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Accounts Officer


The Accounts Officer is responsible for managing accounting and financial control systems for the USAID WA BiCC office and for ensuring that adequate and appropriate internal control are in place to meet generally recognised accounting standards. In addition, the Accountant will manage all bookkeeping, bank accounts and cash flow to ensure sufficient funds are availiable for effective and efficient implementation. Specific areas of responsibility include cash flow management, financial report preparation, review and submission to the Finance Manager the Chief of Party and Tetra Tech ARD Home office.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

Responsible for processing all types of financial transactions including Data Entry, payments & banking, using accounting package and assisting the Finance, Grants & Operations Manager in all areas of financial accounting and financial control
Assisting in the closing of monthly accounts and preparing financial statements for submission to the home office.
Reconciling bank statements for all funds in foreign and local currencies
Providing guidance and training to colleagues as required
Keeping up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines/audit files in an appropriate manner
Maintain and update accounting and financial control systems in accordance with U.S government regulations (expenses are reasonable, allowable and allocate) Tetra Tech ARD policy transactions are conducted, processed and recorded as stiputed by the system
Ensure that transactions are appropriately recorded in QuickBooks and ensure Tetra Tech ARD accounting and procurement standards, procedures and policies and followed and implemented
Assist in the development develop a plan to monitor all project-related funds, by tracking expenses against budget line items. Facilitate and manage audits that financial reviews
Other accounting, financial management and administrative tasks consistent with the overall scope of this position assigned from time to time by the Chief of Party or Finance, Grantd & Operations Manager.
Support the Administrative team to manage cash disbursements and the Petty Cash imprest
Manages VAT tax exemption process, prepares monthly reports for USAID
Process confidential and statutory payments of PAYE income tax, social security contributions, withholding taxes and the collection of Tax credit certificates
Performing other duties assigned by Finance Manager or Finance Specialist

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

University degree in accounting, audit, finance or similar field is (relevant experience and another university degree may substite for the degrees mentioned)
Minimum of 2 years experience in an equivalent position
Experience working on a USAID-funded program or in a similar position for an international NGO is required. Knowledge of OMB circular A-122 is desired
Experience with QuickBooks accounting software is required
Must have the ability to work effectively in fast-paced, stressful environment
In addition, must have be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours


Proficient/Excellent in QuickBooks software. Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.
Must be capable of working both individually and a part of a team
Must also be able to create a supportive working relationship among all project teams

Languages: Fluent in English and professional proficiency in French will be an added advantage

Contact address

How to apply

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Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 1 - 3 Years
    • Accountancy
    • Greater Accra
    • Accra
    • wabiccrecruit@gmail.com
    • 12-April-2018
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