16 Dec 2016

IPA Job Vacancy : Finance Assistant

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluates their impact, and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to improve opportunities for the world’s poor. Since our founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 350 leading academics to conduct over 450 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

Job Description

  • Reports to: Finance and Accounting Manager
  • Location:  Accra
  • Deadline to apply: 31st December, 2016
  • Desired start date: January 09, 2017
  • Length of commitment: 2 years renewable
  • Job Code: FA-FOG-15122016

 

Position Summary
The Finance Assistant will support the finance team in Accra to process daily financial request. The Finance Assistant will report to the Finance and Accounting Manager and will be based in Accra.

A two-year commitment for this position is required.

Job Description
The Finance Assistant will be responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Processing of financial requests including transfers;
  • Making entries of all Expense Returns into Abila on daily basis;
  • Timely processing of expense returns as per the organization’s financial protocols;
  • Management of refunds from advances;
  • Onboarding of new staff on IPA-Ghana Finances under the guidance of the Finance and Accounting Manager;
  • Overseeing the petty-cash managed by the Administrative Assistant;
  • Filling of statutory returns (Social Security, taxes etc);
  • Filling of financial documents;
  • Making Bank deposits;
  • Management of the cash book;
  • Ensuring that all financial requests are in accordance with IPA-Ghana financial policies and procedures;
  • Performing other duties assigned by the Finance and Accounting Manager.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Must have a first degree in accounting or its equivalent from a reputable institution
  • Knowledge in Sage (Abila) accounting software is preferred
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have an eye for details and be trustworthy
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environment
  • Should be fluent in English
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds including multi-national


How to Apply

Please fill out the online application form by clicking the link below: DIRTS EVAL Field Staff Application Form Timeline 
  • The deadline for applications to this position is January 4, 2017. Applications received will however be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received by IPA, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email or phone for an interview
DISCLAIMER: Please note that IPA will never require monetary compensation as part of its application process. Any requests for monetary compensation by persons claiming to be IPA employees or persons claiming to represent IPA should be disregarded and reported. Please direct questions to [email protected].





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