27 Feb 2018

Youth Challenge International Job Vacancy : Accountant

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• The Accountant, reporting to the Country Manager and working closely with the Operations Manager and Leadership Team, will provide accounting support to the national office and will undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures and capacity development of staff.


• Treasury management of the Country Office, ensuring availability of cash based on approved workplans, timely submission of cash forecast to Head Office, reporting on variances against budgets
• Prepare annual, quarterly and monthly budget and financial forecasts
• Maintain general ledger entries, prepare trial balances, and reconcile accounts
• Prepare project financial reports, tracking performance against budget, and reporting on variances according to monthly close schedule
• Prepare regulatory reporting and ensure compliance with registration requirements; calculate taxes owing and prepares tax returns as required
• Submit to Head Office for approval monthly reconciliation between national reports to tax authorities and monthly project financial reports, provide explanation for any difference observed
• Prepare payroll and regulatory deductions
• Track accounts receivable/payable and processe advance requests and invoices for staff, partners, and suppliers
• Banking, processing bank deposits, including trips to the bank
• Obtain all supporting documentation – bank statements, invoices and receipts etc. – and maintain orderly filing system at the Country Office
• Document areas of risk, formulate controls, and take steps to reduce vulnerabilities
• Coordinate with Headquarters to ensure appropriate financial and administrative management and compliance with donor rules/regulations
• Lead annual budgeting exercise and collaborate with the Country Manager and other technical team leaders to ensure program activities are in accordance with the project budget and work plan
• Develop and provide training to staff on project financial processes and policies as well build capacity for budgeting, forecasting and reporting
• Perform other duties as delegated by the Country Manager

Qualification Required & Experience

• Applicant must be a citizen of Ghana
• A degree in Financial Management, Accounting or related field
• Chartered Accountant designation required
• 5 -7 years of demonstrated experience in project and business financial planning/management
• Advanced ability in developing project financial models, budgeting and forecasting tools
• Experience with creating financial statements, general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
• Strong knowledge of generally-accepted accounting and procurement practices
• Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines
• Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills required
• Advanced-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Excellent accounting software user and must have experience of QuickBooks
• Idea candidate will have experience working in an international context and/or multi-country projects and • understand grants and contribution management
• Strong verbal and written English skills required

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Applications will be considered upon submission. Please submit your cover letter and CV as a one document Word or PDF e-mail attachment to [email protected] with “Accountant” in the subject line. Applications will not be considered beyond the deadline. Closing Date: 07 March, 2018 No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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