Accountant

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Job Summary

A newly registered International Development consultancy firm that works with governments, donors, civil society and the private sector in the areas of good governance, agricultural, economic development and broad-based social development developing countries.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

  • Manage field accounting systems and internal day-to-day financial operations.
  • Monitor bank balances in Euro, USD and Cedi and arrival of wire transfers and ensure bank accounts are up-to-date
  • Manage and reconcile bank accounts and balances on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare monthly budget projections with Country Manager for all local expenses and send wire requests to HQ
  • Verify all vendor and subcontractor invoices and ensure careful management and oversight of subcontracts. Ensure all supporting documents are received and correct.
  • Prepare monthly payroll, ensure distribution, print payroll receipts.
  • Calculate and withhold the appropriate amounts for SSNIT, PAYE, and withholding taxes from salaried employees and GRA amounts for contract employees. Ensure these payments make it to the SSNIT office and GRA office by the due date each month.
  • Review outstanding checks and payments in transit (e.g. rent, service and utility payments and lease modifications).
  • Review local payroll tax obligations and VAT accruals.
  • Process travel and other advances to staff and track outstanding balances. Verify and process expense reports generated by the staff.
  • Ensure that petty cash is maintained, transactions are verified, and balances are reconciled at least once a week.
  • Advise the local Director rate of expenditures and remaining funds in the local accounts and respective budget lines


Minimum Qualification

  • Must be a Ghanaian citizen
  • A university degree in a related field; accounting or finance preferred
  • At least 5 years of professional accounting experience on development/ donor funded projects
  • Experience working on a donor-funded project; EU preferred
  • Familiarity with EU rules and regulations;
  • Strong understanding of Ghanaian tax laws, standard practices, and accounting procedures
  • Review relationships with suppliers of equipment, supplies, and services to the project and project procurement practices;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Strong written and verbal English skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience in office software (Accounting software, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc).
  • Willingness to work closely with the UK
  • Others tasks related to the scope of work as necessary
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills


Required Experience

  • At least 5 years of professional accounting experience on donor funded projects
  • Experience working on a donor-funded project; EU preferred
  • Familiarity with EU rules and regulations;
  • At least 5 years of professional accounting experience on development projects

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