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Call for Applications for Appointment as Accountant at the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) - Internal Advertisement

APPLICATIONS are invited from suitably qualified PERSONS for appointment as ACCOUNTANT at the Office of Grants and Research (OGR).

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of Postgraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Accounting & Finance
  • Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience
  • A working experience in a project and grants accounting within an Institution of Higher Education will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate and at least two years’ experience in project accounting
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  • A project management qualification such as PMP will be an advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keep all financial records at the Office of Grants and Research
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports to the Director
  • Preparation of payment vouchers in accordance with the accounting policies and procedures of the University
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statement
  • Ensure the creation and management of Project asset registers in the University
  • Preparation of budget and budgetary controls to aid the Office’s decision-making processes
  • Assist Principal Investigators in preparation of budgets guided by the University’s interest
  • Prepare combined annual audited accounts of externally funded projects
  • Provide sound financial management and engage with researchers and partners for the smooth running of grant activities
  • Coordinate with the Director in monitoring and evaluation of projects implementation and to provide advice on the financial health of research funds/grants
  • Ensure that all project budgets are captured into Grant Account Management System (GAMS) and all project funds are disbursed through the system
  • Ensure that annual roll over of budgets are implemented at the end of each project year
  • Submit periodic (monthly, quarterly, half year, and annual) reports on indirect cost accruing to the University to Central Administration
  • Ensure that indirect cost is paid to the Central Administration across the University
  • Liaise with system developers at UITS to ensure that the system aligns with current trends of managerial accounting
  • Provide general assistance to the Director

Mode of Application

Interested Candidates are to complete Application Forms online (HERE!).

Completed application forms should reach the address below not later than FRIDAY, November 27, 2020:

The Deputy Registrar
Human Resource Development Division
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology
Private Mail Bag
University Post Office

Only short-listed applicants will be invited for interview.