GIZ Recruitment for Accounts Officer

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Recruitment for Accounts Officer.

Job Description

  • Company: GIZ
  • Location: Wa, Upper West Region, Ghana
  • State: Wa
  • Job type: Full-Time

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draws on the wealth of regional and technical expertise as well as tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ offers customized solutions to complex challenges. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development in more than 130 countries worldwide.

Job Title: Accounts Officer

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


  • Ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
  • Effectively coordinating with the staff of the finance team or the Commercial Affairs Department at GIZ Head Office
  • Preparing cheques, bank transfers and deposits at the bank
  • Deputizing for cash payments, cash book and bank book
  • Performing tasks in compliance with GIZ’s Orientation and Rules (O+R)
  • Financial planning, monitoring and accounting for GIZ-assisted projects
  • Giving advice to the projects, business partner and counterpart


  • Financial services
  • Monitors income, expenditure and the monthly bank reconciliation
  • Manages the processing of letters of credit
  • Monitors real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularly to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and the senior accounts officer

Travel claim calculation

  • Calculates national and international travel claims
  • Calculates travel advances
  • Processes settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Monitors the international duty trip lists and forwards them to GIZ Head Office
  • Follows up on outstanding travel advance

Internal Control

  • Checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the projects/programmes for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and corrects these where necessary
  • Advises on financial aspects of the projects
  • Carries out internal controls,- both checklist A and monthly error sheets as yearly internal controls of
  • projects- in accordance with GIZs internal controlling manual

General services for GIZ-assisted projects/programmes

  • Carries out accounting tasks using WINPACCS accounting software and prepares monthly end-of-period
  • accounts and bank reconciliation vouchers
  • Submits the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting, cash books and account balance
  • vouchers (through or from WINPACCS) to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation and forwards them to GIZ Head OfficeAssists with the transfer of funds to projectsOther duties / additional tasks

Other duties/Additional task

  • Reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay
  • Is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZ rules
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of Bsc/BA in accounting and auditing or similar area
  • At least 3 years professional experience in a comparable position

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • In-depth knowledge of accounting software
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications. (e.g. MS Office)
  • Confidential handling of data and information
  • Very good knowledge on the English language, ideally a knowledge of German knowledge is an added advantage
  • Proactive attitude towards personnel and institutional changes
  • Team player
  • Result orientated performance
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to update skills as required by the tasks to be performed- corresponding measures are agreed with management

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants should send their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and a half to one page letter addressing the applicant’s motivation via email to [email protected] not later than 07/03/2019 Kindly, note that only short listed applicants would be contacted.

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