Job Summary

Perform duties of a Finance Officer

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH seeks the services of a Finance Officer

Job Title: Finance Officer

Job Location: Wa, Upper West Region 

Job Description

  • Ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures and EU regulations
  • Effectively coordinating with the staff of the Finance Team at the Country Office
  • Processing cheques, bank transfers and deposits at the bank
  • Handle bank and Cash book
  • Ensuring that financial and administrative regulations are complied with
  • Advisory services to advisors and partner institutions on finance issues
  • Deputising for cash book, cash payments and deposits at the bank

Financial services

  • Monitor income, expenditure and the monthly bank reconciliation
  • Manage the processing of requests for project funds 
  • Monitor real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularly to the officer responsible for the
  • contract and cooperation and the Head of Finance & Administration
  • Ensure realistic receivables list is maintained at all times

Internal control

  • Check the vouchers and receipts submitted by advisors for completeness and allocation to cost units
  • and categories, and corrects these where necessary
  • Advise on financial aspects of projects
  • Organising vouchers and other accounts documents in readiness for internal control and audit

Travel claim calculation

  • Prepare travel claims for partners when necessary
  • Prepare transport costs for partners when necessary
  • Calculate national travel claims
  • Calculate national travel advances
  • Follow up on pending travel advances and ensures refunds are made where necessary

General services of GIZ-assisted projects/programmes

  • Carry out accounting tasks using WINPACCS Cashbook, prepares monthly accounts and monthly bank reconciliation statement
  • Submit the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting and vouchers (through or from
  • WINPACCS) to the Head of Finance & Administration for approval and forward them to GIZ Country Office
  • Routinely monitor costs in accordance with project requirements

Other duties/additional tasks

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

Qualification and Requirements

  • Minimum of Bsc/BA in accounting, finance or similar area
  • MBA would be an added advantage
  • At least 4-5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting software (e.g. WinPACCS Cashbook)
  • Good working knowledge of ITC 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 English language, ideally a knowledge of German
  • Excellent team player
  • Result oriented performance
  • Attention to detail and quality performance
  • Very good communication skills
  • Proactive attitude towards work, personnel and institutional changes
  • Punctual attitude
  • Willingness to update skills as required by the tasks to be performed corresponding measures are agreed with management

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