Finance Specialist - Deloitte



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Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Every day, approximately 330,000 professionals in more than 150 countries demonstrate their commitment to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence, while working towards one purpose – to make an impact that matters.

Deloitte West Africa is a cluster of Deloitte offices that has joined together to provide seamless cross-border services to our clients in the region and to pass on the benefits of scale and access to resources that this organization can generate. Our West Africa practice serves multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises and the public sector across these regions: Nigeria and Ghana.

In Ghana, Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organisations, specialising in providing Audit, Tax & Regulatory, Business Process Solutions, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Financial Advisory services. We serve clients in a variety of industries from financial services, to consumer business and industrial products, telecommunications, energy and resources, manufacturing and the public sector.

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Our professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. We understand that our professionals hold interests outside of the work space and we aim to encourage work/life balance, supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

Our talented professionals and our clients understand the link between a strong learning and development programme and the ability for Deloitte to deliver on its promise of consistent, high-quality service delivery worldwide.

Whatever your age, gender or culture, take your career to the next level with the talents and capabilities you will develop at Deloitte.

Programme Description

The West Africa Energy Program (WAEP) is a 4-year USAID effort to achieve the goals of Power Africa. The objective of WAEP is to expand supply of and access to affordable and reliable grid-connected electricity services in West Africa through a range of technical assistance, capacity building, and transactional support to advance Power Africa’s objectives in selected countries in the West Africa region.

Job Description

The Finance Specialist will support the Finance Manager and project leadership and will be responsible for managing local accounting spreadsheets, local staff monthly payroll, tracking invoice submissions, and managing petty cash disbursements and advances.

Responsibilities

General Functions of the Position

The successful candidate shall perform the following general functions:

  • Effectively support Management and Leadership, and ensure the day-to-day personal performance of all staff under the Employee’s supervision in compliance with the Project Work Plan and the Project administrative and policy manual
  • Support the development and implementation of the Project’s operational activities across the CLIN 1 (Regional) and CLIN 2 (Ghana) Programs.

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  • Conduct all business in a manner that respects local culture
  • Maintain high ethical standards at all times, avoiding any actual or perceived conflicts of interest
  • Abide by all local laws, USAID regulations, and US Embassy/USAID project directives, whether written or verbal
  • Perform any and all tasks as may be assigned by the Chief of Party or his/her designee as may be required to contribute to the achievement of Project goals and objectives

Specific Tasks Applicable to the Position

As directed by the Chief of Party or their designee, the Finance Specialist shall perform, oversee, and support the performance of the following specific tasks:

  • Maintain local accounting spreadsheets and support submissions to the Home Office
  • Support collection and tracking of monthly employee timesheets for payroll processing
  • Support tracking of all invoices from vendors, subcontractors, consultants, etc. and maintain related project files and trackers
  • Manage cash disbursements and advances (for per diem, purchasing goods under the procurement threshold, etc.) to account for all funds, including collection of receipts
  • Coordinate and manage communications with the local bank representative on matters related to bank account maintenance
  • Ensure petty cash is maintained securely and keys are only given to designated individuals
  • Support the Home Office team with invoice submissions to the client
  • Ensure document retention and filing system meets USAID and Deloitte-mandated specifications, and files are audit-ready at all times
  • Ensure compliance with applicable withholding requirements
  • Financial projections, tracking payments and managing the project budget
  • Other duties as assigned

Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities

  • Living our Purpose – Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make
  • Influence – Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • Performance drive – Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • Strategic direction – Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction
  • Talent development – Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • Competitive Edge – Applies deep knowledge of disruptive trends and competitor activity to drive continuous improvement
  • Inspirational Leadership – Establishes a strong leadership brand and inspires followership through passion, integrity, and appreciation of others

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in accounting and financial analysis in Ghana
  • USAID project experience preferred
  • Strong organizational, quantitative, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to write, communicate, and prepare engagement materials clearly in English. French language skills preferred.

Required Skills

  • Experience in accounting and financial analysis in Ghana
  • Experience with an International Development Agency is preferred
  • Strong organizational, quantitative, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to write, communicate, and prepare engagement materials clearly in English. French language skills preferred

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