Creative Finance Manager Jobs in Ghana

Creative Finance Manager Jobs in Ghana


Overview

  • In close coordination with the US Embassy and USAID, the goal of the USAID/OTI-funded Littorals Regional Initiative (LRI) is to support US foreign policy priorities to shore up stability and prevent violent extremism in the Littoral region, including Ghana.

    Initial objectives include:

  • Rapidly delivering effective and relevant programming on the ground through targeted interventions that may be scaled up.

  • Informing and improving USG programming by piloting approaches and sharing reporting.

  • Providing rapid response capacity, from hiring STTAs to quick response activities, in the event of a crisis or opportunity.

  • The Finance Manager will be responsible to
  • ensure contractual requirements are met, based on USAID policies and procedures;

  • develop and implement financial procedures in compliance with Creative and USAID policies and procedures;

  • oversee procurement actions, activity execution, subcontracts and consulting agreements consistent with USAID and Creative procedures,

  • provide financial training and guidance to program staff and partners.

    Responsibilities

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure that the program meets all USAID contractual requirements and ensure compliance with USAID policies and regulations.

  • Provide financial oversight, including the maintenance and monitoring of the program budget.

  • Manage financial systems, files, and maintain Creative's online accounting system.

  • Liaise between Creative Associates' field and headquarters offices regarding all program financial matters and all internal or external audit requests, as needed.

  • Process check requests and wire transfer requests for payments to vendors in compliance with contract requirements.

  • Review and process invoices and in-field fee payments in accordance with Creative accounting procedures and contract policies.

  • Manage personnel and payroll office staff and procedures.

  • Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of program expenses.

  • Track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field office and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing tracking and monitoring all financial program activities, and maintaining current program expense data.

  • Draft quarterly and annual
    financial reports on financial status of program expenses and budget information and forward to F&C for review and approval by the Controller.

  • Prepare monthly field expense reports, and report monthly expenses to HQ Offices.

  • Provide DCOP and/or COP with program's current financial status.

  • Provide financial management and systems training for program staff.

  • Travel to field location(s) as necessary and provide oversight to field office financial systems and processes.

  • Provide training and guidance to grantees, local partners, and beneficiaries, as needed.

  • Review and approve the financial close-out of program activities, and verify documentation and information is complete.

  • Monitor Exchange Rate Variances and update quarterly for each LRI country to inform procurements and payment.

  • Manage VAT exemptions and reimbursements with Government of Ghana.

  • Ensure program compliance with tax filing requirements in Ghana and other countries in the region, as required. Other duties as assigned by the DCOP or COP.

    Qualifications

  • Required Bachelor's degree in relevant field (finance, accounting, business, etc.), Master's degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience.

  • At least 6 years of general work experience is required.

  • Experience managing the finances for a program of similar size.

  • Experience with USAID program finances and budgeting (preferred) or similar work for other donors/U.S. Government agencies.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • French language proficiency is highly desired.

  • Must have existing work authorization for Ghana.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Creative Finance Manager Jobs in Ghana



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