The Finance & Administration Officer will, overall, take on a leading role in managing the finances of CCGs programs and social enterprises.
The successful candidate should have some experience and basic finance and administration skills, but we are also looking for someone who can act as a support person to the many young women who intern in our office. This person should be kind, compassionate, and above all a natural mentor and leader.
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Finance/Adin Officer will be responsible for keeping sound financial and administrative records, and training colleagues and junior staff in sound administrative procedures.
Their responsibilities will include but wont be limited to:
Develop the overall corporate financial goals and objectives.
Oversee preparation of financial records related to general ledger, payroll, budget, expense, etc.
Assist in account receivable and payable activities
Maintain accurate bank records of cash withdrawals and deposits.
Follow standard accounting processes for financial analysis and reporting activities.
Evaluate the existing accounting system and recommend improvements if required.
Assist in developing and managing a budgeting system.
Perform account reconciliations and generate financial reports.
Track and monitor resource needs and other material needs for carrying out financial and administration tasks.
Plan strategically for the present and future cash flow for the Programs and social enterprises
Deal with all the statutory bodies in order to mitigate litigation for the organization
Train all staff and interns on sound financial and administrative procedures
Mentor junior staff in proper conduct in a professional setting
Plan and promote a value chain system in the various programs
Design and oversee inventory systems, and ensure efficient and effective use of materials in all Create Change social enterprises
Handle and report administrative and financial issues to the Program Director
Manage all other related financial or administrative issues, which may be directed by the Program Director.
A minimum qualification of a first degree in Finance, Bachelor of Commerce, Business administration (Accounting Option) or any such related field.
At least 2 years working experience in a related position
A natural mentor and leader, who demonstrates a high level of compassion irrespective of age, gender, income, or religion
Demonstrated interest in advancing opportunities for youth, women and/or people living in poverty will be considered an asset
Computer literate with proficiency in Excel, Word and Powerpoint
Must be proficient with QuickBooks
Strong business development skills and experience, with the ability to work to achieve targets and take full ownership of projects
A proactive and positive work ethic with strong team-working skills
A positive spirit who is keen to learn new things and develop further
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in relation to colleagues and clients, customers and partners.
Good organizational, administration and time management skills
Strong account management skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and being able to meet deadlines.
An understanding of, and commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity.
Stock and inventory control techniques
Creative, enthusiastic and determined to produce high quality work
Reliable, responsive and able to prioritize
Must be fluent in English
Fluency in Dagbani will be considered an asset
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