Project Accountant Jobs in Ghana: Ministry of Land and Natural Resources Vacancies

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12 May, 2011

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Accounting Jobs in Ghana, Government Jobs in Ghana

The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources under the Government of Ghana (GoG)/World Bank/Canadian International Development Association (CIDA) funded Project, wishes to recruit qualified Ghanaians to fill the following position in a Land Administration Project Phase II in Ghana.

Duty Station: Accra, with considerable travel around the country
Duration: Two (2) years (renewable based on performance)

The Project Accountant will be responsible for the management of the Project accounts in accordance with the requirements of the World Bank. He/she will report directly to the Project Co-ordinator and will work in close collaboration with the Project Co-ordination Unit. He/she will be responsible for the management and operations of the Finance Unit of the project.

Operating within a computerized environment, the Accountant will perform the following duties under the direction and control:

Budget and Reporting:

  • Prepare, monitor and control annual budgets;
  • Note any disparities between projections and results and analyze the causes;
  • Monitor budget entries, credit allocations and fund disbursement of any National Counterpart funds;
  • Prepare a quarterly cash budget for the entire project;
  • Serve as liaison to other implementing entities for all budget matters;
  • Monitor funding agreements signed with any co-financing donors;
  • Process accounting and budget charges, maintain financial, cost and budget accounting, and keep account records;
  • Prepare on a quarterly basis, the project’s Interim Financial Reports
  • Produce the Periodic Project’s Financial Statements
  • Prepare an annual special report on special account(s) performance for each donor;
  • Assist in defending the Projects/Ministry’s budget at both MOFEP and Parliament and
  • Train and supervise the Ministry’s/Implementing Agencies accounting staff nation-wide


  • Ensure that accounting ledgers and papers are well maintained;
  • Perform end-of-year closing operations;
  • Prepare, stamp, produced and secure approval of bank reconciliations and fund reconciliations of the Special Account;
  • Ensure the Project’s proper Cash Management;
  • Obtain and verify documentary evidence of project expenses and prepare for their statement
  • Prepare and monitor Applications for Withdrawal of Funds to be sent to WB/IDA; and
  • Prepare the physical inventory and reconcile the results with fixed asset accounts


  • Liaise with External Auditors for the timely auditing of the LAP Accounts by providing general advice on LAP and other project finance and disbursement matters;
  • Prepare documents and information needed for audits and financial oversight; and
  • Follow through on Auditors’ recommendations

Other tasks:

  • Supervise Implementing Agencies in the maintenance of financial records and the preparation of financial budgets;
  • Assist the Procurement Unit on Annual Work Plans;
  • Oversee to, and ensure proper use of the Manual of procedures
  • Perform a strong internal control system; and
  • Any other duties to be assigned form time to time


Required Skills or Experience

  • The Accountant shall be a Professional Accountant (e.g. CPA, CA holder or equivalent) preferably, with a Master’s degree in Accounting, Business or Finance
  • Five (5) years to eight (8) years working experience and a good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing
  • Experience in interpreting Financial Management Reports, analyzing variations to plans and determining remedial actions required;
  • Knowledge of Accounting and Financial Reporting systems and software packages
  • Ability to advise and disseminate Financial Management knowledge
  • Strong background in planning, organizing and time management and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong analytical capabilities and proven skills to deal with accounting issues innovatively and independently
  • Capacity to be a Member of a Multi-disciplinary Team, to provide advice and recommend actions
  • Familiarity with World Bank Financial Management and Disbursement procedures is required
  • Proficiency in preparing and presenting reports
  • Proficiency communication in oral and written English
  • Strong computer skills, especially, using Microsoft Office software is required


How To Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should send their application and detailed curriculum vitae to the following address:


Tel: 233-0302-666711/687308/663133
Fax: 233-0302-666801
E-mail: [email protected]

Closing: 27th May, 2011

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