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JOB TITLE: Accounts Officer

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

DUTY POST: Obuasi (with frequent visits to sub-offices)

PURPOSE OF POST: Assist in the development of strategies for liaising with partners and other collaborators in the Administration and Management of Programmes / Projects and Resources of the Social Support Foundation at the Head office, sub-office, District and community levels. Supports and coordinates resource mobilization and efficient utilization of same.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Your duties are as outlined in this job description and secured Project Contracts, it should be understood that this job description is subject to change depending on the activity and responsibility you are entrusted with. SSF reserves the right to transfer you to another location as circumstances may require; refusal to honour such transfer may be regarded as a termination of appointment. This position requires frequent national travels, the duties of the Accountant include:

1. Contribute to the achievement of the overall strategic vision of SSF as an organization
2. Collect and collate all relevant financial data for effective programme implementation, monitoring and financial management
3. Participate in the review of reports and other documents to or from the grant partners and beneficiaries and provide reports and recommendations to the relevant bodies
4. Prepare all financial reports on activities undertaken for submission to the Executive Director, Auditors and Grant Partners
5. Keep an asses register for the Social Support Foundation and take inventory quarterly
6. Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and trial balances for the Social Support Foundation
7. Responsible for the management and accountability of Grant (programme and projects) and operational accounts
8. In charge of processing, payment, filling and taking custody of all taxes, social security contributions, utilities, valuables, etc.
9. Streamline transactions to conform to accounting standards and procedures
10. Facilitate financial management trainings for Programme and Sub-office coordinators
11. Supervise the correct filling and reviewing of vouchers and financial entries
12. Monitor the performance; request utilization and reporting of programme, operations and petty cash transactions for all projects and other office duties
13. Review payment request and prepare payment vouchers appropriately
14. Limit of authority within GH 500 cedis with cheque payments signed with other signatories apart from the Executive Director is the principal signatory. A maximum imprest of GH 150 cedis will be kept and managed at Head office
15. Liaise with banks on all financial matters and reconciliation of bank statements
16. Assist in Internal and External financial Audit processes
17. Assist in annual and project budget preparations and monitoring
18. Support management on financial (expenditure) queries and donor relations
19. Assist in proposal development and fund raising
20. Perform any other work related duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director
21. Exemplify and utilize these relevant skills in managing the operations and implementation of Programmes:
a. Analytical, writing and financial reporting skills (Manual and electronic)
b. Good communication and advocacy skills, good leadership, facilitation and counseling skills
c. Good planning and organizational skills
d. Basic understanding and skills in human rights and rights based approach to development issues
e. Delivery of relevant inputs needed for effective financial management

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• University degree in Finance, HND Accounting, ACCA or related field, with a minimum of two years of practical finance experience in the civil society sector
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Practical experience in training on Financial Management Tools
• Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel and other financial management software is required

Just send in your profile indicating your salary history in addition to your application letter to the Executive Director – director@ssfghana.org for consideration. This offer is good on or before 15 June 2011.

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