EB-ACCION Ghana Finance Jobs (2 Vacancies)

Posted on :

30 Jan, 2012

Category :

Accounting Jobs in Ghana, Finance Jobs in Ghana

1. Chief Operating Officer

Responsible to the Managing Director, the incumbent will hold the Chief Operating Officer position, with direct line authority and responsibility for implementing the strategy for credit and savings operations. The Chief Operating Officer is expected to provide strong leadership to the credit/savings and back office staff within the organisation.

The main responsibilities include the following:

  • Advise the Managing Director on the day-to-day management of the financial institution
  • Hold overall responsibility of formulating and implementing the operational and marketing strategy;
  • Oversee directly:
  1. Credit and savings operations
  2. Back office operations
  3. Staff hiring, development, training and performance in respect of the department;
  4. Loan portfolio growth and quality;
  5. Achievement of business plan targets;
  • Maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of credit officers and distribution network;


Required Skills or Experience


  • Minimum of BS/BA in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, or Business;
  • Minimum experience of 5 years in credit operations a bank or Microfinance institution;
  • Track record in senior management position of a financial institution servicing the MSME sector or involvement at a senior level in the provision of advisory services to microfinance institutions;
  • Excellent negotiation, marketing and presentation skills;
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills


2. Deputy Internal Auditor


Responsible to the Internal Auditor to assist in directing a comprehensive programme of internal auditing on all phases of the company’s operations;

  • Planning and conducting financial, operational and compliance audits to determine the adequacy of the institution’s systems of internal control and the degree of compliance with these controls;
  • The economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of financial, administrative and management;
  • The degree of compliance with organisational policies and procedures as well as applicable local laws and regulations;
  • Conducting special investigations as requested, and making recommendations for improved controls, operating procedures, accounting records, and systems designs;
  • Performing administrative and budgetary functions within the Internal Audit Department; and performing other related duties as assigned


Required Skills or Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and professional certification as an Internal Auditor or Chartered Accountant
  • Extensive experience in auditing and a thorough understanding of business and accounting practices;
  • A minimum of five (5) years post graduate experience in a relevant field;
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of management and employees;
  • Excellent relationship management with good presentation skills;
  • Must be adaptable, innovative, and possess good analytical skills & sound judgment; excellent oral and written communication skills and must be customer-service oriented;
  • Experience in microfinance operations will be an advantage


How To Apply

Interested candidates should send an application letter stating how they meet the above requirements to the the Head, HR & Administration on [email protected]

Closing date: 3rd Feb, 2012

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