Finance Assistant Recruitment at Proforest January 2022

Website Proforest

Website Proforest

State: Accra
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 03/02/2022
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career

Finance Assistant Summary

Proforest, a non-profit organisation with a global presence seeks to engage the services of a Finance Assistant in the Greater Accra Region of  Ghana.


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Company Profile
Proforest is a non-profit organisation with a global presence. Our head office is in the UK with regional offices in Malaysia, Ghana and Brazil. Proforest has established itself as a leader in the development and implementation of sustainable production and sourcing of natural resources, including timber and a range of agricultural commodities (eg. palm oil, soy, sugar etc), helping companies, governments, non-governmental and civil society organisations to achieve sustainable use of the world’s natural resources.

Proforest provides practical support to producers, processors, purchasers and investors to help them meet their sustainability commitments. We work at every stage of the supply chain, from production and processing, through to purchasing and investment. Our experience covers the management of forests, oil palm, soy, sugarcane, rubber, beef and cotton at a range of scales that includes smallholders, communities and forest-dependent people through to multinational businesses.

Proforest is made up of a non-profit (charitable) arm which focuses on long-term support for small producers and wider capacity building, particularly in developing countries and a consultancy arm which provides direct support and services to the private sector companies.

Proforest Programmes and Consultancy Services
Proforest’s programmes create the enabling environment and build the capacity required for the private sector, working with governments and civil society, to deliver agriculture and forest commodities sustainably at scale. Proforest has provided consultancy services to help companies meet their environmental and social commitments – from zero deforestation to protecting workers’ rights – for over 18 years. But large-scale impact can only be achieved if localised efforts to improve agricultural and forestry practices are supported by wider changes needed to make sustainable practices the norm.

Our programmes support this broader transformational change. We build the enabling environment and address key barriers to better practices among the private sector, governments and civil society. We foster awareness of the issues, build capacity and promote local leadership of sustainability initiatives.

Our consultancy services provide practical support to producers, processors, purchasers and investors to help them work in environmentally and socially responsible ways. As demand for sustainably sourced commodities increases, producers, processors, purchasers and investors in natural resources all need to demonstrate that they are meeting commitments to environmental and social responsibility. This is a complex task in a challenging commercial environment. We work at every stage of the supply chain, from production and processing, through to purchasing and investment.

Finance Assistant Finance Assistant Job Description

Finance Assistant Role Purpose:

Proforest Limited is seeking an enthusiastic team member to support its programmes and project implementation, ensuring that policies, procedures and minimum standards of accounting and administration are complied with.

Reporting lines: This role reports to the Deputy Director of Finance and Operations

Finance Assistant Main Responsibilities

Ensure that all financial transactions are accurately, properly and timely recorded in accordance with Proforest policies, procedures and guidelines
Process payments in line with approved budgets, ensuring compliance with Proforest procedures and using correct account codes and authorizations
The Finance Assistant will maintain the office petty cash fund and related cashbook
Maintain the bankbooks for all bank accounts
Prepare monthly bank reconciliations to reconcile bankbooks and bank balances
Maintain and regularly update the travel advance register and ensure all advances given are accounted for in accordance with Proforest policy.
Ensure that all accounting documents are regularly and properly filed
Ensure consistent application of financial procedures and standards
Be responsible for the generation of key management reports and the completion of the initial review to identify discrepancies for escalation
General

Perform any other duties that may be deemed appropriate for this role as assigned by the Deputy Director of Finance and Operations
Salary: Up to 72,000 per annum, depending on qualification and experience

Required Skills or Experience

Essentials:

Part Qualified ICA (GH), ACCA or CIMA
At least 2 years practical experience in finance and accounting
Demonstrable Intermediate Excel skills
Numerate and good attention to detail
Able to demonstrate initiative and flexibility
Motivated team player with good interpersonal skills and strong desire to support the team in meeting organisational objectives
Good planning and organisational skills
The Finance Assistant should have good time-management skills
Ability to resolve problem and queries quickly and efficiently
Good written and verbal communication skills in English
Ability to manage competing tasks; ability to prioritise and produce high level output consistently.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Strong sense of honesty and integrity and personal commitment to the goals of Proforest
Desirable:

Familiarity with Sage 50 C Professional or similar accountancy system
How To Apply

Send your cover letter and CV, no longer than two pages to Africa@proforest.net

Application Deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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