Senior Finance & Administration Manager at Bixal

Website Bixal

Website Bixal

State: Accra
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 02/11/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 8 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: NGO

Senior Finance & Administration Manager

Bixal seeks an experienced Senior Finance & Administration Manager (Senior F&A Manager) to lead the four-year activity providing monitoring and evaluation services to the USAID Ghana Mission.


Senior Finance & Administration Manager

The Senior F&A Manager will support the Chief of Party to provide excellence in financial and operational issues for Bixal.

The ideal Senior Finance & Administration Manager will advise on banking, accounting, legal matters, importation of materials, and human resources. The Senior F&A Manager will be familiar with the USAID Program Cycle and the portfolio of investment in Ghana.

This is a full-time proposal position contingent on contract award.

Senior Finance & Administration Manager Responsibilities:

Monthly cash management, accounting for all costs according to USAID regulations, cash flow projections and budgets
Liaises with the bank and suppliers to improve efficiency of operations
Manages payroll for the company in Ghana

Manages finance team personnel and oversees all finance operations for project
Preparation of the monthly fund request to the Bixal home office
Coordinates proper payments due to consultants, vendors, and subcontractors as applicable; ensures invoices and supporting documentation and required approvals are in place before payment

Follows the programs Field Office Authority Matrix and Finance Manual
Provides financial oversight of project expenditures and advise on funding availability for project procurement of goods and services as needed

Ensures timesheets are complete and vacation and sick days are properly tracked for all staff
Assists in budget tracking as requested by supervisor
Ensures sufficient funds are available in the local bank accounts. Provides reconciliations as requested by the supervisor and/or the home office accountant
Prepares quarterly and yearly financial reports as needed

Maintains all financial records, receipts, and vouchers
Informs Chief of Party and home office of any financial irregularities
Other financial tasks as requested

Senior Finance & Administration Manager Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in economics, accounting, or other relevant field, Master’s degree preferred
10+ years of experience managing the finances of international development programs
Experience working on USAID-funded projects in Ghana
Recognized expert in accounting and management

Able to advise teams on financial systems and use online systems to account for costs
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
Loves to learn and willing to experiment with new technology and new ways of working

Ability to work as part of a cross-cultural team with a high degree of sensitivity and cultural competence
Demonstrated knowledge of Ghanian tax and accounting laws and regulations
Ghanian national strongly preferred


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