Job Vacancy For Head of Finance At Camfed (Tamale)



Camfed is an international organisation dedicated to the eradication of poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young women.

Job Summary

Camfed Ghana is seeking to recruit motivated and dynamic individuals to support its programmes.??Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Head of Finance will lead the Finance function in Camfed Ghana to drive strategic financial planning and analysis; to ensure the efficient and effective use and accountability over financial resources; and the smooth operation of the Finance team and system.

Specific duties include:?Financial Accounting

•    Processing of income and expenditure transactions in SUN systems, managing accounts, payables, programme payments and transfers, ensuring adherence to set procedures and authorisation levels, managing field advances, funds taken by staff for field work and transfers to other partners, monthly analysis of all balance sheet accounts, reviewing, checking and processing of financial reports from partners in the field and preparation for the year end audit and support to external auditors for a successful audit process

Management Accounting:

•    Development of country annual budgets and proposal budgets, producing weekly, monthly and quarterly management reports, working with other department heads to analyse variances and explore potential problems

Field Monitoring:

•    Carrying out regular field monitoring visits to review proper usage of programme funds and provide capacity building to field partners ensuring compliance with Camfed's internal financial guidelines

Qualification Required & Experience

Successful candidates must have strong social and interpersonal skills and ability to work on teams, an eye for accuracy and detail, an ability to perform and prioritise multiple tasks and the flexibility to travel.

Education and Experience Requirements:

•    A post graduate degree in finance/accounting
•    A chartered professional qualification, ACCA/CIMA/ICA (Gh)
•    A minimum of 10 years of experience in international development sector, including donor grants management, 5 of which should be at senior management level
•    A good knowledge of international development issues particularly, gender and education

Location: Tamale

How To Apply For The Job

More information about the position can be found at our website: www.camfed.org/jobs.? ?Please email your CV (maximum 2 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 15 March 2013

Please use the job title in the subject line of the email. Application which do not meet these criteria will be rejected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Previous candidates need not apply.??Camfed Ghana is an equal opportunities employer, committed to dliversity and equality, and does not discriminate on any grounds
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