Internal Advertisement - Vacancy for Position In Finance Directorate

The University of Ghana hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons within the University for the following position:

POSITION:            ACCOUNTANT

REPORTING TO:    DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

JOB ROLE

Without prejudice to the functions of the specific unit to which the Accountant will be assigned, the job role requires operational support for the achievement of the objectives of the Finance Directorate. This includes:
1.    Preparing the annual operating budget
2.    Submitting periodic reports on the status of plans and projections necessary for the preparation of budgets for succeeding years;
3.    Ensuring that proper books of accounts and records of University property are kept
4.    Preparing consolidated accounts of Units
5.    Affording every facility to both internal and external auditors in the performance of their functions;
6.    Advising on and raising funds for the Unit;
7.    Generally being responsible for ensuring that the Unit complies with the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) and other related Acts.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.    The applicant must:
a.    be a staff of the University of Ghana at the grade of at least, Senior Accounting Assistant;

b.    have a good University degree and professional qualification in Accountancy (ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CA) with at least 2 years relevant post-qualification experience as well as working knowledge of Accounting software packages.

c.    A second degree in a related discipline may be an advantage.
 
2.    Required knowledge, ability and skills:
a.    The position requires a high level of integrity, as the position holder will be exposed to confidential and sensitive information:
b.    Ability to maintain a professional behaviour in all situations;
c.    Experience with the management of staff; and,
d.    Excellent attention to detail and deadlines.

MODE OF APPLICATION

An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra (Hard copy); or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft copy).  The application pack should contain the following:
1.    Completed application form for Senior Administrative and Professional employees (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at: www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd;

2.    An up to date Curriculum Vitae;

3.    Copies of relevant educational and professional certificates; and,

4.    Two reference letters, at least one of which should be from a Head of Unit in the University of Ghana, with whom the applicant has worked.  The reference letters should, among others, include the following information on the candidate:

a.    Professional competence and work output
b.    Leadership abilities and sense of responsibility.
c.    General Contribution to the work of the University (or relevant organization)
d.    Interpersonal skills
e.    Any other relevant information

In compliance with COVID-19 protocols, we encourage all applicants to submit soft copies of their application packs to the Registrar through the approved email address.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to participate in a selection process.

CLOSING DATE
    
Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Friday, 30th  October, 2020.

REGISTRAR