Finance Manager

Tamale, Ghana
Competitive salary
07 May 2021
06 Jun 2021
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level

  • Manage the use of project finances in compliance with MEDA policy, donor requirements and Ghanaian law.
  • Ensure that all project expenditures are eligible and consistent with relevant contracts and policy requirements.
  • Work closely with MEDA head office to ensure that financial recordkeeping is accurate and auditable.
  • Submit accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual financial forecasts and reports.
  • Ensure that general accounting functions are completed on a timely basis, including payroll, accounts payables paid within terms and accounts receivable are actively managed.
  • Maintain multi-currency accounting systems, general ledgers, sub-ledgers, and job costing systems as required.
  • Complete month-end closing and journal entry preparation and bank reconciliations;
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records for all financial transactions in an organized and professional manner.
  • Facilitate regular internal and external audits of the project and of partners;
  • Ensure MEDA's program adheres to the local country laws, including financial reporting, tax, labour, and proper registration with all relevant authorities as required.
  • Oversee the management of grants to local partners. This includes assessing financial management capacity of each local partner and providing recommendations for training to ensure that each partner has systems in place that will allow them to efficiently manage the project funds granted to them.
  • Review all proposed budgets submitted by partners to ensure reasonability and allowability of the proposed use of funds.
  • Directly supervise the work of the Accountant, Grants Officer and other positions that may be required for the Finance Department.

  • Any other duties and/or requirements as assigned


    Education: Master of Arts or Science in Finance, Accounting or Administration

    Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience in finance management of a complex internationally funded project. Candidate must hold a professional membership (CPA, ACCA, etc.)

    Additional Qualifications:
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA's Mission, vision, and values.
  • Understanding and appreciation of business principles, international development and MEDA's approach of creating business solutions to poverty.
  • Experience with financial management in compliance with requirements of major donors.
  • Experience with multiple sub-grant relationships is an asset.
  • Advanced degree in relevant field or extensive experience in financial management.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
  • Proficiency in local languages spoken in northern Ghana is an asset.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis when received.

    MEDA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring accommodation make their needs known in advance.

    Only successful applicants will be contacted.