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The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) is a non-profit foundation that works to protect the rights of children and adults in cocoa-growing areas in West Africa. To reinforce its team, ICI Ghana office is looking for a Finance Assistant. 

Under the supervision of Finance Manager, the purpose of this position is to support the effective and efficient financial operations .  in pursuit of the ICI objectives for the country Office in Ghana.. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Accounting/bookkeeping, and keeping all financial and accountancy documents up to date.
  • Preparation of journal vouchers for payables and receivables for review by supervisor.
  • Prepare reconciliation for all bank accounts and assist to resolve any discrepancies.
  • Ensure follow-up and timely liquidation of all advances to staff for missions and other  activities.
  • Ensure proper filing and archiving of all original accounting and bank documents.
  • Ensure prompt deposit to bank of cheques to vendors and cash arising from liquidation of advances.
  • Maintain register of withholding taxes and follow-up for tax credit certificates.
  • Develop and maintain relationship with vendors and suppliers.
  • Manage fixed assets tracking system.

Mission support and other duties

  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned by the Finance Manager or requested by the ICI Director, Finance & Support Services

Experience and skills

Education and work experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance. Minimum 2 years of similar experience in an NGO or non-profit setting (accounting and financial reporting). 
  • Knowledge of accounting software, Sun Systems is an advantage
  • Knowledge of information management tools and basic IT skills
  • Excellent Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
  • Excellent accounting and bookkeeping skills
  • Ability to rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources


     Fluency in written and spoken English (and French desirable)


  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • A good team player, and ability to contribute to a cooperative work environment.

  • Adaptive to new innovations and must have a strong desire to learn. Detailed oriented, at ease with numbers
  • Autonomous, independent
  • Rigorous, organised, ability to meet deadlines
  • Honest and trustworthy, and demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

ICI Core Values

All ICI staff members are expected to adhere, respect and always promote at any time ICI Core Values: HUMANITY, INTEGRITY, NEUTRALITY, PARTNERSHIP, INNOVATION. Please refer to the ICI website for more details (



Only candidates authorized to work in Accra  should apply.

Please send applications in English including a cover letter and your CV to

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. 

By submitting your application, you consent to us processing your data for the purpose of evaluating your application for this job position. We will keep your application data confidential and only use it for recruitment purposes. Once the job position is closed, your application will be deleted.

Please note that only those candidates who match the above requirements and who have been selected for interview will be contacted.

Personal Data Statement

This Personal Data Statement will provide you with information on how your personal data will be handled for the purposes of processing your job application. You are just about to send us personal information in support of your request to be considered for employment within International Cocoa Initiative. This information will be treated confidentially by ICI and will only be used for the purposes of processing your application for employment within ICI.

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You have the right to access and rectify your personal information by contacting us at hr [@] You have the right to ask ICI to delete your information by contacting us at hr [@] By applying to a position advertised, an internship or by sending a spontaneous application to ICI, you automatically agree to the above term.

Child Safeguarding

NB: ICI has zero-tolerance for all forms of child neglect, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and psychological) and exploitation (sexual and commercial).

ICI commits to put the best interest of the child first, and at the centre of its work, irrespective of a child’s ability, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexuality and culture. ICI recognizes its responsibility to ensure and to promote a safe and secure environment for children.

To effectively manage risks to children, ICI requires the commitment, support and cooperation of all staff, associates, partners, suppliers, service-providers and visitors.

By applying at ICI, you automatically agree to the above term and uphold the principles described herein.

Equal opportunities and non-discrimination

ICI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities and non-discrimination for all employees and employment applicants, and to providing employees with a fair work environment free of discrimination.  


ICI and its preferred recruitment partners will NEVER ask candidates for fees for any purpose during the recruitment process. No recruitment fee, no hiring fee, no security deposit, no software or equipment charges are charged to candidates applying to ICI.