Finance Manager

Reach for Change

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About Reach for Change

Reach for Change was founded in 2010 by Kinnevik and is a co-creation with Korsnäs, Tele2, MTG, Metro and Millicom. Our mission is to create a global movement of smart, brave, passionate change agents to build a better world for children. We do this by finding, supporting and celebrating early-stage social entrepreneurs whose innovative ideas will help solve the most pressing problems facing children and youth. We do this through advocacy, funding, coaching and networking. Reach for Change launched its Africa program in Ghana in 2011 and now present in Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, Chad, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. 


We seek the services of a Finance Manager


Job Title: Finance Manager


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Summary

  • The Finance Manager is responsible for providing a range of financial  management support to the Africa Regional Office based in Accra


Job Description

  • Manage all finance and accounting systems in the Accra office
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions in line with organizational and donor requirements and deadlines. This involves ensuring that all invoices, cheques payment, electronic fund transfers, advances, petty cash expenses are entered accurately into the Reach for Change’s accounting system according to organisational requirements
  • Ensure adherence to  financial procedures and policies  in line with organizational requirements and best practices in order to safeguard financial resources of the organisation
  • Monitor the petty cash and bank balances to ensure sufficient funds are always available depending on the program needs
  • Provide financial management advice on revisions of budgets, preparing periodical forecasts and any changes needed
  • Manage and reconcile the bank and cash accounts, prepare weekly cash counts and monthly financial records to ensure financial and resource accountability and effective management of records as required for auditing
  • Manage disbursement and reconciliation of cash advances to ensure recovery
  • Control salary payments to staff, including national insurance and tax liabilities
  • Manage filing of financial reports and budget records to the Reach for Change global office, tax authorities and other governmental agencies
  • Responsible for posting all financial transactions to the sage accounting software
  • Creation and consolidation of regional budget according to short and long term business plan
  • Prepare and analyse regional monthly forecast and yearly financial latest estimate (cummulative current to year end position) and enforce associated budgetary controls
  • Year-end closing and quarterly and annual analysis reports
  • Monthly financial statements (P&L ) preparation and month-end closing
  • Compilation of monthly financial results and analysis reports
  • Accounting processes control
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable balance control
  • Expenses reimbursement control
  • Analysis and work out monthly optimization proposals  for the office of the Regional Director
  • Responsible for ensuring that the organisation attains a strong maturity state with respect to its internal control environment
  • Strong understanding of audit with ability to manage a consulting audit team with professional confidence 
  • Work day-to-day closely with the global finance team and respond to any additional assistance
  • Take part in the recruitment and hiring processes for finance staff as might be required
  • Ability to build  credibility quickly and begin to supervise, train and mentor junior members of the Finance, Risk & Compliance team according to identified needs
  • Implement Reach for Change’s performance evaluation system for all finance staff  and report to management accordingly


Qualification and Requirements

  • University degree in accounting, finance, business or related field
  • ICA level III student or Qualified
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in similar role  ideally in a small organisation with end to end hands on exposure
  • Confident can-do attitude with a strong sense of purpose
  • Firm ability to negotiate and  manage  expectations vertically and horizontally
  • Very strong technical competency evidenced by ability to do complex GL reconciliations and build P/L reports accurately from source documentation 
  • Strong system accounting capabilities evidenced by firm working knowledge of Sage preferably or any other accounting system
  • This role is high volume role requiring someone with significant tenacity with respect to timely delivery
  • Mature, balanced personality with ability to maintain a cool head  under intense pressure


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Reach for Change

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)


Greater Accra Region



Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years