Plan International Recruiting Now 2019

Posted on :

9 Dec, 2019

Category :

Accounting Jobs in Ghana

Purpose: How does this post support Plan International’s strategy and mission?

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

Plan International Ghana is looking for a Project Accountant to coordinate and manage finances of a project titled ‘Pathways for Sustainable Employment’ (PASEWAY). The project is funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project will be implemented in collaboration with local authorities and TVET training institutions to provide innovative and job readiness skills necessary to create employment opportunities for 10,000 youth (15-35 years). The project will target Greater Accra, Ashanti and Northern regions of Ghana. The project has a duration of three (3) years (2019-2022) and a budget of over $3 million EUR.

Job Description

Job Title: Project Accountant

Dimensions of Role:

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  • Controls and monitor the Project budget of over $3 million EUR .
  • Area of Responsibility -PASEWAY Project

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

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Prepares financial and other reports to aid the preparation of the overall Pathways for Sustainable Employment’ (PASEWAY) project financial reports for dissemination and decision making. To do this, the position holder:

  • Ensure that project transactions are reviewed and correctly entered into SAP on timely basis;
  • Provides quarterly, year-end and other grants financial reports and analyses as per required instructions for management decisions making;
  • Ensure proper filing ( electronic and hard copy ) of grants financial reports;
  • Assists the Project Manager in the preparation of quarterly and year-end financial schedules of the project;
  • Consolidates and submit monthly community and partner visits reports received from Project Staff;
  • Review project sub-ledger for all advances and prepaid expenses and follows up on outstanding advances;
  • Monitors and reviews advance liquidation.

Budget preparation and Budgetary Control Support for the effective implementation of the PASEWAY project financial plan. To do this, the position holder will:

  • Be In charge of the preparation of the Project annual budget;
  • Monitor project budget and modify when necessary;
  • Consolidate monthly project budget and Financial Report;
  • Maintain a budgetary control system to monitor grant budget vs. Expenditure and advise management on variances and corrective actions required to be taken;
  • Respond to grants financial queries in liaison with the Country Finance Manager (CFM), Business Development Manager and the Project Manager;
  • Train/coach partner finance staff in delivery of job requirements to support grants compliance and financial reporting;


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