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Accounts Officer

Deutsche Gesellschaft fiir Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
Effectively liaises with the staff of the finance team at the country office
Preparing cheques, bank transfers and deposits at the bank
Managing for cash payments, cash book and bank book
Giving advice to the projects, business partner and counterparts
Performing tasks in compliance with GIZís Orientation and Rules (O+R)

Financial services

Monitors income, expenditure and the monthly bank reconciliation
Monitors real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularly to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation

Travel claim calculation

Calculates national and international travel claims
Calculates travel advances
Processes settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses
Follows up on outstanding travel advances
Monitors the international duty trip lists and forwards them to GIZ Head Office

Internal Control

Checks the vouchers and receipts from suppliers for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and corrects these where necessary
Advises on financial aspects of the projects
Carries out internal controls,- both checklist A and monthly error sheets as yearly internal controls of projects- in accordance with GIZs internal controlling manual

General services for GIZ-assisted projects/programmes

Carries out accounting tasks using WINPACCS accounting software and prepares monthly end-of-period accounts and bank reconciliation vouchers
Submits the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting, cash books and account balance vouchers (through or from WINPACCS) to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and forwards them to GIZ country office
Assists with the transfer of funds to projects

Other Duties / Additional Tasks

Reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay
Is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZ rules
Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Educational Requirements & Qualifications


A minimum of a Bsc/BA in accounting and auditing or similar area
At least 3 years professional experience in a comparable position

Other knowledge, additional competences

In-depth knowledge of accounting software
Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications. (e.g. MS Office)
Confidential handling of data and information
Very good knowledge on the English language ideally a knowledge of German Language is an added advantage
Proactive attitude towards personnel and institutional changes
Team player
Result orientated performance
Good communication skills
Willingness to update skills as required by the tasks to be performed- corresponding measures are agreed with management

Contact address

How to apply

Apply by email to the email address provided on this page

Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 3 - 5 Years
    • Accountancy
    • Greater Accra
    • Accra
    • hr-ghana@giz.de
    • 10-Jan-2018
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