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19 May 2022

Finance Manager at International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

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Job Description

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is looking for a competent, self-motivated and dynamic individual to oversee the accounting, auditing, financial budgeting and reporting functions of its West Africa office in Accra, Ghana.

Job Summary

• The incumbent will provide support, leadership and assistance to project leaders and researchers in financial matters. Reporting to the Country Representative – Ghana, the Finance Manager will be responsible for providing financial expertise to assist in meeting the objectives of IWMI’s West Africa office and lead the finance team; act as the main point of contact for the West Africa region, on behalf of the finance team at IWMI Headquarters, on matters related to accounting and reporting; implement financial management processes to ensure effective and efficient management of resources; and prepare annual capital and operational budgets for the West Africa office, and monitor the performance of the budgets.

Qualification Required & Experience

• An advanced degree in a field related to Finance/Accounting (Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant)
• At least 8 years of extensive experience in financial accounting and reporting in a not-for-profit/international organization.
• In-depth knowledge of financial accounting, budgeting and reporting, preferably in a project-based international organization.
• Proven skills in system implementation, preferably with a working knowledge of the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
• Excellent command of English, both written and spoken.
• Conversant with Microsoft Office and accounting software packages.
• Experience in coordination and management of budgets.
• Outstanding service approach and high level of interpersonal, communication and service management skills in a multidisciplinary and multicultural organization.
• Very good personal organization and priority setting skills.
• Commitment to teamwork and strongly valuing the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a cooperative atmosphere.
• Well-developed administrative skills and good communication skills.
• Demonstrates effective skills in leading and managing people.
• Focus on a high-quality service.


• This is a nationally recruited position and only citizens of Ghana are encouraged to apply. IWMI offers a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long-term disability coverage. The duration of the contract will initially be for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds.
• In the inability to appoint a suitable candidate at Finance Manager level, IWMI will consider appointing a candidate who will meet the requirements at Senior Finance Officer level.

Location: Accra

Method of Application

To submit your application, click on the link below and complete all relevant fields on the online application form. Click Here To Apply Online

Closing Date: 27 May, 2022

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