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Head of Finance and IT - Ghana

WaterAid Ghana is looking for a Head of Finance and IT to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.

2 Dec 2016
  • Deadline : 2 Dec 2016

It’s hard to believe that today over 650 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and over 2.3 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.

WaterAid Ghana is looking for a Head of Finance and IT to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.

Working within the Finance and IT Department, you will be reporting to the Country Director. You will take responsibility and provide strategic leadership of the financial and IT function of WaterAid Ghana, whilst ensuring effective application of WaterAid financial and IT policies and procedures in collaboration with members of the Senior Management Team and WaterAid UK.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to strategic leadership of the CP as part of Senior Management Team (SMT) and implementation of the country strategy programme
  • Provide strategic financial advice in line with current programme designs, business plans and projects
  • Partner with senior management to develop annual operating plans and forecasts
  • Provide leadership in monitoring and reporting on financial risks
  • Lead and guide the Finance team in ensuring assessment of partners’ financial management ability and support in building their capacity to develop internal financial systems.
  • Provide and consolidate financial information for management accounts to support financial decision-making

To be successful, you’ll need to have:

  • A Master’s degree in Finance and fully completed Professional Accounting qualification/certification with CA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent.
  • A proven experience in senior level financial management in a development organisation.
  • Excellent knowledge of government policies and regulations on financial management, taxation and international donor reporting requirements.
  • Experience of use of standard accounting systems including SUN and Vision, and Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.

By 2030 we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we’ll give you a lot back.  

Interested candidates should send their letter of interest and a copy of their CV to: ghrecruitment@wateraid.org using ‘Head of Finance & IT’ as the subject of their email.

Please note: As you will be based in Accra, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Ghana.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and must be ready to go through an extensive selection process. Any lobbying will result in disqualification.

No recruitment agencies please.