Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) Ghana: Accounts Assistant

Posted on :

11 Jun, 2011

Category :

Accounting Jobs in Ghana, NGO Jobs in Ghana, Non Profit Organisation Jobs

Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA) Ghana is part of a larger US based non-profit (501©(3)) organization founded in 2003 by Dean Karlan, with the goal of serving as the link between academic research and real world problems faced by the poor in developing countries.

IPA creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems and works to scale up successful projects through implementation and dissemination of policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world, to determine the cost effectiveness of poverty alleviation programs, using the most rigorous evaluation techniques. With 280 currently ongoing projects in 42 countries in Africa, Asia, and North and South America, IPA’s projects span a variety of fields, including microfinance, transfers, education, health, agriculture, corruption, charitable giving, political participation and social capital.

IPA is a registered NGO, in Ghana with 16 on-going projects, 40 international and local staff and permanent offices in Tamale and Accra.

Job Description

Innovations for Poverty Action is looking for an Accounts Assistant to be based in the Accra office. We require 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. This position is well-suited for an individual who would like to gain experience in financial accounting.

This position is well-suited for an individual who would like to gain experience in financial accounting.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all filing is done in a timely and accurate manner
  • Receipt and reconciliation of returns and advances
  • Enter advances and reconciliation details into Quick Books
  • Writing of checks and liaising with banks
  • Preparation of Bank reconciliation statement for review by Accountant
  • Assist the accountant to prepare and submit monthly/quarterly/annual funding forecasts, cash flows and funding requests
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Accountant or Directors



Required Skills or Experience

  • HND Qualification in Accounting
  • At least, one  year work experience in any accounting position
  • Knowledge in Quick books software, excel, word, Power point, internet / e-mail
  • Experience in NGO or business in Ghana
  • Effective English communication, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Well organized and willingness to learn


How To Apply

Three work related references required, typing and computer test to be included in the interview.

Interested Applicants should send their cv, cover letter and list of references to:

[email protected]

  • ATTN: Accra Accounts Assistant Position
  • Application Deadline: June 17, 2011


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