Finance Project Officer




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 monthly Assist with the preparation and submission of funder reports timeously
  • Preparing all other financial information and documents required by funders monthly
  • Ensuring compliance with funder contractual requirements
  • 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 1-2 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 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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