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Job vacancy for Manager Accounting Administration at Baraka Shea Butter

1        Summary


Baraka is hiring a Manager, Finance and Administration to provide finance and administration leadership and execution in Ghana and executive level support to the same function in Canada. The position is based in Accra with frequent travel to field operations in Wa.


The successful candidate will be highly experienced with a proven track record and an entrepreneurial self-starter ready to grow with an exciting international venture.


Opportunity exists for increasing responsibilities with Canadian parent organization.

Send CV and cover letter, along with a Loom Video link to

No other form of application will be considered

2        Company Background


Baraka is a Canadian/Ghanaian business supplying Ghanaian sourced, non-timber botanical products (Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, etc.) to North American and Global Markets.  Production and procurement occurs in Ghana with marketing and distribution largely taking place from it’s North American packaging and warehouse centre.


Shea Butter was the business’ first product and is still the most important product and primary source of revenue. All shea butter is produced in Wa


While Baraka’s field operations are based in Wa, this position will be based in Accra, with frequent travel to Wa. It will also involve working closely with the global CEO and supporting finance, administration and inventory management at the Canadian headquarters.


3        Responsibilities and Duties


Responsibilities and duties include:


·      Overseeing and implementing Baraka’s financial, accounting and administrative policies and procedures (and providing feedback on development and refining of same)

·      Keeping up to date financial and accounting records and ensuring all transactions are recorded properly and reconciliations and other functions performed as required

·      Providing timely and accurate accounting and financial reports

·      Overseeing and managing all administrative requirements including registrations, reportings, filings, etc.

·      Preparing and reconciling monthly, quarterly and annual budgets;

·      Managing reporting and regulatory compliance with GSA, SSNIT, etc.

·      Overseeing and managing all administrative requirements of Human Resource Management including proper record keeping, payroll administration, contracting, reporting, filings, etc.

·      Overseeing data input and management for Baraka’s ERP system and providing advise and support as this system evolves and grows

·      Providing timely and accurate administrative, HR and Data management reports as required

·      Providing administrative and financial support to Baraka’s global operations as required. This is expected to include inventory management, data entry and transaction support


4        Qualifications and Skills


The successful applicant will be a motivated self-starter with a passion for accuracy and detail and an ability to work effectively in a dynamic team environment.


Specific skills and qualifications required include:


·      Recognized accounting designation and at least 5 years of senior level accounting experience

·      Familiarity with all administrative requirements for Ghanaian businesses including all registrations, reportings, processes and procedures associated with business operations, human resource and all aspects of the business

·      Familiarity with Quickbooks and other accounting packages

·      Familiarity with online inventory management systems, preferably Fishbowl.

·      High level of skills in Microsoft Excel and other relevant software packages

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·      Proven ability to supervise staff and lead

·      Team player, able to lead by example and by doing, and ready to roll up sleeves and do grunt work when required.


5        Salary and Benefits


Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications


 Hours:  8:00am to 5:00pm (or as required)


Location:  You will work from the offices of Serengeti Capital in Labone but will be required to make frequent trips to Wa and, in due course, to Canada



   Lead the Finance, accounting, and administration team (you are the team to start, so be ready to roll up your sleeves)

   Develop, implement and manage Finance and Administration policies and procedures

   Implement and maintain internal controls, processing payroll, budgeting, costing, and financial statements preparation and analysis

   Responsible for journal entries, reconciliations and liaising with customers, sales, and staff.

   Keep up to date financial and accounting records.

   Provide executive level support to global inventory management system

   Manage Month-end, Quarter-end, and Year-End closing responsibilities.

   Develop and maintain asset register;

   Ensure timely and accurate processing of transactions on accounting software.

   Manage the budget process, working with functional leads to prepare, monitor and report on monthly, quarterly and annual budgets

   Hire, train, and manage staff.

   Develop and implement internal reporting systems and processes.

Play lead role in implementing company-wide (Canada/Ghana) inventory control system

Experience & Education Requirements:


   Minimum first degree in Accounting or Business with Professional accounting qualification highly desirable

   Proven record at understanding and dealing with Ghanaian regulatory institutions (GSA, SSNIT, etc.)

   Minimum 5 years of SENIOR accounting experience

   Proficient in Word, Excel and other Office software

   Excellence in Excel, including modeling, etc.

   Well organized

   Fluent spoken and written English

   Interested in a career opportunity rather than simply a job


Salary:  TBD based on experience and qualifications




Send CV and cover letter, along with a Loom Video link to


Your cover letter must contain a Loom video link where you will explain why you want this position and why you would be best for it.


Failure to include it will disqualify your application

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