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Project Overview and Role:
The position will be on an upcoming USAID/Ghana project that addresses a key constraint restricting the development of commercial agriculture and obtaining full food security in Ghana – access to finance necessary to enable investment in agricultural value chains.The Project Accountant is responsible for establishing and maintaining the project’s financial system.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Accountant will be responsible for the following:
Serving as Project Accountant, this includes but is not limited to:
- Liaise with the home office’s Accounting department, Project Specialist, and Case Leader, etc. to manage and troubleshoot project accounting issues as they may arise
- Reconcile project accounting and provide back-up documentation of all financial transactions into monthly accounting package to CARANA’s home office
- Establish and maintain electronic accounting tracking mechanisms, per CARANA’s accounting package
- Conduct monthly audits of local expenditures as reported by the Field Office, including local bank reconciliation and US dollar expenses
- Review all local expenses for billing purposes
- Produce accurate and timely financial reports
- Maintain all accounting records
- Act as first point of contact with local bank
- Monitor vendor invoices and disburse payments upon approval of the COP
- Oversee finance and accounting procedures
- Review monthly budget reports to ensure accuracy
- Indicate project activity numbers for billings and expenses so that Project Specialist can input into budget tracking tool
- Prepare monthly cash forecasts for COP’s review and approval
- Oversee procurement of goods and services for the project, ensuring compliance with CARANA policies
- Review invoices for local services for the project
- Other tasks as may be deemed necessary by the COP
- Proven experience in accounting required
- Microsoft Excel proficiency and the ability to operate spreadsheet programs at a highly proficient level
- Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
- Professional and mature demeanor and conduct
- Ghanaian nationals preferred.
- A degree in accounting or finance required
- At least three years of experience working in accounting or finance for a USAID project
How To Apply
Interested applicants should: