Job Opportunity: URBANET-Ghana needs a Project Accountant

A Non-Governmental Organisation in Northern Ghana, Urbanet-Ghana is recruiting for the position of a Project Accountant for it offices in Tamale.

Urbanet-Ghana focuses on Sustainable Livelihoods for All in areas such as Agriculture and Food Security, Youth Empowerment, Environment and Climate Change as well as Micro-Credit.

Prospective applicants must have a least three (3) years working experience and a minimum of HND qualifications.

See Details of Job Description Below;


INSTITUTION  URBANET-Ghana is a community livelihood and youth focused development organization working to address the rout causes of hunger, poverty, and injustice, is looking for a dynamic and results-oriented person to fill the position below
Date Advertised:August 17, 2020
Date Advert ExpiresAugust 21, 2020
BRIEF ON PROJECTWomen’s Innovation for Sustainable Enterprises (WISE): The WISE Project seeks to leverage the enormous potential and agency of Ghanaian women entrepreneurs aged 19 to 55 years in rural and peri-urban areas by employing both demand- and supply-side interventions to contribute to increased realization of rights to economic empowerment, well-being and inclusive economic growth in 2 districts in the northern region ( Tolon and Kumbugu)
JOB TITLEProject Accountant
Reports Directly to:Head of Finance
Job PurposeThis role provides for the financial management of the project. 
Dimensions of RoleThe Project Accountant will be responsible for the management of the project budget, providing oversight, reporting and analysis on the financial health of the WISE project. The Project Accountant will also be responsible for ensuring compliance to donor requirements, government requirements, and URBANET’s financial management and compliance standards. Preparation financial reports to present the overall financial health of the WISE project for decision making.  The post-holder will be based in Tamale but travel to the project districts where the WISE project operates.

.Key Responsibilities
Review project transactions and correctly enter into records books; Review project sub-ledger for all advances and prepaid expenses and follow up on outstanding advances; Monitor and review advance liquidation; Create standard report template for project team to ensure consistency in reporting; Prepare quarterly, semi-annual, year-end financial reports and analyze as per required instructions for management decision making; Assist the Project Coordinator in the preparation of quarterly, semi-annual and year-end financial schedules of the project; Ensure proper filing (electronic and hard copy) of grants financial reports Lead the preparation of the Project annual budget in collaboration with the project team;

Monitor project budget on a monthly basis and modify when necessary; Consolidate monthly project budget and financial report; Maintain a budgetary control system to monitor grant budget vs. expenditure and advise management on variances and corrective actions required to be taken; Project payments made as per approved policies and procedures; Review all vouchers for completeness and documentation and arithmetic accuracy. Prepare Project Financial audit action list after each audit ensure its compliance Monitor and submit quarterly report on project financial risks Prepare for donor financial audit
Qualification and ExperienceMinimum of HND Accountancy with a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience.  
Required Skills.Self-starter takes initiative and works with minimal direct supervision. Flexible, able to shift directions quickly and occasionally work long hours to meet tight reporting deadlines Ability to fully function in English (verbal and written) is essential. Proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, access, database, internet) and other applications
 Send an application letter with a current CV to the address below: The Human Resource Manager P.O.Box      1803, Tamale Or Email:  

Signed: Urbanet-Ghana

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