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Finance and Administration Officer - Lively Minds

Date Posted: May 04, 2021
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  • Location:
    Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    1 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jun 04, 2021

Job Description

Lively Minds is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer to join our lively, global finance team in July 2021. The Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for handling and recording financial transactions, maintaining accurate accounts and monitoring and escalating any financial risks and issues in a timely manner.

The successful candidate must be assertive, values driven and risk averse with an understanding of the importance of compliance and regulation. For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description on our website:

Required Skills or Experience

Essential experience and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, administration or economics; or ICA GH Part II; or equivalent.
    • 3+ years’ experience in an accounting or finance role.
    • Extensive understanding of accounting principles and local financial regulations/laws.
    • Strong quality focus and able to keep accurate financial records and reports from incomplete records.
    • Hands-on practical experience of bank reconciliations.
    • Self-starter who is able to work with limited supervision.
    • Experience of liaising with professional specialists responsible for risk management and co-ordinating financial records, reports and controls.
    • Able to uphold and enforce financial protocols and demonstrate utmost accountability.
    • Able to manage and coach others.
    • Technically literate – basic user of MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel and MS Teams and able to adapt to and learn new tech systems easily.

    Desirable experience and skills

    • Experience of working with remote teams.
    • Experience of working in the NGO sector.
    • Good user of Xero, Quick Books or similar accounting software.

    You will be expected to perform against the Lively Minds Competencies.

    How To Apply

    Please click here to download an Application Form

    To apply, send the completed form to before the deadline.
    Deadline for applications: 11:59pm Sunday 16th May 2021.
    To identify the right candidate, we have created a two-stage recruitment process:
    • Stage 1: Short-listed candidates will be asked to undertake a remote, written assessment.
    • Stage 2: Successful candidates from Stage 1 will be asked to attend an assessment day.
    Written assessment:
    • 24th May 2021 (remote).
    Assessment day:
    • 11th June 2021 in Techiman.


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    • The Recruiter reserves the right not to proceed with filling the position.
    • An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.



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Company Overview

Tamale, Northern, Ghana

We do not provide aid. We believe that people can only break the cycle of poverty if they are given the information, skills, and confidence to make changes themselves. The solutions don’t need to be complicated or expensive. We work with partners and... Read More

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