Grants Finance Officer
Grants Finance Officer
To manage all day-to-day financial transactions of the project to ensure effective implementation in compliance with World Vision International financial policies and procedures and donor requirements. Providing financial and other relevant information to the Regional Accountant, Project Manager and other mandated stakeholders for decisions on allocation of resources.
The position is based in Bolgatanga
The position comes with an attractive salary package.
S/He reports to the Project Manager, WFP Asset Creation Project
Produce financial reports in adherence to the field finance manual, 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
Assist the Project Manager in monitoring project expenditure against YTD budget
Identify key donor requirements and communicate to project team; monitor compliance to donor regulations and escalate non-compliance appropriately
Assist the Project Manager, in ensuring ensure project planning and budgeting are executed to meet the requirements /deadlines by the donors, NO and other relevant stakeholders
Assist Project Manager in finance-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
Support in the review of project budget during implementation.
Prepare and process bank and petty cash transactions
Prepare vouchers and process invoices for payment
Post transactions to general ledger/voucher interface
File accounting related documents for easy retrieval
Scan all project vouchers and keep soft copies on file
Ensure all project staff submit their monthly labour distribution report (LDR)/timesheet and ensure timely reconciliation of LDR/timesheet and payroll expenses.
Assist in setting up and implementing the required internal control measures for the project team.
Appropriately escalate potential financial and project risks
Assist the Project Manager in taking corrective actions/measures on audit recommendations
Conduct orientation on finance policies and procedures to staff and other project stakeholders
Assess staff financial training needs and deploy a capacity building plan.
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.
Any other tasks that may be required by management from time to time
Education / Work Experience / Skills
Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or Part 2 of ACCA, CA/CIMA.
Good working knowledge of Sunsystems accounting software will be an added advantage.
Three years’ post-qualification professional experience in accounting. Experience in grant programmes will be an added advantage
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Job offer is subject to confirmation of funding.
Mode of Application:
Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should please get the details of the Jobs from World Vision Website: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-ghana. The deadline for submission of application is 31st January, 2017
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