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The Ghana News Agency (GNA) is inviting applications from suitably qualified, result-driven, competent, and dynamic professionals to fill various vacant positions. The available position is Accountant.

Position: Accountant

Job Description: Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares Statements of Accounts to Adverts Clients.
  • Receives, keeps custody, and effects payment from the consolidated and other public funds.
  • Initiates the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports.
  • Implements approved accounting/financial policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines and work plan to achieve targeted objectives of the Agency.
  • Identifies control risk measures in financial transactions/procedures and propose improvements to Assistant Manager for implementation.
  • Vets payment vouchers, invoices, etc. and process through the General Ledger for approval and payment.
  • Reconciles balance sheet items and/or General Ledger for review by Manager.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and update of data/records in approved Accounting Software for all payment vouchers and journals.
  • Maintains and updates records of all accounting transactions with all accounts.
  • Prepares variance analysis of revenue and expenditure against budget and report on any deviations for corrective action.
  • Maintains and updates effective Fixed Assets Register for the institution.
  • Collates budget inputs from all Departments for the preparation of the institution’s annual budget.
  • Process for payment employees’ benefits entitlements in line with approved conditions of service.
  • Responsible for processing monthly payroll for all Staff for approval and payments.
  • Reviews monthly payroll reports to identify any inconsistencies for redress.
  • Leads in the preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements.
  • Liaise with approved Banks and Third Parties to ensure prompt resolution of issues relating to financial transactions.
  • Prepares SSNIT, VAT and PAYE returns for payment to Statutory Institutions.
  • Participates and provides input in annual audit activities.
  • Provides support in the preparation of monthly/quarterly financial reports (i.e., Income Statements, Balance Sheet, etc.) and prepare any other report relating to job function.
  • Performs any other duty(s) assigned by Supervisor.



Qualification Required & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field with six (6) years of working experience.
  • Good knowledge and understanding in the use of accounting and auditing methodologies and tools.
  • Good knowledge/understanding of tax laws and related regulations.
  • Good working knowledge and experience in preparing cash forecasts and cash flow analyses.
  • Ability to create solutions to new financial challenges.
  • Good financial knowledge, including investment planning, and asset allocation.
  • Good knowledge/understanding of investment portfolio management.
  • Ability to maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work with all categories of employees.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and execute projects.
  • Good decision-making based on thorough analysis.
  • Good knowledge of accounting software/tools, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and the internet.
  • Supervisory and interpersonal skills in a “team” setting

Location: Accra

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