Job Vacancy For Accounts Officer At Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) – Kumasi

Ministry of Trade and Industry
Rural Enterprises Programme (REP)

The Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) is part of the Government of Ghana's (GOG) effort to reduce poverty and improve living conditions in rural areas by improving infrastructure, technologies and skills needed for private sector development. The REP has been designed to upscale nationwide, the successful achievements of Rural Enterprises Project Phases I and II (REP-I & REP-II). REP has 4 main components namely (1) Creation of Business Development Services; (2) Development of Agricultural Commodity Processing Infrastructure (3) Creation of Enabling Business Environment and (5) Programme Co-ordination and Management. REP is to be implemented in at least 161 districts nationwide.

He/She will report directly to the Financial Controller of the Programme and will be supporting in maintaining programme accounts in good order.

Responsibilities will include:

•  Maintaining accounting records in a form appropriate for regular auditing (at least once a year)
•  Ensuring that all necessary supporting documents, records and accounts have been kept in respect of all programme activities. Clear linkages should exist between the books of account and the financial statements presented to the financiers as well as level of disbursement;
•  Carrying out any other activities that are assigned by the Financial Controller

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualification and Experienced Staff are urgently required to fill vacant position stated above at the PCMU in Kumasi. All PCMU appointments are Contract-based and reviewed yearly or as otherwise stated. Continuity of Contract will be based on acceptable annual performance rating and also the need for the specific expertise at the PCMU at any time.

Generally, applicants should meet the following basic criteria:

•  Must be good team players, committed, dedicated to and work to achieve results
•  Travel extensively in the country
•  Work extra hours and days to achieve targets
•  Ready to take up additional responsibilities as may occur and directed
•  Functional computer proficiency in MS-Office and the Internet is a basic requirement
•  Previous experience with Donor Funded Systems will be an advantage
•  Details of specific responsibilities of position will be included in a contract on appointment

Qualification and Experience:

•  Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Commerce with Computing or equivalent professional qualification in Accountancy with at least Passes in Part 3 of ICA (GH), ACCA or its equivalent
•  Should have a minimum of 3 years relevant post qualification working experience

Location: Kumasi

How To Apply For The Job

Applications for the above position including CVs and copies of relevant Certificates should be submitted to the following address:

The National Director
Rural Enterprises Programme
Grains Board Building, Off the lake road
P. O. BOX 6841

Closing Date: 31 January 2013