19 Jun 2018

World Education- Ghana Job Vacancy : Accounting Assistant

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Job Number : 63010

Established in 1951, World Education, Inc. is a US-based non-profit organization aimed at improving the lives of marginalized people through education (formal and non-formal) and training, institutional development, and targeted technical assistance.

Job Description

  • Accounting Assistant – Job Number: 63010
  • Application Deadline: June 29, 20018
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Company/Division: WEI/Africa
  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience


World Education, Inc. seeks a local candidate for an Accounting Assistant based in Accra, Ghana pending award from DFID/Girls’ Education Challenge/Leave No Girl Behind. The programme aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of highly marginalized out-of-school girls and transition them into formal school or employment. This programme seeks to decrease key barriers to access quality education and opportunities for employment and improve the safety of highly marginalized girls in schools and their communities, while also increasing girls’ knowledge and adoption of positive behaviours and empowering them to become leaders and role models within their communities.

The Accounting Assistant will report to the Finance and Operations Manager and is responsible for day to day accounting transactions, record keeping and budget tracking.


  • Handling day-to-day accounting transactions
  • Maintains project financial files, ensuring documentation is complete and audit ready.
  • Reviews financial documentation for compliance and audit readiness
  • Regularly communicates with Finance and Operations Manager to review outstanding issues and questions.
  • Assists staff in the project budgeting and planning process
  • Provides data input and general office support
  • Assume other financial responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills or Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or other relevant academic background
  • Minimum of 5 years of work post-degree experience in the development field
  • Experience in grants management and financial reviews for major development agencies
  • Ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Solid experience in management of budgets
  • Solid experience in financial reporting to various donors
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Strong computer skills with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with DFID funding preferred


  • Experience planning and facilitating meetings
  • Demonstrated training experience
  • Demonstrated experience building partnerships and networks between multiple programmatic partners
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Strong English written and spoken communication skills

How To Apply

If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an available position, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at +1 617-482-9485.

  • WEI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity.
  • We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or military status (special disabled veterans or veteran status) in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D

How to Apply

To apply submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]

Please include the job number in the email subject line

Closing Date : June 22, 2018

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