Chief Finance Officer at BRAC International

Full time @BRAC Ghana in Accounting
  • Post Date : June 12, 2024
  • Apply Before : June 30, 2024
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  • Career Level Officer
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

BRAC International is Hiring! Join BRAC International to create opportunities for people to realise their potential.

Job Title: Chief Finance Officer

Work Station: Accra, Ghana

About the Role:

BRAC International (BI) is seeking a Chief Finance Officer in the Ghana, Accra who is

aligned with it’s ethos of working in partnership with communities to create impact for scale. The

CFO will drive and oversee all the financial activities for the institution as well as formulate financial strategies for BRAC Ghana Savings and Loans Ltd. to support and ensure the overall success of the institution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop framework and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports to all the relevant stakeholders by following International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to ensure all financial activities are properly approved, recorded and documented.
  • Review the financial reporting and provide the CEO with relevant reports as required at board meetings to ensure accuracy.
  • Review and drive the annual audit for BRAC Ghana and provide the board of directors with the findings to ensure adherence.
  • Discuss audit issues with the auditors and follow up with the management team on the implementation by working closely with external auditors and regulatory bodies.
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management and petty cash for BRAC Ghana to minimize the financial risk; analyze financial change in the environment and advise management accordingly.
  • Develop and enforce internal financial and accounting policies and procedures of BRAC Ghana to ensure compliance.
  • Establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation and prepare the annual budget in consultation with the CEO as well as plan for the implementation of the budgets for BRAC Ghana.
  • Monitor all legislation relevant to the institution and all regulations on professional certification to ensure that the institution is compliant.
  • Review financial reports of donor funds, attend donor/lender meetings and take necessary steps to implement the recommendation regarding financial nature.
  • Review and implement the finance and accounting module of BRAC Ghana as well as strategize, organize, direct and control the overall management of financial activities to ensure efficient financial management.
  • Lead, coach and guide the staff in technical expertise, management, and soft skills, where necessary in order to enhance capabilities and deliver up to expectations.

Safeguarding Responsibilities:

  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all levels of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or relevant subjects.

Required Competencies:

  • Financial performance analysis, reporting and accounting.
  • Financial system setup and development.
  • Project budgeting and cost control.
  • Audit and compliance.
  • Financial management skills.
  • Internal controls assessment.
  • Fraud detection & control.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, 5 of which should have been in a senior management position in a similar function.
  • Experience in the financial services sector is preferred.
  • Experience in managing complex accounting and finance systems, including reporting, budgeting, audit, and compliance in INGO with multiple country orientations.

About BRAC International:

BRAC International (BI), a leading non-profit organization, is on a mission to empower people and communities facing poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Our vision is to create a world free from exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and over the last five decades has grown to become one of the world’s largest non governmental organisations (NGOs), reaching over 100 million people. We started our first international operation by venturing into Afghanistan in 2002, building on lessons from our work in Bangladesh to support a nation devastated by war. Currently operating in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Born, proven and led in the Global South, BRAC International brings a unique Southern perspective and commitment to continuous learning, providing a depth of insight, experience and evidence to meet the needs of diverse communities with humility and courage across Asia and Africa. To learn more about BRAC International, please visit ( )

BRAC International Holdings B.V. (BIHBV) was set up in 2010 as a private limited liability company under the laws of the Netherlands and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stichting BRAC International (SBI). BIHBV is a socially responsible for-profit organisation, engaging people in sustainable economic and income-generating activities. The core focus of BIHBV is to provide microfinance services to people, particularly women, living in poverty in rural and hard-to-reach areas to build their financial resilience and improve the quality of life for them and their families.

BRAC first expanded its microfinance operations internationally in 2002 and now operates in seven countries outside of Bangladesh – Myanmar, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. Together, these seven entities serve more than 800,000 clients, 96% of whom are women.

BRAC International Microfinance is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Our Core Values:

Integrity: We approach our work with honesty and integrity.

Innovation: We innovate and iterate to improve our impact.

Inclusiveness: We foster inclusion to reach those who need it most

Effectiveness: We strive for effectiveness to better serve people in poverty

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application process to grab your dream opportunity!

External candidates are recommended to email their Resume with a cover letter and any

supporting documents to [email protected] ; mentioning a brief academic background,

career summary, core competence, professional certifications (if any) etc. within 250 words.

Internal candidates are recommended to apply with their latest Resume including all job

assignments in detail and a cover letter mentioning core competence and career aspiration with

BRAC PIN and email to [email protected] copying their immediate reporting manager.

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 38/24 in the subject bar.

Application deadline: 25 June 2024

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

“BRAC International is an equal opportunities employer”


The Application deadline closed.

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