Financial Controller - SOS Children's Villages Ghana

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SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES GHANA is part of a global humanitarian and child welfare organization that provides a stable family environment for children in need and without parental care or at risk of losing parental care, with four villages currently in operation in Tema, Asiakwa, Asokore Mampong & Tamale. We also provide social services for families at risk through our Programme (FSP). Family Strengthening

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Financial Controller

Job Summary

  • The successful applicant heads the Finance Department and ensures that all the association's accounting records are done with strict adherence to set standards.
  • He will report to the National Director and be responsible for the supervision of the Senior Accountant, National Office Finance Officers and all the Programme Location Accountants.
  • He will provide technical financial supervision to the Programme Directors in each of our four (4) locations.
  • As the finance partner to the management team, an applicant will be responsible for ensuring sound financial controls, playing a prominent role in driving organizational performance through the financial supply chain, advising and developing organizational strategy together with the management team, ensuring compliance with global policies and internal controls; serving as point of contact external and internal auditors.



Qualification Required & Experience

The ideal candidate must:

  • Hold a minimum qualification of first degree preferably in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) plus ICA/ACCA final certificate.
    An MBA degree in Finance is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience as Head of Finance and with basic administrative skills.
  • Preferably within the NGO sector.
  • Strong Administrative and Organizational Skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to represent SOS in dealing with donors and partnerships with donor funding agencies
  • Have a basic understanding of programme design development and budgeting especially in the sectors of education, health, livelihoods, safeguarding childcare
  • Have the ability to coordinate and be the link among finance, programme, and potential institutional donors
  • Be able to maintain good relationships with donors by ensuring regular communication, knowledge exchange and effective and prompt financial reporting.
  • Have the following competencies: leadership, innovation, team playing, flexibility, self-driven and have the ability to work very fast and under strict deadlines.
  • Be highly proficient in MS Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and the Internet for research.

Location: Accra

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send their applications and Curriculum vitae with photocopies of certificates addressed to:

The HR/Admin Manager
P. O. Box AN 16657
Accra North

Or email to

[email protected]

Closing Date: 13 August 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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  • An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.


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