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Finance Associate
Rising Academy Network

Finance Associate Summary Produce timely and accurate monthly financial reports Reconcile all balance sheet accounts on daily, weekly and monthly basis for sign

Finance Associate
Location: Ghana,

Finance Associate Summary

Produce timely and accurate monthly financial reports
Reconcile all balance sheet accounts on daily, weekly and monthly basis for sign off

We are seeking an ambitious, motivated and highly organized Finance Associate to join our team in Ghana. They will provide key support on financial reporting and management of Rising’s operations across Ghana, timely and accurate reporting, compliance with laws and regulations, adherence to Rising policies and procedures and implement adequate internal controls over financial reporting and management.

The Finance Associate will:

Produce timely and accurate monthly financial reports
Reconcile all balance sheet accounts on daily, weekly and monthly basis for sign off
Review budget against actual spend and provide variance analysis
Prepare weekly and monthly cash forecasts for management use
Ensure accurate and timely revenue reconciliation
Assist in the mid-year and year end financial reporting and audit processes and ensure Rising scores a positive audit feedback
Maintain proper and accurate general ledger for Rising Academy Network
Ensure adequate documentation for all transactions and ensure all requisitions are adequately authorised
Ensure all supporting documents are uploaded into the accounting software
Assist the finance manager and the HR team in the payroll preparation and filing of related PAYE and pension returns
Maintain good relationships with banks, external auditors and regulatory bodies
Maintain a fixed asset register and provide timely reports on assets
Adherence to RAN’s policies and procedures and contribute to improving existing policies and procedures
Apply key learnings across Rising’s international school network
Assist other departments on finance related transactions
Any other duties assigned by the line manager
Location and reporting:

This is a full-time on-site position. The Finance Associate will report to the Finance Manager, Ghana and will primarily be based in our Ghana HQ Office – Accra.

Application deadline:

The target start-date for this role will be mid April 2024 or earlier.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

Degree in Business Administration (Accounting) or relevant field; partly qualified in ICA/ACCA/CIMA would be a plus
A minimum of 3 years of experience in Accounting and well trained
Strong numeracy and advanced understanding of accounting principles
About You:

You are a strong communicator, able to motivate, challenge and support your team members
You are very well organized and have an eye for details
You have familiarity with labour law, income tax, etc. and understand how such policies impact the work, along with how to remain in compliance with them
You are good at systems building and holding different stakeholders accountable to clear expectations
You set high standards for yourself and others, and go the extra mile to get things done
You are passionate about improving the quality of education
You have the highest levels of integrity and trustworthiness
Benefits

Compensation and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We regularly benchmark our compensation against comparable businesses, social ventures and non-profits.

Rising’s goal is to be transparent about salaries at all levels of the organisation and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions that is non-negotiable.

The benefits we offer are built to have a strong added value on our staff’s well-being and we are excited to discuss this further with you in the process.

Regions: Greater Accra
Categories: Education
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: April 30
Experience: 3 Years
Closing Date: April 10
Fixed Salary: 3000

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