Company Kumasi Instit...
Industry Accounting & ...
Category Accounting
Location Ayimensah
Job Status Contract (per...
Salary N/A
Education BSc./BCom and...
Experience 5 years
Job Expires Jan 30, 2020
Contact Jerry Cosky A...

Company Profile

A wholly Ghanaian Not-for-Profit development organisation and a leading actor in the Energy, Technology and Environment sectors in Ghana and the West Africa Sub-Region. KITE is a company limited by guarantee. Since its inception in 1996, KITE has built a unique capacity in the development and implementation of public benefit projects. KITE is the product of extensive capacity that has been built through a broad range of project and program experiences, partnerships with key national and international actors and the development of efficient internal management, governance and reporting capabilities. Our activities cover all the ten regions of Ghana from two operational offices – Accra and Kumasi. KITE also works extensively in the ECOWAS sub-region.

Job Description

KITE is currently seeking a self motivated, experienced and capable professional to join its team of professionals as Head of Finance and Administration. The details are as follows:  

  • Directly responsible for the organisation’s Finance and Administrative function. 
  • Provides technical and professional support in the area of grant management, finance, accounting and administration.
  • Responsible for establishing, implementing and monitoring of the organisations’ administrative,  financial and internal control policies and procedures
  • Manages the administration of KITE’s finances with the support of the Executive Director and according to approved rules and regulations of KITE’s financial procedures
  • Assist Director in formulating strategies for long – term financial plans for KITE
  • Review and advice on the project proposal/budget preparation in regard to compliance issues for all prospective sources of funding
  • Ensure accounting practices and financial reports comply with relevant accounting and auditing professional standards
  • Prepares, in collaboration with Executive Director, annual budgets, cash flow and budget monitoring records.
  • Responsible for tracking revenues from all funding sources
  • Provides on-the-job training to admin and finance officers as required.
  • Ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met in relation to grant financial reports, submissions for funding, grant aid, contracts and any other initiatives.
  • Responsible for the negotiation and selection of external auditors and act as the organisation’s representative to auditors.
  • Ensure organisation is in compliance with legal and statutory regulations
  • Provides management with  monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annual projects and financial reports using the organisation’s  accounting software
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with bankers and other statutory organisations
  • Responsible for the overall financial, administrative  and human resource management of KITE
  • Provides financial information and support to all projects being implemented and managed in KITE

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Accounting and part professional qualification from any recognised accounting body. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in finance, accounting and administration.
  • Previous experience with non-profits organisation an asset.

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in grant accounting and financial management of projects involving local and international donors.
  • Demonstrable experience and skill with budget preparation and analysis, project planning, financial reporting, preparation and presentation, and the proven ability to understand technical grant financial requirements.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft suite (word, excel, power point, outlook etc.) 
  • Proficiency in Computerised Accounting Software preferably Quick Books Accounting Software
  • Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Multitasking skills
  • Willingness to work for longer hours

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