Director of Finance and Grants Management At CDD

Job Description

As the Director of Finance and Grants Management at CDD, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing financial management, policies, and systems, while also managing and supervising all accounting operations. Related to current jobs in Ghana 2023

Job Title: Director of Finance and Grants Management

Organization: CDD-Ghana

Location: Accra, Ghana

About CDD-Ghana:
CDD-Ghana is a renowned organization with a distinguished history of promoting good governance, transparency, and public participation in Ghana. We are currently seeking an experienced professional to join our senior management team as the Director of Finance and Grants Management. This role offers a unique opportunity to engage with government officials, policymakers, public institutions, grant-making organizations, civil society, and diverse communities of citizens in pursuit of our mission and vision.

Position Overview:
The Director of Finance and Grants Management will lead our annual budgeting process, collaborate with cross-functional teams, perform controller duties, oversee financial analysis and forecasting, and prepare regular financial reports for the board and senior management teams. Your responsibilities will also include coordinating audit activities and, in close collaboration with the Director of Programs and Operations, managing grant/subgrant and contract activities, ensuring compliance, reporting, and financial management.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead and oversee financial management, policies, and systems.
Manage all accounting operations and ensure accuracy and compliance.
Lead the annual budgeting process, collaborating with various functional areas.
Perform controller duties, including financial analysis and forecasting.
Oversee the preparation of regular financial reports for the board and senior management.
Coordinate all audit activities and engage with external auditors.
Manage grant/subgrant and contract activities, ensuring compliance and financial management.
Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement the organization’s strategy, plans, and policies.
Report directly to the Executive Director.

Skills and Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Finance.
Qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICA) or Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or other relevant accounting and financial management qualifications.
Proficiency in financial and accounting software such as ACCPAC and MS Office.
Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple tasks within set deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and coherent reports.
Minimum of 7 years of relevant job experience; experience in a not-for-profit organization of a similar or larger size is an advantage.
Proven track record of leading financial audits, including experience working with external auditors.
Outstanding organizational and planning skills with a high level of efficiency.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines, with flexibility to work longer hours during peak periods.
Professional maturity and personal integrity.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter via email to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] no later than Friday, October 20, 2023.

CDD-Ghana is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Join us in our mission to advance good governance, transparency, and public participation in Ghana. Be part of a dedicated team making a difference in the lives of citizens and the future of our nation.