Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Jobs 2012: Accounts - Jobs in Ghana

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Jobs 2012: Accounts

Posted on :

30 Dec, 2011

Category :

NGO Jobs in Ghana, Non Profit Organisation Jobs

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to creating, evaluating, and replicating innovative solutions to poverty and policy problems worldwide.  IPA specializes in using randomized impact evaluation to assess the effectiveness of development programs.

Job Description


Innovations for Poverty Action is looking for 2 Accounts Assistants to work part-time (3 days a week) based in our Accra and Tamale offices.

The Accounts Assistants will spend roughly 40% time processing financial forms under the supervision of the Tamale Office Manager, 40% time on finance and accounting support tasks within and outside the office, and 20% time on other general office tasks. This position is well-suited for an individual who would like to gain experience in financial accounting.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Receive and review petty cash reconciliations.
  • Ensure all filing is done in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Enter advance and reconciliation details into the IPA cashbook using excel.
  • Deliver payment to vendors, utility companies, etc.
  • Collect and deliver mail and packages.
  • Provide administrative support to the Tamale Office Manager so as to ensure that all records are properly maintained.
  • The accounts assistant will perform other administrative and clerical duties as necessary.



Required Skills or Experience


  • We require a minimum of one year experience in an administrative or accounts support role. Experience with non-governmental organizations in Ghana is preferred. Excellent English skills, a high level of computer literacy, attention to detail, and someone outgoing and determined is required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet/Email is required. Experience with QuickBooks and/or other accounting software desired.
  • Three work related references required, typing and computer test to be included in the interview.


How To Apply


Interested Applicants should send their CV, cover letter and list of references to: [email protected]ATTN: Accra Accounts Assistant Position. Application Deadline: January 15, 2012

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