Head of Finance - ActionAid Ghana

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ActionAid Ghana seeks to engage a highly motivated individual who will serve as the Head of Finance to lead in the development of financial strategy and plans for the organization. As the Head of Finance, you will ensure the financial, management, and legal integrity of ActionAid Ghana within the framework of the policies and procedures established internationally and the requirements of local and international law are adhered to and complied with.

The position is also to provide strategic financial management direction of the organization to help ensure that AAG's overall strategic objectives are met and ensure the continual improvement in monitoring, control, and reporting of expenditure of partner NGOs of funds given by ActionAid.

The candidate must hold at least a master’s degree in accounting and related field and be a member of a recognized professional accounting body (ICA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA) with a minimum of 10 years experience, 5 years of which should be at the managerial level and proven track record in a development sector that translates into the following competencies.




Key Activities 

  • Maintain an accounting system that ensures data integrity and accuracy of reports of information generated from the system 
  • Ensure timely preparation of management reports for management and the Board and present such reports to management at Senior
    Management meetings 
  • Present management reports to the Finance and Audit Committee and to the Board of Trustees and General Assembly as and when required on a timely basis to support strategic decision making in the organisation 
  • Prepare on a timely basis, all financial tables at midyear and year-end for consolidation by ActionAid International Director of Finance 
  • Develop and maintain internal control systems that facilitate budget tracking, cash flow monitoring, safeguarding of assets and ensuring that
    procurements provide value for money always and in all parts of the organisation 
  • Develop corporate financial strategies, policies and procedures for the Affiliate Programme in line with the Federation’s policy framework as 
    well as the legal and other regulatory frameworks of Ghana 
  • Monitor the implementation of and compliance with the Organisation’s financial policies and procedures by staff and management 
  • Create and present finance and budget reports regularly to CLT and senior management team to facilitate effective decision making 
  • Respond to requests from GS as and when required 


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