Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): Accounts Assistant

Posted on :

12 Apr, 2012

Category :

Accounting Jobs in Ghana

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to creating, evaluating, and replicating innovative solutions to poverty and policy problems worldwide.  IPA specializes in using randomized impact evaluation to assess the effectiveness of development programs.

Job Description

Innovations for Poverty Action is looking for an Accounts Assistant to be based in our Accra office.

The Accounts Assistants will spend roughly 40% time processing financial forms under the supervision of the Head Accountant, 40% time on finance and accounting support tasks within and outside the office, and 20% time on other general office tasks. This position is well-suited for an individual who would like to gain experience in financial accounting.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Assist projects in their finances
  • Receive and review petty cash reconciliations of projects
  • Coordinating with projects and Finance team on all project financial issues
  • Support in processing wages of field staff
  • Entry of monthly earnings of field staff into Quick books
  • Enter advance and reconciliation details into the IPA cashbook using excel.
  • Deliver payment to vendors, utility companies, etc.
  • Collect and deliver mail and packages.
  • Provide administrative support to the Office Manager so as to ensure that all records are properly maintained
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Accountant
  • Perform other administrative and clerical duties as necessary

Required Skills or Experience


We require a minimum of two year 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.

  • Degree or HND
  • At least two years working experience in a finance related position
  • Willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet / Email is required. Experience with QuickBooks and/or other accounting software desired.

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

How To Apply

Interested Applicants should send their CV, Cover letter and list of references to:

[email protected]

ATTN: Accra Accounts Assistant Position

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