World Vision: Grants Finance Officer

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15 Jul, 2016

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Finance Jobs in Ghana

Since its independence from Britain in 1957, Ghana has not suffered civil conflict like many of its West African neighbours. Its school system is one of the best in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet the country is also impacted by corruption and mismanagement of public resources which undermine development.

World Vision started working in Ghana in 1979.

It currently implements 34 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) in all the 10 administrative regions in Ghana, three institutional and six special projects which directly benefit about two million people through health and nutrition, education, food security, water and sanitation, gender and development, micro-enterprise development and Christian Commitments programs.

There are currently 74,213 Registered Children and 6,000 Registered Families with World Vision Ghana.

Job description

Job Title: Grants Finance Officer

Job Responsibilities


To manage all day-to-day financial transactions of the project/program to ensure effective implementation within World Vision International Financial policies and procedures and donor requirements.

The Package

  • The position is based in Fanteakwa with some level of domestic travel.
  • The position comes with an attractive salary package.
  • S/He reports to the Regional Accountant & Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Project Manager, ensure project planning and budgeting work is scheduled to meet the requirements /deadlines by the donors, NO and other relevant stakeholders and into Horizon.
  • Work with project team to ensure project budgets are clear and aligned with project goals and outcomes, by giving due consideration to WVI Finance Policies and donor regulations.
  • Assist Project Manager for budget-related- communication with donor and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Determine cash requirements of the project and assist Regional Accountant for funding request timely to NO.
  • Liaise with the Project Manager to ensure that Project procurement plans are implemented within the budget timelines
  • Financial partnering–Participate in the financial capacity assessment of potential partners and the partner selection process; assist the partners’ project planning and budgeting; engage in the development of agreements with the partners; and consolidate partners’ budget to WV project budget.
  • Prepare and process bank deposits/withdrawals and petty cash payments.
  • Prepare vouchers and process invoices for payment.
  • Ensure all project staff submit their monthly LDR/Timesheet and ensure timely reconciliation of LDR/Timesheet and payroll expenses.
  • Financial Partnering –Verify the fund transfer to partners and documentation as per agreements
  • Produce financial reports in response to FFM, local government and donor regulations.
  • Work with the project team and the project managers to prepare variance analysis of all the areas in financial reports where variance is considerable.
  • Identify key donor requirements and communicate to project team.
  • Take corrective actions/measures on audit recommendations and regularly monitor progress, in partnership with NO and partner finance departments.
  • Monitor ongoing activities, including site visits to and meetings with sub-grantees.
  • Identify key donor requirements and communicate to project team and alert management team in case of any irregularities or risk of non-compliance.
  • Conduct orientation on finance policies and procedures to newly hired staff.
  • File accounting related documents for easy retrieval and in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Ensure all relevant information relating to the grant is available on timely basis and also grant documents from proposal to the final stage are properly filed; both electronic and hard copies.
  • Assist the projects staff in pre-audit preparations for both internal and external audits
  • Take corrective actions/measures on audit recommendations and regularly monitor progress, in partnership with NO and partner finance departments.

Education / Work Experience / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in management, finance/accounting or Part 11 of ACCA, CA/CIMA.
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint. Good working knowledge of Sunsystems accounting software is an added advantage.
  • 3 years of professional experience in accounting. (Experience on grant programs preferred)
  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

Mode Of Application

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should please get the details of the Jobs from World Vision Website: The deadline for submission of application is 28th July, 2016.

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

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