TAAT CDTO Accountant: Ref: Ref: FARA/AfDB/TAAT/CDTO Accountant/2018/04


Company Forum for Agr...
Category Accounting/Au...
Location Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary GH¢ 
Education Chartered
Experience N/A
Job Expires Mar 23, 2018
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Company Profile

FARA is the continental apex body for agricultural research and innovation in Africa. Its mission is to contribute to generating high, broad-based and sustainable agricultural growth by catalyzing improvements to the productivity and competitiveness of the sector through increased and effective application of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). FARA executes its mission by performing the following four functions: (i) advocacy for increased application of STI in agriculture which is a necessary condition for achieving national and continental development goals; (ii) strengthening the human, institutional and systemic capacities for agricultural innovation; (iii) facilitating the exchange of information and knowledge in STI for agriculture; and (iv) facilitating partnerships among research, innovation and agribusiness actors within Africa as well as between Africa and external regional or national entities. The Secretariat of FARA is based in Accra, Ghana. FARA is serving as one of the Implementing centers of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project supported by the African Development Bank

Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) supports Feed Africa by providing needed, proven agricultural and food processing technologies and implementation strategies for inclusion within the Bank's loans to Regional Member Countries. TAAT's approaches revitalize and transform agriculture within the shortest possible time while restoring degraded land and maintaining or strengthening the ecosystems that underpin agriculture, while modernizing and more fully commercializing agriculture. FARA has been mandated to coordinate capacity development technology Outreach (CDTO) within TAAT.

Job Description

TAAT CDTO Accountant: Ref: Ref: FARA/AfDB/TAAT/CDTO Accountant/2018/04

To coordinate the activities driven by FARA under TAAT, FARA is seeking to recruit a highly qualified professional to fill the position of TAAT CDTO Accountant.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful candidate shall inter-alia undertake the following roles and responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the preparation and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports per the bank regulations and accounting principles.
  • Oversee the preparation, implements, and ensures compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain a system for evaluating/ monitoring contracts and ensure strict compliance with AfDB financial contractual obligations.
  • Participate in the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Review and analyze the financial operations, reporting system and reports for TAAT project and prepare financial reports
  • Coordinate the transfer of funds per established agreements and schedules.
  • In close collaboration with the TAAT CDTO coordinator, manage cash-flow and prepare cash-flow forecasts in line with the workplan
  • Ensure that the financial information required for sound management and for appropriate advice and decision making is available
  • Perform any other duties which may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor.


The position is based at the FARA secretariat in Accra, Ghana

Required Skills or Experience

  • Full Professional accounting qualification i.e. CPA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with the AfDB funding mechanisms; international development and current issues in international aid and finance mechanisms.
  • Excellent knowledge of fund accounting, including reporting requirements of development partners.
  • Demonstrable skills in the development, monitoring and evaluation of finance and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in planning and strategic thinking with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly professional in outlook and approach, tenacious and results focused with a commitment to and passion for quality and integrity.
  • Experience in multi-cultural environment with proficiency in English and/or French with a working understanding of the other.
  • Good knowledge of agricultural research for development in Africa is desirable.

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