Job Vacancy For Chief Finance Officer At VisionFund Ghana

VisionFund Ghana is part of a network of International Microfinance Institutions working in 32 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America. Middle East and Eastern Europe. VisionFund is a subsidiary of World Vision International and we work in partnership to unlock the economic potential for communities to thrive, by providing financial empowerment to families to create jobs and incomes that improve the well-being of children.

Job Summary

Vision Fund Ghana has 11 branches across the 10 regions of Ghana and serves clients in mostly Rural and Peri-Urban communities.

Main Responsibilities:

•   Manage the Finance and Risk management function of the institution to ensure full compliance with Internal financial policies and IFRS standards;
•   Planning and preparation of the Institution's strategic plans and budgets;
•   Design and implement accounting systems for use by managers in planning and controlling the work of the Institution; these include financial accounting, management accounting, forecasting, budgeting and control systems;
•   Establish a sound and efficient system on internal controls that ensures the integrity and accountability of the company's financial administration procedures;
•   Plan and manage the Institutions tax liabilities under relevant legislation, and manage the relationship with the tax authorities to ensure that the Institution is in full compliance at all times to avoid any tax liabilities and penalties':
•   Plan financial needs of the institutions to ensure adequate cash flows to facilitate smooth operations';
•   Design and maintain an efficient system of financial reporting system that appropriately responds to the needs and requirements of management,legal and all statutory institutions:
•   To ensure adherence to the company's Risk Management policies and practices and submit prudential reports and any other reports that may be required in future;
•   Proactively manage institutions investment portfolio to ensure a healthy bottom-line
•   Establish and maintain professional working relationship with our bankers, auditors and other external stakeholders:
•   Provide effective leadership of the finance department through the demonstration of a high sense of professionalism, due care and skill and profound integrity in the management of the company's resources
•   Build and develop the capacity of the staff of the Finance
•   Department in modern financial management and computes accounting systems to meet the future needs of the Institution:
•   Provide accurate and timely financial reports to key stakeholders;
•   Be actively involved in all ministry related activities of the Institution


Qualification Required & Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•   Chartered Accountant (ACCA or ICA)
•   MBA or post graduate qualification in Banking, Accounting or Finance
•   Five years post qualification experience in a senior management role with a record of impeccable integrity
•   Management experience in the financial or non-governmental organisation sector
•   Demonstrated record of excellence and integrity in managing a finance function
•   Proven ability in finance and accounting at senior management level in a reputable organisation
•   At least 5 years experience in a similar or related role in;
•   At least six (6) years' experience in a supervisory and managerial position,
•   Familiarity with the relevant and current financial management issues and trends in Ghana and globally;
•   Excellent analytical and negotiations skills
•   Excellent leadership skills with proven ability to mentor and develop technical capabilities of staff
•   Excellent communication abilities ( both written and verbal )
•   Excellent knowledge of Sun System, e-Merge and T24 Banking Applications
•   Must be a committed Christian and good team worker.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified individuals should send their applications titled: 'CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER' and CVs, The Recruiter to:



The Recruiter,
Vision Fund Ghana,
PMB CT 78,
Cantonments, Accra.

Closing Date: 07 October, 2015