HEAD – FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Position Title: HEAD – FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Reports Directly To: Executive Director
Directly Supervises: Administrative Staff
Job Purpose

Directly responsible for the organisation’s Finance and Administrative function.
Provides technical and professional support in the area of grant management, finance, accounting and administration.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • Responsible for establishing, implementing and monitoring of the organisations’
    administrative, financial and internal control policies and procedures
  • Manages the administration of KITE’s finances with the support of the Executive
    Director and according to approved rules and regulations of KITE’s financial procedures
  • Assist Director in formulating strategies for long – term financial plans for KITE
  • Review and advice on the project proposal/budget preparation in regard to compliance
    issues for all prospective sources of funding
  • Ensure accounting practices and financial reports comply with relevant accounting and
    auditing professional standards
  • Prepares, in collaboration with Executive Director, annual budgets, cash flow and
    budget monitoring records.
  • Responsible for tracking revenues from all funding sources
  • Provides on-the-job training to admin and finance officers as required.
  • Ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met in relation to grant financial
    reports, submissions for funding, grant aid, contracts and any other initiatives.
  • Responsible for the negotiation and selection of external auditors and act as the
    organisation’s representative to auditors.
  • Ensure the organisation is in compliance with legal and statutory regulations
  • Provides management with monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annual projects and
    financial reports using the organisation’s accounting software
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with bankers and other statutory
    organisations
  • Responsible for the overall financial, administrative and human resource management
    of KITE
  • Provides financial information and support to all projects being implemented and
    managed in KITE
Required Qualification

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Accounting and part professional
    qualification from any recognised accounting body.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in finance, accounting and administration.
    Previous experience with non-profits organisation an asset.

 

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in grant accounting and financial management of projects involving local and international donors.
  • Demonstrable experience and skill with budget preparation and analysis, project planning, financial reporting, preparation and presentation, and the proven ability to understand technical grant financial requirements.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft suite (word, excel, power point, outlook etc.)
  • Proficiency in Computerised Accounting Software preferably Quick Books Accounting Software
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Multitasking skills
  • Willingness to work for longer hours
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above
positions, and detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees
(including telephone, fax numbers and email address) to career@kiteonline.net. Only
shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The successful candidate will be based in the Accra
Office. 

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