Job Summary

Perform duties of a Finance Officer.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealth of regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested management know-how As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development in more than 130 countries worldwide.

The Commercial Cashew Initiative (Comcashew - EU Reach Wa) is looking for a Finance Officer to join their team

Job Title: Finance Officer

Job Location: Wa, Upper West

Job Description

  • Ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
  • Effectively coordinating with the staff of the finance team or the Commercial Affairs Department at GIZ Head Office
  • Cash payments and deposits at the bank
  • Financial planning, monitoring and accounting for GIZ-assisted projects


  • Financial services
  • Monitors income, expenditure and the monthly bank reconciliation
  • Manages the processing of letters of credit
  • Monitors real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularly to the officer responsible for the contract and 
  • cooperation and the accounting manager

Internal control

  • Checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the projects/programmes for completeness and allocation to cost units and 
  • categories, and corrects these where necessary
  • Advises on financial aspects of projects
  • Carries out internal controls in accordance with GIZ’s internal controlling manual

General services for GIZ-assisted projects/programmes

  • Prepares monthly and annual budgets and monitors deviations
  • Carries out accounting tasks using WINPACCS accounting software and prepares monthly end-of-period accounts and bank reconciliation vouchers
  • Submits the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting, cash books and account balance vouchers (through or from 
  • WINPACCS) to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and forwards them to GIZ Head Office
  • Routinely monitors costs using GIZ AMS software in accordance with project requirements
  • Prepares quarterly/annually analyses of expenditure compared to total project budget (budget monitoring)
  • Prepares financial contributions
  • Assists with the transfer of funds to projects

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay
  • Is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZ rules
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Qualification and Requirements

  • Minimum of an MBA(Finance/Accounting), MSC Finance/Accounting/Auditing
  • B.Sc. Admin/BA in accounting and auditing/ or similar area
  • Professional Qualification in Accounting/Finance will be an added advantage
  • At least 4 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting software
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Confidential handling of data and information
  • Very good knowledge of the European language widely used in the country, ideally a knowledge of German
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Kindly send your applications to [email protected]

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