College Finance Officer – Jasikan College of Education


The College Finance Officer is the Chief Accounting Officer of the College and the Chief Finance Advisor to the Principal. He/She is responsible to the Principal for the financial administration of the College. He/She:


• Has general responsibility for the administration of the financial affairs of the College that will ensure its financial health
• Is responsible for the implementation of policies relating to accounting and financial control in the college
• Ensures that financial statements and an annual budget of the college are prepared and presented for approval and implementation
• Liaises with appointed external auditors to get the college’s financial statements audited
• Superintends overall accounting officers, treasury management and expenditure in line with the College’s objectives and budgets
• Ensures that information on all college property, assets, stocks, valuables and all funds properly recorded and kept in an assets register
• Collects all legitimate revenue due to the college and maintains the accounting functions of other self-accounting and income generating units of the college
• Performs any other functions assigned by the Principal of the college


• Hold a good first degree or comparable qualification plus a professional qualification or a master’s degree in Finance/Accounting from a recognised institution of higher learning would be appropriate
• Be a member of a recognised accountancy professional body
• Have served as a Deputy Finance Officer in a college of Education of comparable grade in a similar institution/organisation for at least 4 years
• Be able to serve as a minimum of 1 term of 4 years before he/she attains the compulsory retirement age of 60 years
• Have evidence of in-depth grasp and application of systems and procedures for financial administration in tertiary educational institutions/colleges of Education in Ghana.
• Be able to carry out corporate planning with respect to annual budgeting, budgetary control and long term or strategic planning regarding all the finances of the college
• Have demonstrated ability to liaise with Ministries, Departments and agencies (MDAs) in respect of financial matters affecting the college
• Have a clear understanding of and be able to prepare and consolidate final accounts and also comment on management reports for external auditors
• Have hands-on ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines
• Possess proactive commercial flair and be analytical, critical, result-oriented, innovative and visionary
• Be able to build strong team spirit, direct, train/develop and motivate staff
• Be familiar with accounting software and have very good IT, communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills

Conditions of Service

Salary and conditions attached to the position are attractive and are in accordance with approved Harmonized condition of service for colleges of education


How to Apply

Interested applicants for any of the above-listed positions should send applications. Applications and supporting documents (marked with the position) are to be submitted through the Principal to:


The Chairman
Search Committee
Jasikan College of Education
P.O.Box 14
Jasikan-Buem, Ghana

Application Deadline: 10th August 2020.


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