Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Ethiopia

Vital Strategies is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Temporary Finance Manager.

Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organisation set up to strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death.


  • Reconcile inter-company transfers, cash, bank, and credit cards
  • Responsible for data entry of expenses into the accounting system
  • Process fund request from grants managers/programmes to headquarters
  • Manage grants accounting
  • Prepare, analyse, and distribute monthly and annual financial statements in a timely manner
  • Prepare financial reports for donors
  • Ensure financial reporting and balance sheet are in compliance with local GAAP
  • Complete tax reporting requirements as needed
  • Update the management team on a monthly basis of any financial and budget concerns
  • Implement financial internal controls in areas such as procurement, contracts, and agreements
  • In coordination with finance headquarters, lead the annual audit process
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting process in collaboration with the country representative
  • Administer and review all financial plans and budgets
  • Monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organisation’s financial status
  • Manage organisational cash flow and forecasting
  • Implement a robust financial management/reporting system, ensuring that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to
  • Establish a review process to continuously improve financial accounting practices, and related policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the local operations manager to update, implement, and provide guidance on finance-related business policies
  • Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the country representative and CFO


  • BA or BSc, ideally with an MBA, in Accounting or a related field
  • Seven years, minimum, of overall experience as a financial professional and one year, minimum, of experience working with an international organisation
  • Advanced MS Excel skills
  • Experience using financial software (Exact Globe, Net Suite, etc.)
  • Analytical mindset with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to set priorities
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Vital Strategies
  • Vital Strategies strongly encourages qualified female candidates to apply

To apply and for more information, click here.

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