CSIR Ghana: Director of Finance

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14 Jun, 2011

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Finance Jobs in Ghana

The CSIR is a semi-autonomous Corporation with the mandate to pursue the implementation of Government policies on scientific research and development; encourage coordination of scientific research for the management, utilisation and conservation of the natural resources of Ghana; and to advise Government on scientific and technological advances likely to be of importance to national development. Established in its present form in October 1968 as Ghana’s premier S & T Research and Development organisation, the CSIR now operates under the mandate of CSIR Act 521 of 1996, which among other things, empowers it to commercialize its research activities. From its Head Office in Accra, the CSIR oversees and co-ordinates the activities of 13 research institutes spread across the country.

Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the above mentioned vacant position within this Council.

The Position:
The person shall be in charge of the financial matters of the Council at the corporate level and be responsible to the Director-General


  • Oversee the financial matters of the institutes of the Council, including monitoring of incomes and disbursements
  • Undertake preparation of budgets, cost and variance analysis, implementation of budgetary controls, preparation of financial reports for management, etc
  • Formulate and update financial policies of the organization
  • Supervise and train all accounting staff
  • Coordinate preparation of final accounts for the Governing Council of the organization

Tenure: The position is for five (5) years in the first instance, and may be renewed once subject to satisfactory performance provided the candidate is less than 60 years at the time of expiration of the first contract

Salary: Attractive with fringe benefits

Required Skills or Experience


The Person:
The applicant should have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • MBA degree with Accounting/Finance as principal subject OR the CA (Ghana), ACCA, CIMA OR equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Principal accountant or equivalent level
  • 10-12 years post-qualification experience in a reputable accounting or auditing firm or other relevant institution, five years of which must be in a management position
  • Must be a member of a recognized Professional Accounting Body
  • Must have good interpersonal relations
  • Must have experience with accounting softwares

Age limit: The Candidate should not be more than 55 years

How To Apply

Full Curriculum Vitae including a 3-4 page Vision Statement, Name and Address of three referees (at least one should be a person under whom candidate has studied and another under whom candidate has worked) should be sent to the

Director of Administration
CSIR Head Office
P. O. Box M. 32

Candidates should request their referees to send their Confidential Reports to the above address by Friday 8th July, 2011



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