Job Vacancy For Grant Accountant



Job Summary

• The Grant Accountant is a business partnering role, reporting to the Finance Director and working closely with the Operations team and in particular the Compliance Manager and Regional Managers.
• His/Her main responsibilities are on financial reporting on all grants. The Grant Accountant will report to the Director, Finance and IT.

Key Responsibilities

• Work with Director, Finance & IT to ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve departmental and corporate organizational goals
• Develop and maintain the master spreadsheet of staff costs, activities and overhead funding allocation
• Support the development of project budgets at the proposal stage in collaboration with the Operation Team
• Provide support to the Operations Team in developing regional budgets and spend
• Liaise with London Head Office for the creation of new project codes and relevant donor reporting lines (DRLs) and set up project budgets in SUN6/Finance software
• Manage the aspect of sub-grants, ensure that financial report are submitted on time, review compliance report and address any discrepancies
• Prepare financial report in donor format, produce financial commentaries and ensure that accurate financial report in donors
• Work with operations on monthly expenditure and report on individual spend and advise on improvement
• Prepare final financial report and ensure full reconciliation and closure at the end of the project, including assets and stocks
• Support year end auditing process and disseminate relevant DRLs, project code to relevant staff in the organization
• Any other duties assigned

Qualification Required & Experience

• Bachelor of Accountancy or Finance or equivalent
• Qualified accountant/final level partly or MBA/Master's in accounting and finance related field
• Short courses in financial management will be an advantage

Experience / Skills

The candidate must have:

• A minimum of 4 years experience working for an international NGO in a similar position or role
• Experience of financial grant management for at least one of the following donor USAID, DFID and European Commission
• Proven experience of increasing cost effectiveness and compliance and reducing financial risk through improved internal controls
• Excellent knowledge of financial management systems and reporting
• Ability to perform under pressure, handle heavy workloads and meet stringent reporting deadlines and strong collaboration and people centred skills
• Able to work on own intiative and at long periods
• Computer literate and hands-on experience with computerized accounting systems, knowledge of SUN systems
• Good understanding of project life cycle management and analytical skills
• Cross-functional team player, strong relationship building and negotiation skills
• Trustworthy and principled, zero tolerance for fraud
• Strong commitment to the goals and vision of MSIG
• Pro-family planning and pro-choice

This is a local position. Interested Non-Ghanaians must, therefore, have the necessary legal permits required to work in Ghana.

Location: Greater Accra Region

How to Apply For the Job

Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications addressed to:

Director - Human Resource, Organisation and Admin
Marie Stopes Int. Ghana
PMB 267, Accra

Or email to:

[email protected]

Please label application and email with the exact job title and location if indicated

Closing Date: 15 February, 2019
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