The accounting professional is responsible for ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures at the Governance office.
Minimum Qualification : MBA / MSc
Experience Level : Mid level
Experience Length : 5 years
The DeutscheGesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealthof regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested managementknow-
how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government inachieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation forsustainable development GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges.
We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainabledevelopment in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Climate changenegatively impacts human livelihood and natural systems. Insurance-relatedapproaches are increasingly gaining significance as the financial consequencesof weather-
related risks need to be reduced. The programme "PromotingIntegrated Climate Risk Management and Transfer Approaches" (ProCliMaT) isconcentrating on the role of (re)-
insurance within an "Integrated ClimateRisk Management" (ICRM) approach, which was jointly developed by theMunich Climate-
Insurance Initiative (MCII) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft furInternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
We are looking for Snr.Finance Officer - Accounting Professional to join our team
Job Title : Snr. Finance Officer - Accounting Professional
JobLocation : Accra, Greater Accra
Monitor income, expenditure and the monthlybank reconciliation
Manage the processing of requests forproject funds
Monitor real accounts (payables,receivables) and reports regularly to the officer responsible for the contractand cooperation and the accounting manager
Ensure realistic receivables list at alltimes
Check the vouchers and receiptssubmitted by advisors for completeness and allocation to cost units andcategories, and corrects these where necessary
Advise on financial aspects ofprojects
Carry out internal controls inaccordance with GIZ’s internal controlling manual
Travel claim calculation
Prepare travel claims for partnerswhen necessary
Prepare transport costs forpartners when necessary
Calculate national travel claims
Calculate national travel advances
Follow up on pending traveladvances and ensures refunds are made where necessary GIZ GHANA - JOBADVERTISEMENT Snr. Finance Officer -
General services of GIZ-assisted projects / programmes
Carry out accounting tasks using WINPACCSaccounting software and prepares monthly end-of- period accounts and bankreconciliation vouchers
Submit the end-of-month accounts from the projectaccounting, cash books and account balance vouchers (through or from WINPACCS)to the Head of Finance & Administration for approval and forwards them toGIZ Country Office
Routinely monitor costs in accordance with projectrequirements
Prepares quarterly / annually analyses of expenditure comparedto total project budget (budget monitoring)
Audit project accounting
Report all problems with financial administration andcompliance without delay Is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZrules
Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management
MSc / MA in accounting, finance or similar area
At least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparableposition
In-depth knowledge of accounting software (WinPACCS andCashbook)
Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (relatedsoftware, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MSOffice)
Confidential handling of data and information
Very good knowledge of the English language, ideally aknowledge of German
Good team player
Result oriented performance
Attention to detail and quality performance
Very good communication skills
Proactive attitude towards work, personnel and institutionalchanges
Willingness to update skills as required by the tasks to beperformed corresponding measures are agreed with management
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