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Field Finance Officer

Association of Pastoralist Community for Change (APCfC)

Company NAme: Association of Pastoralist Community for Change (APCfC)

Posted Date: 2023-09-19

Deadline: 2023-09-27

Job Type:Full time

Salary: Birr 22,360 (Twenty-two thousand three hundred sixty) plus 30 % Hardship allowance.



Job Description

Job position summary:

Under direct supervision of the APCfC Senior Finance Officer, the Field Finance Officer is responsible for all aspects of financial management of the project in Dire and Moyale woredas, ensuring compliance with APCfC internal policies and procedures as well as donor regulations. The candidate for this position needs to demonstrate strong knowledge and skills for smooth accounting operations including payments and banking, budgeting, financial reporting, procurement, and asset management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage daily projects accounting and finance functions including timely recording of transactions, cash management, banking, payroll, inventory, receivables, and payables.
  • Prepare monthly standard accounting reports to APCfC Headquarters, for review by HQ finance team, including general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditures by cost center/project, as well as other financial information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensure monthly settlements of government obligations such as tax and pensions.
  • Ensure timely settlements of work advances, travel advances, purchase advances, petty cash, and supplier advances.
  • Update internal systems with financial data on daily basis including but not limited to tracking bank deposits and payments timely.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and submit to APCfC Head Office
  • Review all the payments documents for proper coding and supporting documents.
  • Keeping updated records of prepayments in respective rents for all project and keeping track of their utility bills and travel expenses where applicable.
  • Review Purchase Orders and Purchase Requests for proper coding and budget adequacy before approval.
  • Perform the monthly cash forecast in coordination with relevant team members and send it to the Finance team in Addis Ababa.
  • Revise the spending plan on monthly basis and analyze the spent against forecast for the review of the Admin & Finance manager (AFM).
  • Perform regular cash count with the Field Project Coordinator
  • Manage the payment turn-over period at Field office to avoid delays in handling requests submitted to finance.
  • Insure and follow up the updated monthly accurate records (soft and hard copies) of financial supporting documents segregated by donor for purposes of internal, donor reporting and audit purposes in coordination with the junior Finance Officer.
  • Review all payment requests of regular and unpaid reimbursement for accuracy and completeness before Authorization by the Field Project Coordinator.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations to ensure the balances are accurate and all the payments in the bank statements are accounted for.
  • Ensure internal control of the master list of all physical assets in the APCfC Mega Field Office and participate in conducting physical verification of inventory and assets on a regular basis.
  • Prepare supporting documents and assist during month-end and year-end financial reporting and audits as directed by supervisor.

Required number: 1 (One)

Duty Station: Mega town with frequent travel to project sites in Dire and Moyale Woredas.

Terms of Employment: One year (with the possibility of extension), Full time

Basic Salary: Birr 22,360 (Twenty-two thousand three hundred sixty) plus 30 % Hardship allowance.

Job Requirements

Education and Work Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A) or equivalent in accounting or finance with a minimum of Five (5) years of progressive accountancy experience is required.
  • Experience of working in an NGO setting is an asset.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of general ledger, journal entries, payables, Receivables and financial reporting.
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel
  • Experience in Project accounting and Strong organizational skills.
  • Good knowledge and skills in financial software; working knowledge of Peachtree Accounting would be considered an asset.
  • Good communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English and Afan Oromo languages is mandatory.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and deliver on set objectives within given deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

How to Apply


  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Our Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection and safeguarding.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be invited to participate in an interview and for written exam.

Interested applicants should submit a Motivational Letter with details of how they meet the ‘job requirements’ outlined above, including description of past professional experience; non-returnable updated CV with at least three references; and non-returnable soft copies of credentials with the subject “the name of position they are Appling for” to either of the following addresses:

Email address: or submit non-returnable hardcopies at Association of Pastoralist Community for Change (APCfC) Head Office, Addis Ababa, t non-returnable hardcopies at Association of Pastoralist Community for Change (APCfC) Head, Office, Addis Ababa, Kirkos Sub city, Woreda 07, An Business Centre on 4rth Floor, around Ethiopian Red Cross Society HQ.


submit non-returnable hardcopies at Association of Pastoralist Community for Change (APCfC) Dire or Moyale Field Offices in Borana.

If you need further clarifications, please use phone number (+251 942392999 or +251911806822) during working hours (9:00 am-5:00pm) before the deadline.


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