Jobs at:Creative Associates International
Deadline of this Job:
30 April 2022
Date Posted: Monday, April 04, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Creative Associates International works with underserved communities by sharing expertise and experience in education, elections, economic growth, governance and transitions from conflict to peace. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Creative has active projects in more than 30 countries. Since 1977, it has worked in nearly 90 countries and on almost every continent. Recognized for its ability to work rapidly, flexibly and effectively in conflict-affected environments, Creative is committed to generating long- term sustainable solutions to complex development problems. Creative has grown to become one of the leaders among the U.S. private sector implementers of global development projects. Creative is minority owned and operated. https://www.CreativeAssociatesInternational.com
Reports to: Finance Manager
Employee Status: Full Time
Creative Associates International Inc. is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services company that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, DC, the firm has a field presence in 30 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State. Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
The Littorals Regional Initiative (LRI) program is able to provide support to local counterparts across five West African coastal states to withstand the increasing pressures of violent extremist organizations by addressing instability factors including: localized conflict, ethno-religious marginalization, lack of understanding of the VEO threat, local grievances against governance structures, and weak social cohesion. LRI complements the broader USAID presence in the region by providing short-term, targeted programming that reduces windows for VEO expansion and helps national governments and local communities build prevention capacity
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 Tamale, Northern Ghana.
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.
Required Skills or Experience
• 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.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 48
Level of Education: Professional Certificate
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