Harambee is looking for a Project Accountant to ensure that funds are effectively managed, accounted for and reported on a daily 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/approving all relevant journals to be processed on a monthly basis Preparing monthly general ledger account reconciliations
Preparing funder reports timeously
Preparing all other financial information and documents required by funders Ensuring compliance with funder contractual requirements

Analysing and reporting funder spending in relation to activities and outputs

Preparing funder budgets

Attending funder meetings, as required

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

Ensuring that the chart of accounts (financial reporting system) is designed and continuously enhanced to facilitate ease of reporting

Preparing and maintaining the funder database and schedule of reporting deadlines Ensuring effective funder engagement and relationship management, as required Providing support to the finance team, as required

Cash Flow Management

Preparing cash flow projections and managing the cash flows accordingly


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

Coordinating and facilitating donor site visits

Ensuring that audit findings are timeously resolved, prior to the commencement of the next year’s audits

Risk Management

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


A diploma, degree or equivalent qualification in Accounting
At least 3-5 year’s work experience in an accounting environment Advanced proficiency in the Pastel accounting system
Cost accounting experience would be advantageous
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 judgement

Honesty and integrity

Innovative in problem solving

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

Able to analyse and evaluate data and information Good team player
Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence Strong planning and organisation skills

Meticulous and able to pay attention to detail Strong customer service orientation

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