procedures or policies.
·         Compute and record totals of transactions.
·         Count money in cash box or safe at the beginning of work to ensure that amounts are correct and adequate.
·         Carry out periodical price surveys to establish or identify prices of goods, services Issue receipts or vouchers to beneficiaries.
·         Monitor field stations to ensure that they have adequate cash available and that they are staffed appropriately.
·         Make payment by cash, cheques, and vouchers.
·         Resolve staff complaints.
·         Compile and maintain non-monetary reports and records.
·         Pay company bills by cash.
·         Data entry into excel or accounting software.
·         Assist in stock taking
·         Prepare and monitor the budget for day to day expenses, cash flow needs regularly recording vouchers/receipts.
·         Updating the cash book and establishing a project financial reporting system as per the VSF G procedures.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills required
·         Degree in Financial Accounting plus 2 Years Experiences as Cashier Accountant.
·         Minimum Qualifications in Book Keeping with supporting project experience
·         International NGO experience is highly desired.
·         Knowledge of Donor Funds Management and reporting.
·         Must have good computer skills in Microsoft Office; especially MS Excel.
·         Ability to work under high pressure to meet tight deadlines
·         NGO experience is an added advantage.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to: postal address VSF Germany 2278 Code 1250 or via email Ethiopia@vsfg.og.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 14th July 2012, before 12:00 am midnight.
Qualified Women are encouraged to apply.
Due to the urgency of the position we shall conduct assessments on an ongoing basis as applications are received.

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