Vacancy: Accountant

Date 22 Aug 2019
Company Chemonics
Job Type Open-ended
Industry International Development

Job Description

Background: Ghana CTS

The USAID/Ghana Justice Sector Reform Case Tracking System Activity (CTS) seeks to develop a comprehensive design and sustainable roll-out process for an integrated case tracking system for the Ghana criminal justice sector; implement a testing phase and identify the requirements for the sustainable use and expansion of this system; and improve procedures and policies to strengthen change management, coordination and communication across key justice-sector institutions that sustain the use of an integrated case tracking system. The program will improve Ghana’s ability to track criminal cases from their introduction into the system to prosecution of those cases in courts, improving information sharing and coordination among Ghana’s law enforcement and judicial authorities and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness in investigating and prosecuting criminal cases of all types, especially those related to corruption, border security, maritime security and cybercrime – the focus areas of the Security and Governance Initiative (SGI).


Objective and Tasks

The Accountant is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Assists with all banking activities, including withdrawals, deposits and preparation of all documents, online banking and financial checks which must be approved by the Operations & Finance Director;

  • Assists with input of all financial transactions into the project accounting software (ABACUS) and monthly reconciliation of all assets and liabilities, including bank, accounts receivables and payable balances

  • Ensure thorough validation and reliability of all invoices, receipts, and vouchers;

  • Support preparation of monthly wire transfer requests;

  • When requested by the Operations & Finance Director, assists with the preparation of project monthly staff payroll - ensure correct calculation, deduction and filling of staff income tax (PAYE), employer and employee social security contributions and any other taxes that may be necessary at any given time.

  • Helps maintain project financial records in accordance with USAID rules and regulations and Chemonics policy;

  • Assists the Operations & Finance Director with VAT exemption requests;

  • Has a good knowledge and understanding of all rules and procedures stipulated by the Chemonics Field Accounting and Compliance Manual and Policy Manual;

  • Ensure all financial documentation/backups are appropriately filed, both in soft and hard.

  • Facilitate and ensure completeness of monthly close procedures

  • Processing employee expense reports, verifying expenses are within Chemonics rules and regulations;

  • Assist in annual project audit

  • Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creative opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations;

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

Location of Assignment

This assignment will be conducted from the Ghana CTS office located in Accra, Ghana


Reporting Requirements

The Accountant shall be supervised by the Ghana CTS Operations & Finance Director.

Required Skills or Experience

Ideal qualifications for the successful candidate include:

  • At least two ( 3) years of relevant experience working in a related role;

  • First degree in accounting or similar field required;

  • Experience working with NGOs or donors such as USAID preferred.

  • Candidate must have prior experience with Microsoft Excel and accounting software.

  • Should be familiar with USAID regulations and procedures, particularly as related to accounting and financial management.

  • Previous experience in either internal or external Audit

  • Knowledge and proven application of the Ghana financial and tax regulations

  • Very detailed minded

  • Good and effective team player

  • Professional competency in English required.

How To Apply

All interested and eligible candidates are requested to submit their current curriculum vitae to [email protected] no later than August 28, 2019.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and empowerment practices on the basis of race. colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.


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