Finance & Administration Officer - Create Change Ghana



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Create Change Ghana (CCG) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on educating and transforming girls into leaders of change to improve their lives and the well-being of their communities.  CCG programs work to provide girls living in poverty with the confidence, education, and opportunity to become leaders of change.   CCG is working towards its mission of being completely managed and led by girls who have come from poverty who it has empowered to become leaders.

Job Description

CCG is currently seeking applicants for a full-time position as a Finance & Administration Officer to support it as it enters into a new phase of growth. The successful candidate will join a team in Tamale, Northern Ghana.
 
Job Scope and Responsibilities

The Finance & Administration Officer will, overall, take on a leading role in managing the finances of CCG’s programs and social enterprises.

The successful candidate should have some experience and basic finance and administration skills, but we are also looking for someone who can act as a support person to the many young women who intern in our office. This person should be kind, compassionate, and above all a natural mentor and leader.

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Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Finance/Adin Officer will be responsible for keeping sound financial and administrative records and training colleagues and junior staff in sound administrative procedures.

Their responsibilities will include but won’t be limited to:

  • Develop the overall corporate financial goals and objectives.
  • Oversee preparation of financial records related to the general ledger, payroll, budget,   expense, etc.
  • Assist in account receivable and payable activities
  • Maintain accurate bank records of cash withdrawals and deposits.
  • Follow standard accounting processes for financial analysis and reporting activities.
  • Evaluate the existing accounting system and recommend improvements if required.
  • Assist in developing and managing a budgeting system.
  • Perform account reconciliations and generate financial reports.
  • Track and monitor resource needs and other material needs for carrying out financial and administrative tasks.
  • Plan strategically for the present and future cash flow for the Programs and social enterprises
  • Deal with all the statutory bodies to mitigate litigation for the organization
  • Train all staff and interns on sound financial and administrative procedures
  • Mentor junior staff in proper conduct in a professional setting
  • Plan and promote a value chain system in the various programs
  • Design and oversee inventory systems, and ensure efficient and effective use of materials in all Create Change social enterprises
  • Handle and report administrative and financial issues to the Program Director
  • Manage all other related financial or administrative issues, which may be directed by the Program Director.

Required Skills or Experience

  • A minimum qualification of the first degree in Finance, Bachelor of Commerce, Business administration (Accounting Option), or any such related field.
  • At least 2 years working experience in a related position
  • A natural mentor and leader, who demonstrates a high level of compassion irrespective of age, gender, income, or religion

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  • Demonstrated interest in advancing opportunities for youth, women, and/or people living in poverty will be considered an asset
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Must be proficient with QuickBooks
  • Strong business development skills and experience, with the ability to work to achieve targets and take full ownership of projects
  • A proactive and positive work ethic with strong team-working skills
  • A positive spirit who is keen to learn new things and develop further
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills about colleagues and clients, customers, and partners.
  • Good organizational, administrative, and time management skills
  • Strong account management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects, and being able to meet deadlines.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity.
  • Stock and inventory control techniques
  • Creative, enthusiastic, and determined to produce high-quality work
  • Reliable, responsive, and able to prioritize
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Fluency in Dagbani will be considered an asset

How To Apply

Interested persons should submit a one-page cover letter and a CV to 

[email protected] 

not later than Friday, 13th August 2021 at 17:00

NB: Late applications will not be accepted and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.




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