ACCION International Recruitment for Accountant

Posted on :

7 Jul, 2011

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Accounting Jobs in Ghana

ACCION International is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need microenterprise loans, business training and other financial services to wrok their way out of poverty. A world pioneer in microfinance, ACCION was founded in 1961 and issued its first microloan in 1973 in Brazil.

ACCION International’s partner micro finance institutions today are providing loans as low as $50 to poor men and women entrepreneurs in 23 countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the United States. In the last decade alone, ACCION partners have disbursed more than 36.1 million loans totaling more than $31.8 billion; 97 percent of the loans have been repaid

Job Description

Job Summary:
The Accountant will be responsible for maintaining the day to day accounting function for the ACCION Ghana Hub, ensure proper compliance with local tax and regulations, and provide financial reporting to the Africa Region’s management team and Headquarters Finance department. The incumbent will also manage hub facilities and supervise the administrative staff of the Hub.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Maintain daily cash activity in an Excel ledger (bank accounts and petty cash)
Receive vendor invoices, check for accuracy, approvals, match with purchase order, and enter vouchers into Deltek;
Maintain schedule of prepaid and accrued expenses;
Reconcile monthly all other balance sheet accounts, revenue and major expense accounts;
Analyzes monthly Trial Balance, addressing irregularities on Trial Balance and prepares correcting entries;
Follow diligently month and close calendar, communicate clearly with all parties involved in the closing process; ensure intercompany transactions are properly recorded and reconciled with other companies within the group;
Work closely with the Payroll manager at Headquarters for payroll, benefits, payments and local tax related questions
Work closely with the local tax advisors to ensure compliance with all local tax and regulations;
Play major role in the annual external financial audit;
Be the liaison between the Headquarters Finance department and the local advisors (auditors and tax advisors)
Develop and implement accounting procedures and monitoring mechanism to increase overall department efficiency and provide better financial control;
Manage relationship with landlord and vendors providing services such as gardening, water, electricity, internet, security;


Required Skills or Experience

Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields or Chartered Certified Accountant
Minimum of 6 – 8 years experience in a similar position
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting processes and procedures
Demonstrated knowledge in the use of accounting packages and software (Deltek, a plus)
Excellent computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meed deadline
Prior management experience required
Attention to details and strong organisational skills as well as maintaining confidentiality
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Fluency in English required. Proficiency in French is highly valuable

How To Apply

Applications: Please submit letter of interest and resume online at:

Offer valid till: 18 Jul, 2011

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