West Africa Centre For Crop Improvement Recruiting

Posted on :

25 Jun, 2013

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Finance Jobs in Ghana

WACCI is a semi-autonomous Centre in the University of Ghana established with funding from AGRA to train a new generation of Plant Breeders at the PhD level. Currently, 54 students from eight countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal) are enrolled.

Job Title: Finance Officer

Job Description

The Centre is seeking a highly motivated person for the above role.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of the finance function at the Centre and will report to the Director or his representative. The employment will be for an initial period of two years begining August 1, 2013.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Financial planning and control, including cash flow management
  • Preparation and submission of timely and accurate financial reports to Management and donors
  • Proper management of donor funds in strict adherence to donor grant agreements
  • Processing of payroll and general payments
  • Preparation of budgets and regular expenditure plans and variance reports
  • Preparation of long term financial forecasts for review and approval by management
  • Liaising with auditors to ensure timely and accurate completion of internal and external audits
  • Assisting in the development of proposals to source for additional funding for the Centre
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements
  • Preparation and filling of monthly statutory returns
  • Ensuring safe custody of non-current assets by maintaining an accurate assets register
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director or his representative 

Required Skills or Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field from a recognized University
  • Post-graduate degree in Finance and/or additional professional accounting qualification will be an advantage
  • At least two years relevant working experience in an academic institution, project, public sector agency, non-governmental organisation, private sector company or multinational organisation
  • Knowledge of computerised accounting systems-proficiency in Sage Pastel ERP accounting software is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken and written English) 

How To Apply

Interested persons should submit applications, together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and names of two referees conversant with applicant’s professional competence (preferably by electronic mail) to:

The Director ([email protected])
West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)
School of Agriculture
College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences
PMB 30
University of Ghana

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