Opportunities & Vacancies

ACCOUNTANT

VACANCY NOTICE

 The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is looking for an ACCOUNTANT.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  • Prepare in a timely manner, accurate quarterly, bi-annual, annual financial reports, including income statement, balance sheet, cash flow and notes to accounts.
  • Daily capturing of all financial transactions from various projects account into financial accounting system and in accordance with International Financial Reporting (IFRS) to enable production of financial statements
  • Liaise with other finance team members to ensure that all projects financial transactions are properly captured into the financial accounting system.
  • Liaise with the logistics department to ensure and undertake stock valuation and counting exercise leading to the preparation of final accounts.
  • Maintain a solid fixed asset register for KCCR that encompasses all project assets at the various project sites to enable the preparation of financial statements
  • Maintain control of the following areas: general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivables, expense reports,
  • Assist in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation of project accounts to the financial statements.
  • Prepare and assist with developing audit schedules for the annual audit.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the draft audited financial statements
  • Other relevant and related accounting duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proactive, hands-on finance personnel who will own, in partnership with the Head of Administration and other finance team members, the responsibility for the preparation of final accounts for the Centre.
  • A good understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Strong financial reporting skills
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality.
  • Strong team player and good interpersonal skill
  • Able to work with or without supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadline

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. ACCA/CA Strongly required, and MBA in Accounting/Finance is an added advantage. Part qualified might be accepted (E)
  • Minimum of 5 years of finance and accounting experience in a similar position is required, including finance, accounting, and audit (including gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to management and external stakeholders) (E)
  • Not-for-profit experience, with experience with fund/grants (international funding organizations) accounting preferred (D)
  • Solid experience in coordinating final accounts and audit activities in a project-based/not-for-profit organization is strongly desired (E)
  • Proficiency with accounting software and excellent Excel skills (E)
  • Knowledge of Panacea Accounting software is an asset (D)
  • Very good written and spoken English skills (E)

The contract will be for an initial period of Twelve (12) months renewable

Expected starting date: 1st September 2021

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copy of last academic certificate and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date: 6th August 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact the Head of Administration on sobel@kccr.de     

Head of the Logistics/Procurement Department

 VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is looking for a Head of the Logistics/Procurement Department.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  •       Leading the procurement team
  •             Accountable for all purchases and procurements in his department
  •            Evaluates and determines vendor effectiveness and compliance
  •            Analyses the vendors/suppliers market and identify potential problems and recommend solutions
  •            Review the Procurement Process and suggest optimizations in the workflow of KCCR´s procurement policies and procedures
  •           Customs Clearance of laboratory supplies and equipment including vehicles
  •       Management of inventory using software-based records
  •           Other relevant and related procurement duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •        A good understanding of the International purchasing and ordering processes and regulations
  •           Excellent time management skills, with the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality.
  •           Strong team player and good interpersonal skill
  •           Able to work with or without supervision
  •           Ability to work under pressure to meet a strict deadline

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  •             MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  •             IATA Certificate in Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) 
  •             At least 5 years professional experience in a comparable position
  •              Very good knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, email, internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  •             Very good written and spoken English language, knowledge of German language ideal

The contract will be for an initial period of Twelve (12) months renewable
Expected starting date: 1st September 2021

 MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copy of last academic certificate and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

 Closing Date: 6th August 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact the Head of Administration on sobel@kccr.de