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Job Vacancy: Accounts Officer

Vacant post: Accounts Officer
Location: East legon – Adjiringanor
Application deadline: 31st January 2017
Type of contract: Consultant
Gender: Female
Language required: English & French
Duration: 1 year

1.           Background of the Organisation:

The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) was established in Kinshasa in October 1990 during the 5th International Conference on AIDS and Associated Cancers in Africa, a precursor to the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). The formation of the SAA with the support of the World Health Organization (W.H.O) brought to an end the practice of holding International Conference on AIDS in Africa outside the African continent. At the same time, it empowered Africans to address and respond to the challenges posed by HIV and AIDS on the continent. The SAA envisions an HIV free Africa with capacity to confront HIV and AIDS and its consequences as well as related diseases (such as Tuberculosis and Malaria). The Society also promotes positive environment and research on HIV and related diseases. The SAA is governed by an Executive Council drawn from South, North, East, West and Central Africa. SAA partners and collaborates with AFRICASO, Society for Women against AIDS in Africa (SWAA), NAP+, the Network of Youths in Africa and it enjoys the support of the UN-System, as well as various International organizations, including the International AIDS Society (IAS). SAA is the custodian of ICASA

2.           The Society for AIDS in Africa hereby invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in the following Assignment: [Accounts Officer]

The services to be provided under the Assignment include the following:

The consultant will be an Accounts officer to work for SAA  and assist the team in achieving its work program. The Consultant will work directly under the supervision of SAA Coordinator, Head of Finance Department and the project Accountant.

More details are provided in the below TORs.

Job Category Accountancy
Job Type Contract
Working Experience Minimum of two (2) years
Education Level Minimum of First Degree
Application Deadline 31-01-2017
Industry Non-Governmental Organisation
Salary Range Not Specified



Professional qualification in Accounting. Degree in Financial Management or accounting. Master’s degree in Financial Management or accounting is an added advantage.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 year in financial management or financial accounting (preferably in Middle-scale hospitality organization).

Description Accounts Officer
Category: Finance / Accounting
Location: Greater Accra Region



The Accounts Officer will be Assisting the Project Accountant and the Finance director in managing the organizations accounting and financial requirement including managing the finance department, procurement function and delegates billing systems.


  • Monitor and coordinate with outside units with regard to generation of revenue.
  • Prepare ageing analysis every month in coordination with revenue officers
  • Reconcile final bill claim with provisional bill claim.
  • Pass necessary journal entries & prepare cash trial.
  • Ensure that necessary books of accounts like cash book, ledger etc. are prepared and
  • Compare with exchange bank statement.
  • Compile & record the revenue statement and reconcile the balance with bank
  • Accounts receivables Management
  • Any other work instructed by the Director or the Head of Department.
  • Assist in the direct planning of the financial strategy of SAA.
  • Ensuring effective implementation of all accounting policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the building of an efficient and professional team of employees within Finance and Accounting Department.
  • Assists proactively with cost control requirements, revenue enhancement possibilities, profit improvement opportunities and ensuring a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard company’s assets.


  • Professional qualification in Accounting.
  • Degree in Financial Management or accounting.
  • Master’s degree in Financial Management or accounting is an added advantage


Minimum of 2 years of financial and Accounting experience (preferably in middle scale Nongovernmental organizations).



  • Candidate must possess strong financial acumen, analytical skills, must be solutions oriented and very well organized.
  • Advanced quantitative skills and expertise in the use of EXCEL, MS WORD, POWER POINT and Quick books accounting software).
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English and French as working languages is mandatory
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Energetic and highly self-motivated female.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational capacity and communication and writing skills.
  • Client and results oriented with strong analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to generate reliable reports for use in transactions.
  • Knowledge in general accounting principles.
  • Must possess problem solving and analytical skill.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadline.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multicultural environment and to build effective working relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to track and manage multiple projects at one time.

3. Deadline

Expressions of interest must be received at the address below no later than 31st  February,  2017 at 12:00am local time and specifically mentioning “Accounts Officer” in the subject line of the email or outside the envelop for hard copy application

Individual consultants will be established at the end of the request of expressions of interest. The consultants on the shortlist will be judged on the following criteria on the basis of their resume.

  • Educational level and qualifications for the proposed assignment 30%
  • Resource Mobilization experience 5%
  • Language proficiency (English and French) 30%
  • Knowledge of the west Africa Region 5%
  • Similar experience in the area of expertise of the assignment as described in the Terms of Reference 30%



Attention to: SAA COORDINATOR,
Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA)
P.O BOX AF 2072
TEL: +233303936815 /+233265985725

Email: info@saafrica.org

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