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Job advert - Bookkeeper



He/she will be responsible for General finance and accounting duties requiring high-level accuracy and provide support to the finance and programming team in all matters of finance at the junior level.


Transaction processing

  • Process and prepare financial and business forms for the purpose of checking account balances, facilitating purchases, etc.

  • Perform routine calculations to produce analyses and reports as requested by the finance manager.

  • Help oversee and manage individual accounts.

  • Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets, checking for accuracy.

  • Assist staff in filing business process forms, receipts, and payment vouchers.

  • Track all payables and receivables to ensure that Lively Minds do not lose sight of ageing receivables and payable.


Procurement and Logistics Support

  • Assist the Procurement and Logistics Officer in the day-to-day coordination of a fully compliant procurement system with associated operating procedures.

  • Assist the Procurement and Logistics Officer to capture and analyze data from the vehicle logs.


Compliance with Policies and Procedures 

  • Review requisitions to ensure appropriate coding is done and authorisations obtained before processing.

  • Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified by conversing with employees and/or clients.

  • Report any troubling discoveries or suspicion of wrongdoing to the proper authorities.

  • Devise a tracking system for statutory returns and ensure that Lively Minds does not default on statutory obligations.

  • Track any non-adherence to Lively Minds financial policies and procedures and bring to the attention of the supervisor.


Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Assist the finance officers in drafting routine financial reports on a regular basis.

  • Answer finance related questions and help stakeholders and staff with issues that need to be explained.

  • Attend finance department meetings, writing minutes and making follow up on outstanding issues.

  • Suggest to supervisor changes or improvements that are necessary to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions.

  • Deputise in the absence of the Bolga Finance and Admin officer.

For a detailed understanding of the role and person criteria, please see the Job Description.

About us

Our mission is to get preschool children in rural Africa school-ready.  At present over 250 million children worldwide fail to receive the education and care they need in their early years which means they are less likely to do well in school, find gainful employment, and are at greater risk of early marriage, early parenthood and even criminality. Current approaches to solving this crisis are not proving effective or scalable in lower middle income countries.

That’s where Lively Minds comes in. We have developed an award-winning Early Childhood Development programme that has been proven to get pre-schoolers in hard-to-reach communities school-ready, so they have a greater chance of succeeding in school and in life. The programme provides marginalised Mothers with a parenting course that empowers them to run educational Play Schemes for pre-schoolers and to provide better home-based care, using cheap local resources.  The programme is delivered through government partners, is cheap and highly scalable.


Over the past few years, the Lively Minds programme has been delivered in over 1000 communities in rural Ghana and Uganda. During COVID we launched a radio programme for parents, and this is now reaching over 2 million households each week.  We are extremely proud that the Government of Ghana have now adopted the programme and we have a ground-breaking partnership with them to support them to institutionalise it, fund it and to scale it to 60 education districts, reaching over 4000 communities and 1 million children. We see this partnership as the test case that will provide the blueprint to take the programme to scale in Uganda and elsewhere within the next 5 years, so that we can have a transformative role in tackling the global ECD crisis.

We’re an ambitious organisation, determined to have a major positive impact on the world. We work hard at a fast pace, in a challenging environment. We expect everyone to give their best to achieve the best possible results. Our work is demanding but provides plenty of opportunity for innovation, responsibility, growth, collaboration, creativity and fun. We want all staff to be happy, fulfilled and to feel appreciated and valued in their work. 

How to apply

Please download an Application Form and send the completed form to before the deadline.

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm GMT on 30th October 2023

However, qualified applicants who will be available to start work immediately or at the shortest notice will be prioritised.

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