Job Vacancy For Accountant

The Centre for Coastal Management (Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience) of the University of Cape Coast intends to apply part of its funding allocation from its development partners to employ:

Job Title: Accountant

Job Summary

• The Accountant will work closely with the Directorate of Finance of the University of Cape Coast, through the Centre Director, and will have responsibility for the general administration of all financial and accounting matters of the centre for Coastal Management.
• This include: taking custody of all accounting documents, ensuring that project advances and imprests are properly disbursed and accounted for, exercising due and proper care over the financial resources of the centre to guard against any form of embezzlement, fraud and other irregularities\

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities include:

• Assisting the project team with budget preparation for projects funding applications
• Preparation of annual projects operational budgets as well as the monitoring of the budgets
• Processing accurately and promptly all accounting transactions of the Centre such as operating expenses, consultancy payments and vendor payments
• Preparing and submitting in a timely manner, all statutory payments such as taxes and social security deductions
• Liaising with the procurement section of the University for all procurement activities of the centre
• Ensuring compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
• Reviewing the monthly operational results and preparing monthly and quarterly performance reports
• Ensuring that accurate and timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with contract agreements with funders
• Generating and submitting quarterly,interim, ad-hoc and annual financial reports on individual projects, certified by the Director of Finance, to the Centre Director and funders
• Following up on project advances and timely liquidation of advances
• Assisting in the project audit by internal auditors as well as external auditors
• Maintaining proper records of revenue and expenditure, assets and liabilities and report quarterly and annually to the centre director and the director of finance.

Term of Office

• The position is for a four-year team and the successful person must not attain the statutory retirement age before the term expires.

Qualification Required & Experience

An applicant must have the following qualifications

• A good first degree in Accountancy or Finance from a recognised University
• Be a qualified member of any of the following professional bodies
o Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA, Ghana)
O Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
O Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
• Must have obtained 3 years post-qualification working experience
• Experience with donor funded programmes/projects will be an added advantage

Location: Cape Coast

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should send an application letter, two letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae and other relevant documents by post / courier to:

The Director
Centre For Coastal Management
Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience
University of Cape Coast
University Post Office
Cape coast

Closing Date: 21 August, 2020

Job Vacancy For PostDoctoral Fellows (3 Positions)

The Centre for Coastal Management (CCM) at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) invites applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship on the Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) Project in Ghana, from eligible and interested candidates.

Job/Research Area

• Includes areas of research priority for the CCM’s ACEoR Project, Coastal Geomorphology and Engineering, Blue Economy, Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation, Disaster Risk Management and Migration and Ecosystems and Biodiversity.

Qualification Required & Experience


• suitable applicants must have completed their PhD studies within the past three years (from 2017).
• The postdoctoral fellow must have a background in one or combination of the following areas; Fisheries and/or Aquaculture, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Oceanography, Climate Science, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Sociology and other fields related to the research priority (quantitative and qualitative) and good knowledge and application of Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) are required and will give suitable candidates a competitive advantage

Job/Position Description

The Fellows will work within the scope of the priority/thematic areas of research at ACEoR and will be assigned the following responsibilities.

• Conduct research required in the assigned thematic area to the highest standard and in accordance with all institutional and national regulations
• Liaise with research theme leads and staff of CCM to design and implement research instruments, protocols and other tools for laboratory and field data collection and analyses
• Coordinate the acquisition of ethical clearance for all research at the Centre and support the coordination of students research activities
• Contribute to the development of grant-winning research proposals for the centre
• Support the datahub outfit of ACECoR in collating and managing data from students and
• Perform any other assignment as shall be assigned by the Director of CCM/ACECoR


Benefits attached to this position are attractive

Location: Cape Coast

How To Apply For The Job

All suitable applicants should submit their application to the Director, Centre for Coastal Management, University of Cape Coast on or

All applications should include:

• Application Letter
• curriculum Vitae
• Letter of motivation
• Two reference letters
• 5 page research proposal

Send your application via email to:

Under the subject ACECoR Postdoc Fellowship

Closing Date: 09 September, 2020

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