Role Overview:

The Accountant shall be responsible for providing accounting services to the Greater Accra/Volta Region Programme and support financial management and payroll processes in line with organizational policies.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage payroll processes of staff
  • Process salaries on monthly basis and extract appropriate reports for review and approval
  • Maintain check register to track receipt and issuance of cheque books
  • Receive relevant cash and cheques, provide receipts appropriately and ensure all cash received are banked as soon as possible in compliance with AAG’s financial policy
  • Review Petty cash replenishment requests and advise on required amount
  • Maintain petty cash for approved foreign currencies at approved cash levels to facilitate effective forex management
  • Review partners’ work plan and financial reports and recommend appropriate action to management.
  • Conduct quarterly expenditure verification of GARDP/VRDP and recommend appropriate action for addressing capacity gaps identified.
  • Support capacity building of partners and non-finance staff on financial management.
  • Review petty cash payments and classify costs appropriately and enter data in SUN
  • Review petty cash replenishment requests and conduct cash count to confirm cash on hand
  • Co-ordinate the finances of partnership funded projects by monitoring expenditure, utilization levels, prepare management accounts and donor reports.

Competencies:

 Academic Qualification & Experience:

The Candidate must hold at least a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance with 3 years’ experience in the Development sector and membership of relevant professional accounting body (ACCA, CIMA, ICA, CPA)

Technical:

  • Knowledge of financial management accounting
  • Knowledge of budgets and budgetary control systems
  • Experience in procurement and stores management
  • Experience in using accounting software such as SUN, Query and Analysis
  • Experience in payroll preparations and reconciliations
  • Knowledge in auditing
  • Knowledge in project contract management

Personality:

  • Reliability
  • Gender sensitivity
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Tolerance
  • Openness and candour
  • Proactive
  • Detail orientation

Job Circumstances:

A three (3) year renewable employment contract on national terms and conditions is applicable.

Application Forms should be downloaded from the AAG website:  www.actionaid.org/ghana.

 Please note that Curriculum Vitae (CVs) are NOT acceptable.

Completed Application Forms should be emailed to jobs.ghana@actionaid.org  or forwarded to:

The Head of HROD/ Administration, P.O. Box AN 19083,Accra-North.  Tel: + 233 244 316 392 / +233 28 910 9560

Closing Date: 9th August, 2017.
Duty Station: Accra.

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