Finance Officer job at GIZ Ghana
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Vacancy title:
Finance Officer

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

Jobs at:

GIZ Ghana

Deadline of this Job:
15 November 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Ghana , Accra , West Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Finance Officer

Project Brief:
• The Finance officer will be part of the project “Forest Landscape Restoration through a sustainable wood-energy value chain (FLR) in Ghana. The objective of the project is to reduce forest degradation by charcoal production.

• Scope of the Role
• As a Finance Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring that financial administration and documentation is done well in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles and GIZ standard procedures.
• You will effectively coordinate activities with all staff, execute and document cash payments for activities, contracts and procurements

Your Tasks
• You will ensure that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures, effectively coordinate activities with the staff of the finance team, do financial planning, monitoring, and accounting for GIZ assisted projects.
• You will check payment documentation such as invoices and travel settlements and prepare them for approval; prepare cheques, bank transfers and deposits at the bank, online banking requests and mobile money payments for field activities.
• You will carry out accounting procedures using WINPACCS bankbook and cashbook software, balance both books periodically, always prepare for both regular and unannounced dash counts and bank reconciliation statements.
• You will ensure that services rendered within the section are done correctly according to GIZ Financial and Accounting Guidelines.
• You will monitor the real accounts (payables, receivables) and report regularly to the Project Manager and the Senior Finance Manager.
• You will ensure full compliance to internal control/ auditing rules.

Qualification Required & Experience

Your Profile
• Degree in Accounting or Commerce from a recognized college
• At least 3 years of experience as a finance officer or related field in Government or NGO or international organization.
• Very high proficiency in financial documentation procedures, preferably experience in accounting systems of public institutions in
• Ghana
• Familiarity with contracting rules in the public sector, especially with GIZ rules and regulations.
• Very high proficiency with Microsoft Excel;
• Proactive interest in improving quality of work; Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in English;
• Strong interpersonal and service skills; Strong organization and time management skills; Ability to perform efficiently in a multicultural
• work environment; Ability to work under time pressure; Self-driven motivation to create knowledge and innovations

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8


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Job application procedure
Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to: under the Job Code 2021/FLR/11/01. Please note if you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider application unsuccessful.
Closing Date: 15 November, 2021
GIZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race,
and religion are encouraged to apply

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ghana
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 15 November 2021
Duty Station: Accra
Posted: 04-11-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 04-11-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 04-11-2065
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