Finance Assistant Job at Education Development Trust - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
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Vacancy title:
Finance Assistant

Jobs at:
Education Development Trust

Deadline of this Job:
25th August 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Date Posted: 17th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

About the Company


Education Development Trust, formerly CfBT Education Trust, is a not-for-for profit international education services company with over 40 years’ experience, working in more than 80 countries. Our vision is to provide outstanding, sustainable education solutions that transform and improve the school education and life chances of children and young people worldwide. We have specialist experience in strengthening education systems and supporting school improvement in post-conflict, transition and early-recovery fragile states.


ob title: Finance Assistant
Group: Education Services - SSA
Dept./Project/Service: BLF - Finance
Reports to: Finance Officer
Responsible for: N/A
Usual office base: Kigali, Rwanda

Job Purpose
To provide accurate financial information by preparing, recording and reconciling financial transaction data.

Job Objectives:

  • Prepare and Process Beneficiaries payments via Mobile Money and Tigo Cash by ensuring that all necessary supporting documents are attached, and all necessary approvals are obtained.
  • Address all complaints raised by the beneficiaries- due to be paid via Electronic payment from time to time
  • Check accuracy of bills and ensures bills are scanned and sent to Finance Officer on time.
  • Ensure all financial transactions and records are filed and maintained in accordance with organizational and Rwandan laws.
  • Assign "paid stamp" to payments before filling
  • Proper Management of petty cash and petty cash reconciliation, and ensure weekly cash count is done timely
  • Prepare and make cash payments in line with Ed Dev Trust's Policies.
  • Facilitate external audits by providing all required necessary information to auditors
  • Ensure that cash and cash equivalent and financial records are safeguarded and utilized in intended manner.
  • Ensure that financial information is kept with confidentiality and is not exposed to external people
  • Any other duties assigned which contributed the proper financial management of Ed Dev Trust's project.

Person Specification:


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or any related field
  • Excellent written and oral English Language skills
  • Excellent MS-Excel skills
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent Time management skills


  • Proven experience of being proactive by identifying areas of concern or areas for improvement


  • Must demonstrate the following competencies: Interpersonal skills, efficiency in task execution
  • Ability to compile and analyse data required for reports
  • An effective communicator
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to work to precise deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite packages (Advanced Excel highly desirable)
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective team member

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the police checks

Job application procedure
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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Open Until Filled
Duty Station: Rwanda
Posted: 17-08-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 17-08-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 17-08-2065
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