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  • Posted: May 10, 2019
    Deadline: May 17, 2019
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    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a university in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the public university established in the country, as well as the largest university in the Kumasi Metropolis and in the Ashanti Region. KNUST has its roots in the plans of the King Asantehene Agyem...
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    Project Accountant

    Responsibilities

    • Provide general assistance to the Centre leader
    • Maintain financial records on the project
    • Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports to the funding agency
    • Preparation of payment vouchers in accordance with project requirement
    • Prepare returns on all advanced funds and expenses
    • Assist with procurement in accordance with project requirements
    • Prepare bank reconciliation statement on monthly basis
    • Maintain and update project assets register
    • Prepare budget and budgetary controls to assist management in decision-making
    • Prepare annual accounts for auditing and publish on the centre's website
    • Provide sound financial management and engage with students, researchers and partners for the smooth running of project activities
    • Liaise with the project manager and monitoring and evaluation personnel to provide advice on project risk (financial health)
    • Link up with the office of Grants and Research (OGR) and entre relevant project financial information into the Grants Accounts Management system (GAMS) and
    • Advise on priorities for the achievement of project deliverables

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or any equivalent qualification
    • Membership of institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG)
    • A project management qualification such as Project Management professional (PMP) will be an advantage
    • Must be computer literate with at least 2 years of experience in project accounting
    • Must possess a high level of analytical ability in order to identify and review problems, make independent decisions and or recommend solutions
    • Knowledge and experience in accounting and financial management practices, including a basic understanding of systems of internal control sufficient to review, analyse and interpret procedures and results in order to determine whether transactions and activity comply with laws, regulations, terms and conditions of capital projects contract documents, policies and procedures
    • Ability to delivery high quality customer service to diverse groups
    • Advanced working knowledge of performance measurements and quality service principles to ensure delivery of capital projects accounting services to meet established standards
    • Experience in delivering effective presentations
    • Working knowledge of University accounting, payroll, personnel, material management policies and procedures to effectively review and correct financial transactions using manual forms and electronic media
    • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and
    • Knowledge in French (Written and oral) will be an added advantage.

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    Project Manager

    Responsibilities

    • General assistance to the centre leader
    • Manage postgraduate students and researchers, national and regional partners and engage with stakeholders
    • Plan and coordinate activities in educational and research programmes
    • Act as key contact person and support the leadership for students training and education, research, engagement with students, academics, policymakers, industry collaborators and the public
    • Maintain and update database of students, centre programme participants, reseachers, research groups, parnters and publications
    • Ensure regular update of centre activities and results for the centre's website
    • Maintain records and documentation for the monitoring and evaluation of the project
    • Link up with the office of Grants and research (OGR) and enter relevant project information into the research management information system (ReMIS).

    Qualification Required

    • A minimum of Master's Degree in the relevant field
    • A project management qualification such as Project Management Professional (PMP) will be an advantage
    • Proven experience as programme manager or other managerial position
    • Thorough understanding of project/programme management techniques and methods
    • Excellent knowledge in performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
    • Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
    • Working knowledge of MS Office and programme management software (e.g. Basecamp, MS Project etc) would be an advantage
    • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
    • an analytical mindset with problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral and
    • Knowledge in French (written and oral) will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are to complete application forms, which are obtainable at the Human Resources Development Division, Registrar's Offices, Main Administration Block (Room 214), Knust or Complete the forms at:

    apps.knust.edu.gh/staffapplication

    Completed application forms with curriculum vitae, 2 referees report and photocopies of relevant certificates should be submitted to the Deputy Registrar, HRD:

    The Deputy Registrar
    Human Resource Development Division
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
    Private Mail Bag
    University Post Office
    Kumasi

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