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Financial Accountant Addis Ababa


Deloitte Addis Ababa Ethiopia

3 months ago

Company Description

About Deloitte

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has more than 411,000 professionals all committed to becoming the standard of excellence of professional services firms.

Deloitte’s professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities, and enjoy an environment of continuous learning, challenging experiences, and enriching career opportunities. All our professionals are united by our shared values, a set of core principles that guide our collective behavior. They set the expectations we have for one another and define how we, as... stewards of Deloitte, should behave. They provide common ground to unite us across cultures and geographies. And, importantly, they help us to earn the trust and respect of our key stakeholders. Our shared values are: Lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for measurable impact.

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector; with offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and in the process of expanding our operations by re-opening an office in Ethiopia.

A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region, and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Ethiopia and within the East Africa market.

What impact will you make?

At Deloitte we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best - because that’s how you make an impact.

About the Department

The finance department serves the function of reporting management and financial information that helps drive fundamental business decisions.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic person to join our Finance team as a Financial Accountant. This position will be based in our Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Job Description

Main Purpose of Job

The holder of this position will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date accounting records of Ethiopia office (General Ledger, accounts payables, accounts receivable, revenues, cash and bank). In addition, this role is charged with overseeing liaisons on the ground with local stakeholders and business partners in Ethiopia (tax and local legislative authorities, vendors). The role holder will work closely in liaison with Finance team in Nairobi office.

What you will do

General Ledger
• Update the General Ledger (GL) and processes journals at month end.
• Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
• Manage statutory compliance on remittances and filings.
• Review any updates made to the Fixed Assets Register (FAR) with the asset details and review any discrepancies between the FAR and the GL.
• Coordinate audits and reviews with local statutory/legislative authorities.
• Assist in preparation of supporting documentation for internal and external audits.
• Perform other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

Accounts Receivable
• Carry out daily banking and circulation of cash collections reports to internal stakeholders.
• Reprocess cash receipts from clients and relevant tax Certificates into the Accounts Receivable ledger via the reprocessing Application in SAP.
• Reconcile receipts sub module of the Bank GL Accounts as well as other assigned GL accounts to ensure all receipts are captured.

Project Services
• Circulate weekly revenue flash to teams and provide business insights to Service Lines and Finance team leaders based on available data.
• Perform first-level revenue analysis and provide feedback to the Service Line Business Partners on project related results.
• Assists Business in collating the required information (such as the project plan, billing schedule and resourcing) to open a project code.

Accounts Payable
• Ensure that original tax invoices are received for payment and correct VAT numbers appear on tax invoices per VAT legislation.
• Sending vendor remittances and requesting for vendor statements and liaising with vendors to investigate items under query/in dispute.
• Processing of claims, cash advances and maintain office petty cash.
• Assist Finance team to process statutory payments e.g., VAT, WHT and payroll taxes and to follow up any queries raised by the local revenue authorities.

• Communicates and updates the financial controller on local matters impacting the finance department.
• Attends East Africa-wide finance team meetings and training.
• Complies with standardized process and controls.


Required Qualifications and Experience
• A bachelor’s degree in Business/Commerce/Finance/Accounting.
• Minimum four (4) years’ experience in Accounting/ Finance.
• Professional accounting qualification (CPA/ACCA).
• Experience with SAP ERP (added advantage).

Additional Information

Key Performance areas
• Strategic Impact - Under minimal guidance, supports the team in the delivery of services to clients in line with the defined strategic objectives.
• Client Impact: External / Internal - Works collaboratively with own team and that of the client service line/area to deliver quality service in allocated tasks.
• Operational Effectiveness - With minimal supervision, completes designated tasks for review by line, ensuring deadlines are met.
• Development/Growth of Team - Actively works to address identified development areas.

Technical competencies
• Effective client interaction, analysis and project management skills.
• Experience in drafting of presentations and reports for review.
• Hands on experience with MS Office suite.
• Basic financial knowledge and understanding.

Behavioural competencies
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Interpersonal and relationship building skills.
• Desire to develop self.
• Client delivery focus.
• Adaptable.
• Focus on quality and awareness of risk.
• Problem solving ability.
• Displays business acumen.

Your role as a leader

At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

Leadership Capabilities

Living our Purpose - Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life.

Influence - Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders.

Performance drive - Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results.

Strategic direction - Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities.

Talent development - Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador.

Inspirational Leadership - Leads from the front, acting as an exemplary role model for leaders at all levels; promotes a strong sense of loyalty and followership and energizes others to act.

Competitive edge: Anticipates market and competitor trends to develop and deliver bold and innovative solutions that differentiate Deloitte with clients.

Why Deloitte?

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

Deloitte opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across the African continent and globally to gain experience and access projects beyond our borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and thinking styles.

Our purpose

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work—always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world. #Makinganimpactthatmatters

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If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online:

Deloitte East Africa Careers portal.

Your details will be treated with confidentiality and will not be shared with any third party.

Closing Date: 9 March 2023.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not ask individuals to pay any fees or money as part of the recruitment process. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work—in every country, in everything we do, every day. We aim to create a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and with respect, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. We seek to create and leverage our diverse workforce to build an inclusive environment across the African continent
Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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