Finance Officer Job at Creative Associates International - Career Opportunity in Ghana

Vacancy title:
Finance Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Creative Associates International

Deadline of this Job:
12 May 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Ghana , Accra , West Africa

Date Posted: Monday, April 12, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Company: Creative Associates International
Location: Ghana
State: Accra
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Accounting Jobs in Ghana
Job Description
In close coordination with the US Embassy and USAID, the goal of the USAID/OTI-funded Littorals Regional Initiative (LRI) is to support US foreign policy priorities to shore up stability and prevent violent extremism in the Littoral region, including Ghana.
Initial objectives include:
• Rapidly delivering effective and relevant programming on the ground through targeted interventions that may be scaled up.
• Informing and improving USG programming by piloting approaches and sharing reporting.
• Providing rapid response capacity, from hiring STTAs to quick response activities, in the event of a crisis or opportunity.
Position Summary:
The Finance Officer will be responsible for (a) ensuring that payments requirements are met based on USAID policies and procedures; (b) implement financial procedures in compliance with Creative and USAID policies and procedures; (c) Preparation of payroll and staff reimbursements (d) Timely disbursement for small grants related payments to field offices.
Location note: This position will be based in northern Ghana, with the exact location TBD.
Reporting & Supervision:
This position reports to the Finance Manager. .

• Assist in preparation of budgets, monitor, review, and revise as required.
• Coordinate with the Grants Department to reconcile finance record of grants.
• Initiate and follow through on information gathering and documents needed with the Government of Ghana, Headquarters, and relevant ministries on renewal of MOU, tax exemption, banking, leases, and other contracts.
• Monitor compliance of grantees through field visits and financial report review provide training and orientation to new field staff. Bring potential non-compliance issues to the attention of the Finance Manager.
• Oversee cash flow, adherence to Ghanaian tax and labor laws.
• Prepare financial reports for Headquarters prior to submission to Finance Manager.
• Implement procedures and forms for request and issue of funds for program needs.
• Assist Finance Manager in forecasting and request cash transfers from HQ to ensure adequate supply of funds in country.
• Pay authorized bills to contractors, suppliers, and monthly payroll for employees.
• Check petty cash vouchers, receipts, and replenish to established levels upon receipt of replenishment requests.
• Produce segregated finance records at the request of the Finance Manager such as expenses for specific locations or grants.
• Cooperate and assist in audit requirements.
• Assist Finance Manager to produce Monthly Finance Reports according to HO procedures and submit by the mandated deadline.
• Maintain grant financial records.
• Oversee project procurement in accordance with contract and Creative requirements.
• Assist in compiling and reviewing timesheets of the staff so that payroll is processed in a timely and accurate fashion.
• Assist with financial tracking of local sub-contractors and fixed price contracts as needed
• Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor.

• High School diploma required, Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (finance, accounting, business, etc.) highly desired.
• Must have 4 years of general work experience, and 2+ years of specific experience related to the position required.
• Experience with USAID program finances and budgeting (preferred) or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.
• Advanced knowledge of spoken and written English highly desired, medium level required.
• Proficiency in any of the languages spoken in northern Ghana desired.
• Must be willing to work and be based in Northern Ghana.
• Must have existing work authorization for Ghana.

Job Qualifications : Not Specified

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
High School


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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ghana
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 12 May 2021
Duty Station: Accra
Posted: 12-04-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 12-04-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 12-04-2065
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