To ensure that funds are effectively managed, accounted for and reported on a day-to-day and monthly basis, in accordance with IFRS and funder requirements.

All Harambee team members are required to adopt a flexible approach to their roles as we are a rapidly evolving and innovative organisation. While key responsibilities of the role are outlined below, Harambee reserves the right to change and/or expand on these responsibilities as the organisation evolves and as the employee grows.


Grants Management & Financial Reporting

Maintaining accurate accounting records in accordance with IFRS

Ensuring that grant/social investment funds are properly managed and accounted for, in accordance with funder requirements

Preparing all relevant project journals to be processed on a monthly basis Assist with the preparation and submission of funder reports timeously

Preparing all other financial information and documents required by funders on a monthly basis

Ensuring compliance with funder contractual requirements
Analysing and assisting with funder spending in relation to activities and outputs

Ensuring that all source documents are appropriately filed and files are properly labelled to facilitate retrieval of documents

Assist with the setting up the funder chart of accounts

Assisting with other administrative duties as requested by the Finance team members

Cash Flow Management

Preparing expenditure reimbursements between projects as per grant contracts


Ensuring that all project records are ready for donor or statutory audits

Assisting with audit preparations to ensure efficient, effective and successful statutory and donor external audits

Risk Management

Assisting with the management of financial risks
Assisting with ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements


Matric and a diploma or equivalent qualification in bookkeeping/finance
At least 3-5 years’ work experience in an accounting/bookkeeping/finance environment Proficiency in the Pastel accounting system
Experience in the NGO and/or development sector would be advantageous
Advanced proficiency in MS Office – including Word, Excel and Outlook


Able to analyse financial data and information to identify variances and inaccuracies Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

Able to use discretion and deal with sensitive information in a confidential and professional manner.

Able to multi-task and prioritise Good work ethic
Able to exercise good judgement Honesty and integrity

Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Able to use own initiative and take ownership of his/her tasks; and work with limited supervision

Good team player
Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence Meticulous and able to pay attention to detail
Strong customer service orientation

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