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23 May, 2019
23 May, 2019
The Ghana Wildlife Society is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit making conservation organization located at the Accra Conservation Education Centre near the Efua Sutherland Children’s Park. Our mission is to conserve wildlife in all its form for improved quality of life for all people. We belong to BirdLife International, the world’s largest nature conservation partnership of 120 autonomous NGOs around the world.
Reports to: Executive Director
Start date: July 2, 2017
The Society is in search of qualified and competent candidates to fill vacant positions of:
Job Title: Finance Officer
• Weak governance, economic growth and infrastructure expansion, increased consumption and poor public support for conservation, illegal mining and logging, human population growth triggering domestic demand and shifting agricultural patterns are some of the eminent conservation challenges that are exerting greater pressure on biodiversity in Ghana. Our response to some of these challenges is to research into threatened species, interactions between people and biodiversity in different landscapes, impacts of development on biodiversity, and how land use changes affect patterns of migration of birds along their migratory routes. To contribute to ease the growing global pressure on the Corporate world to enhance ecological footprints, we currently work in partnership with several private sector players to fashion out business models that safeguard biodiversity.
• Our current corporate engagement spans mining, oil and gas, forestry, agriculture and renewable energy sectors.
• We solely rely on our scientific evidence through research projects to engage decision makers and influence national policy. We work with government agencies, national and international conservation institutions.
• We raise awareness and work with the youth through the Wildlife Clubs of Ghana (WCG) – a junior wing of the Society.
• The successful candidate will be responsible for budgetary control and management to ensure efficient and effective utilization of financial and material resources in line with GWS internal policies and procedures and donor requirements.
Specific duties and responsibilities
• Oversee the financial operations of the organization and ensure timely and accurate financial reports and practices including cash management, payroll, financial disbursements, ledgers etc.
at the GWS Secretariat.
• Spearheading budgetary planning and processes.
• Ensuring compliance with Government financial regulations and donor requirements.
• Preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports financial statements for programme and operational budgets.
• Monitoring and controlling expenditure within approved project budgets.
• Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all financial records under various expenditure heads for program and for the organization.
• Perform any other related task as directed by the Executive Director.
Qualification Required & Experience
Qualifications, competencies and experience
• Hold a first degree in Finance / Accounting from a recognized University.
• Have proven financial management experience of a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in similar position in the non-profit sector.
• Experience in overseeing financial and accounting systems, compliance reviews, audits and financial control reporting.
• Experience in managing donor grants will be an added advantage
• Excellent IT skills including the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Excellent skills and experience of using accounting software and associated reporting tools.
How to Apply
A CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet all the eligibility requirements must be addressed to the Executive Director. Applications must be sent by email to: [email protected]
Closing Date: 30 May, 2019