Accountant - Cape Town Verfied

R 40 000 – 46 000 per month Cape Town, Western Cape Cape Town, Western Cape more than 14 days ago 29-07-2022 1:32:25 PM
Accountant (JB2173)
City Centre, Cape Town
R40 – 46 000 per month
Duration: Short term contract (1 - 3 months)

A Cape Town based NPO is actively sourcing a Financial Accountant with strong processing experience to join their small team on a short term contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting and supporting the CFOO with day-to-day operations and implement efficient and diligent financial practices.

Applicants must have an excellent understanding of accounting practices and processes without relying on accounting software. This role is full function, with no management responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCom)
Qualified accountant with at least five years’ post articles experience in financial accounting and reporting
Full financial accounting function, including procurement experience and a strong working knowledge of Pastel or similar accounting software
Excellent knowledge of IFRS for SMMEs and strong working knowledge in local GAAP
Experience in multi-donor financial accounting and management or equivalent experience
Experience in the non-profit environment will be an added advantage
Membership of Professional Accounting Body will be an added advantage.
Advanced Excel knowledge
Proactive approach to work and good self-motivation
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to deal with people from different cultures
Ability to deal authoritatively with a range of partners and contractors
A strategic thinker with strong leadership capabilities, highly motivated, committed and goal orientated
Ability to work flexibly and to adapt to changing demands and circumstances
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provision of effective and efficient financial and administrative support to the CFOO
Perform the full financial accounting function, including procurement processes and variance analysis
Facilitate and prepare the budget and forecast processes for the organisation, drawing figures and information from regional offices and ensuring it aligns with organisational objectives
Understanding contracts and assessing whether transactions are aligned to contract terms
Maintain internal control system and ensure compliance with NPO policies
Assist in development of institutional and donor proposal budgets & external audits
Preparation of local and international payments
Timely submission of monthly and annual financial reports;
Maintenance of fixed asset register, depreciation and assessment of useful life
Ensuring compliance with tax and accounting laws and regulations
Prepare and administer payroll and tax remittance
Ensure strict adherence and compliance to financial control systems, policies and procedures
Monitor budget implementation and expenditures and communicate outcomes to CFOO for decision making
Ensure efficient payments and disbursements according to approved policy and procedures
Perform bank and vendor reconciliations
Work with the CFOO and other members of the finance and operations team to ensure smooth running of the finance and operations of the organisation.
Examine and analyse financial information and present findings to CFOO
Perform month- and year end procedures, and prepare reports
Manage Cashflow
Assisting in the development and maintenance of an integrated financial and reporting system that takes into account consolidation of regional offices’ financial statements
Supervise and lead a team where necessary
Develop and conduct internal audit procedures and systems
Prepare consolidated financial statements, reconciliations and audit file for external audits
Liaise with external auditors
Preparation of monthly management accounts, as well as management and Board reports
Maintaining all necessary records including invoices, expenses, payments and transactions
Develop key performance indicators, dashboards and reporting tools for performance and budget tracking
Ensuring high quality reporting and robust processes are in place to support the team
Provide monthly up-to-date and accurate funder and project reports to the CFOO and project coordinators