17 Mar 2023

Accountant at Ethiopia Education Initiative

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Job Description

The Haile-Manas Academy (HMA) is a world-class, co-educational, secondary boarding school for students of exceptional promise recruited from across Ethiopia. HMA is a newly constructed and well-equipped campus in the town of Debre Birhan, Ethiopia.

We will build resilient, independent thinkers; purposeful, community-minded individuals; and engaged, enterprising young citizens through depth of inquiry, hands-on problem solving, and the sustained shared experiences of a residential setting. We aspire to admit our students without regard to their financial circumstances, and expect our graduates to have significant impact on their communities – whether those communities are local, national or global.


We seek an experienced Accountant who will be responsible for maintaining legers and other books of accounts, preparing financial reports and ensuring that all payments, taxes and other financial obligations are recorded and paid on time. The accountant will report to HMA Finance Director and s/he will be stationed in Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Debre Birhan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain Fixed Asset Register, record inventory and conduct periodic inventory of stock & fixed assets; report any discrepancies observed between recording balance and physical count.
  • Make sure tuition fees are collected and produce periodic reports on the status of the collection to the Finance Director
  • Collect necessary financial documents, record transactions, produce bank reconciliation and financial reports on time.
  • Ensure that taxes and other government obligations are met on time.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Finance Director or the Deputy Head of School. Analytical thinking
  • Problem analysis and solving and consolidate financial information
  • Ability to manage and prioritize varied workload and work to deadlines
  • Good command of English language and ability to prepare reports
  • Excellent time-manager who can balance multiple priorities
  • Motivated to learn and perform and not afraid to ask questions
  • Good communicator and comfortable to work in a team environment
  • Highly professional and maintains ethical standards

Job Requirements

Minimum Education And Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance with a minimum of five years of relevant experience out of which a minimum of two years’ experience in the commercial sector is preferable

Salary and benefits: commensurate with experience

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  [email protected]
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 26 March. 2023


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