Accountant at RAINS

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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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    Accounting / Auditing Jobs in Ghana
  • Deadline:
    24 Jan 2020

The Regional Advisory Information and Network Systems (RAINS) is a Non-governmental organization delivering development interventions in a number of areas in Northern Ghana. RAINS works to improve the quality of life particularly for the Children, Youth, Women and Girls. Over the years we have contributed to ensuring that more children especially girls and young people in Northern Ghana have had access to education and employable skills and protected from exploitation.

Job Description

RAINS is seeking self motivated individuals to join our team to implement its component of a consortium project titled ‘Pathways for Sustainable Employment’ (PASEWAY) led by Plan International Ghana and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project will provide innovative and job readiness skills necessary to create employment opportunities for youth (15-35 years) in the construction sector.

Position Title: Accountant
Reports to: Financial Controller
Employment Status: Full Time Position/3 years
Location: Tamale

Summary of Position
The Accountant will be responsible primarily for the budgetary control and management of the project to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources in line with the financial management policies and procedures of RAINS and project agreements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that project transactions are reviewed and correctly entered into Quick-books on timely basis;
  • Provide monthly, 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 Management in the preparation of quarterly and year-end financial schedules of the project;
  • 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;
  • Ensure compliance with best practices and donor specific requirements by partners/Sub-grantees.
  • Analyse project balance especially expenses account after closure and effect the necessary corrections with the
  • support of the Financial Controller and Project Coordinator

Required Skills or Experience

  • A Bachelors degree in Accounting or Commerce/HND in Accountancy
  • CA (Ghana) or ACCA part 2
  • At least three years previous work experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of Financial Accounting software would be an added advantage
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