Project Accountant Job at Plan International - Career Opportunity in Ghana
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Vacancy title:
Project Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Human Services , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Plan International

Deadline of this Job:
10 September 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Ghana , Accra , West Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Prepares financial and other reports to aid the preparation of the overall project financial reports for dissemination and decision making.
To do this, the position holder:-#
• Ensures that project transactions are reviewed and correctly entered into SAP on a timely basis;
• Provides quarterly, year-end and other grants financial reports and analyses as per required instructions for management decision making;
• Ensures proper filing (electronic and hard copy) of grants financial reports;
• Assists the Project Manager in the preparation of quarterly and year-end financial schedules of the project;
• Consolidates and submits monthly community and partner visits reports received from Project Staff;
• Reviews project sub-ledger for all advances and prepaid expenses and follows up on outstanding advances;
• Monitors and reviews advance liquidation.
• Budget preparation and Budgetary Control Support for the effective implementation of the SHOW project financial plans. To do this, the position holder will:-
• Be In charge of the preparation of the project budget and subsequent modifications
• Monitor project budget and modify when necessary;
• Consolidate monthly project budget and Financial Report;Maintain a budgetary control system to monitor grant budget vs. Expenditure and advise management on variances and corrective actions required to be taken;
• Respond to grants financial queries in liaison with the Head of finance and Operations, Business Development Manager and the Project Manager;
• Train/coach partner finance staff in delivery of job requirements to support grants compliance and financial reporting;
• Ensure Partner liquidations and financial reports are properly reviewed before further funds are advanced;
• Create standard report template for Plan’s partners to ensure consistency in reporting;
• Ensure compliance with best practices and donor specific requirements by Partners/Sub-grantees.
• Coordinates Cash Forecasting for the SHOW project to ensure the availability of funds for project operations. To do this, the role will:
• Promptly transfer funds to Project bank accounts and ensure effective cash flow management;
• Ensure project bank accounts and cash balances never go negative by following up in a timely manner.
• Operates the Plan International operation software to meet Plan’s/Donor spending and financial reporting requirements. To do this, the role will:
• Submit monthly cash forecast to the Country Accountant;
• Ensure that all approved Project budget account lines - donor account lines together with subsequent modifications are accurate in SAP;
• Undertake checks to ensure that all transactions are accurately entered into the SAP;
• Ensure the SAP monthly reports are printed and signed off;
• Analyze project balance especially expense accounts after system closure and effect the necessary corrections with the support of Project Manager.

Qualification and Experience
• University degree in Accounting plus ICA Ghana Part 2 or ACCA Foundation Level (Part 1 and Part 2), or equivalent.
• At least 5 years experience in a similar role.
• Fair knowledge of project management.

Demonstrated behaviors needed by the postholder to successfully perform the role:
• Communicates clearly and effectively.
• Ability to facilitate participative processes.
• Independence, objectivity and integrity.
• Organized, methodic and meticulous.
• Develops, motivates and coaches direct reports.
• Promotes innovation and learning.
• Gains, develops and retains credibility about his/her performance.
• Skills Specific to the post needed to put knowledge into practice.
• Good management skills
• Sound problem-solving skills
• Good team player
• Good negotiating, facilitating and influencing skills
• Proficient in Microsoft applications especially excel and pivot tables.
• Good communication skills both oral and written
• Good accounting, analytical and judgment skills
• Good supervisory and coordination skills
• Ability to deliver to tight deadlines

• We are open and accountable
• Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
• Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
• Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
• Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
• We strive for lasting impact
• Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
• Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
• Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
• Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
• We work well together
• Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
• Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
• Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
• Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
• We are inclusive and empowering
• We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ghana
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 10 September 2021
Duty Station: Accra
Posted: 31-08-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 31-08-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 31-08-2065
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