Job vacancy Accountant

59 Okodan St, Blue Gate district, Osu, Accra near Papaye, Accra
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29 Jul, 2019
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Sabre Education is a multi-award winning charity that has forged a reputation as one of the leading early years education organisations in Ghana – a country often cited as a leader for good quality early education practice in Africa. Sabre’s approach is built on a trusted implementing partner relationship with the Government of Ghana, and Sabre is committed to bringing innovations to the existing education system, to ensure all children can access quality kindergarten education.Sabre Education is a partnership between two independent but linked charities, registered in the UK and in Ghana. Sabre is the 2017-18 winner of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers and was featured on CNN Inside Africa. Its mission is to contribute to transforming the life chances of children in developing countries through the Brighter Futures programme, which builds sustainable kindergarten schools and trains kindergarten teachers to apply a play based learning methodology. For further information, please see:

  • Department: Operations 
  • Location: Head Office
  • Immediate Supervisor: Operations Director
  • Direct Report: Finance Manager,Finance Officer


  • Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all financial records for projects and for the Organisation.
  • Manage financial control, prepare and analyze budgets, develop financial reports and make relevant recommendations on budget expenditures
  • Oversee the Finance Unit to provide an effective accounting system to deal with the nuances of non-profit accounting and reporting.
  • Responsible for designated donor project budgeting, reporting and to ensure compliance with donor’s requirements. 

  • Oversight of the financial record keeping, controls and reconcile the documentation, uploads the financial information in Clearbooks
  • Efficient administration of account payable, account receivable, cash management, general ledger and payroll
  • Preparation of accurate and timely financial reports such as financial statements, project finance reports, bank reconciliations.
  • Analyze and evaluate information from the financial reports and provide management with proposals on best practice in financial operations.
  • Engage with cash forecasting, budgeting, budget monitoring and variance explanation reports
  • Manage financial control, prepare and analyze budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations on budget expenditures
  • Ensure all financial and statutory regulations are adhered to
  • Oversee the financial audits of all projects of the organization in the UK and Ghana. 
  • Coaching and developing the capacity of staff 

  • Submission of timely error free reports 
  • Compliance with regulations
  • Provision of analysis and professional financial advice for accurate decision-making
  • Requirements
    • Minimum of a first degree in Accounting from a recognized tertiary institution with at least 5 years post qualification relevant work experience
    • Minimum of 3 years’ prior managerial experience in an NGO setting and reporting to institutional donors will be of added advantage.
    • Fully-Qualified Accountant (ICA, CIMA, ACCA)
    • Meticulous & Analytical
    • Pays Attention to Detail
    • Efficient & Reliable
    • Good sense of judgment
    • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze financial statements and reports
    • Good working knowledge of taxation, pensions, procurement and internal control measures
    • Adept at Microsoft Office suite, at least one accounting software and ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and tools. Knowledge of Clearbooks is an advantage. 
    • Ability to handle month end close processes, overhead allocations and account reconciliations
    • Education: First Degree
    Valid Till
    11 Aug, 2019

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