We seek a dynamic professional for a Financial Expert role in an exciting fund management project in Ghana.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

· Provide grant management support, including technical and financial reporting and compliance

· Lead meetings and engagements with project stakeholders to ensure continued or new financial or technical support to the project

· Contribute to resource mobilisation strategies

· Strengthen resource mobilisation systems, grants and investment management in consultation with the client

· Track priorities and trends in international funding that could impact the fund’s opportunities

· Manage technical and financial proposal development, submission and negotiation

· Liaise with the client to identify new funding opportunities, design projects, engage potential partners and develop tools to support resource mobilisation and grant management efforts

· Assist with the setup and monitoring of activities (including financial) and the implementation of project activities and budgets

· Follow up on policy interpretation to ensure full compliance with project requirements

· Develop activity budgets and oversee grant implementation

· Maintain complete and updated activity files

· Work with procurement staff to ensure timely delivery and documentation of items

· Prepare and maintain grant documents consistent with all applicable requirements


Experience and Education

· A recognised professional accounting qualification (e.g. CPA, ACCA, ICAG, CIMA)

· A Master’s degree in Accounting, Business or Finance

· A minimum of 10 years’ post–qualification experience in a similar environment, including managing an accounting department or donor-funded project accounts

· Experience in interpreting financial management reports, analysing variations to plans and determining corrective actions required

· Knowledge of international financial reporting standards & international standards on auditing

· Knowledge of public sector accounting procedures and operational knowledge of international and country financial and accounting management practices, including MIS applications

· Experience and familiarity with donor disbursement procedures, reporting requirements, submission of withdrawal applications and the maintenance of Designated Accounts

· Skills in financial management supervision

· Capacity to be a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide advice and recommend actions

· Technical and conceptual knowledge of financial management

Skills and Attributes

The ideal candidate should also demonstrate the following attributes:

· Analytical skills and ability to develop and implement accounting systems

· Working knowledge in Microsoft office application software and use of computerised accounting systems

· Basic knowledge in procurement principles and procedures

· Report writing and presentation skills

· Excellent skills in project management demonstrated in previous jobs


Deadline for receipt of applications is 20 May 2021

To apply, please forward your cover letter and CV giving details of your qualifications and experience quoting IDAS/FM/2021 to gh-fmidasrecruits@kpmg.com

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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About KPMG

KPMG is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. Our International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) unit adopts a pan-African approach to development work, employing full-time experienced development experts across the African continent. We coordinate projects throughout Africa to ensure consistency of delivery, results and development impact.

Our diverse team includes people of different professional backgrounds and nationalities, and this mix is fundamental to our success. Typically, we assemble teams of senior professionals comprising specialist development expertise combined with core knowledge in financial and risk management.

We manage several funds and programmes in various sectors including agribusiness, climate, resilience and health. To support the growth of our fund management portfolio, we are looking to recruit a dynamic professional with expertise in financial management and resource mobilisation as well as knowledge/experience in agribusiness in Sierra Leone.

We offer:

An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge development programmes across Africa
Continuous learning and development
Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams
Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative
Competitive salary