Financial Accountant

THE ROLE

We have an exciting opportunity available for a dynamic, driven Financial Accountant to join the Harambee team. This role requires someone who is passionate about accounting; has a strong attention to detail; and strong analytical skills. If you are looking for a fast-paced, innovative and exciting environment, and meet the requirements below, then this role could be for you.

LOCATION

Gauteng

AS THE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT, YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE:

Finance and treasury management

  • Ensure that financial risks are identified and effectively managed through the implementation and monitoring of appropriate accounting procedures (aligned with IFRS), sound internal controls and good governance structures
  •  Review the effectiveness of the accounting and reporting systems on an ongoing basis, to identify areas for enhancement or improvement
  •  Oversee the full accounts receivable and accounts payable function
  •  Oversee the full asset management function, including all relevant business insurances
  •  Ensure compliance with all relevant CIPC registrations and filing re quirements
  •  Ensure timely SARS submissions and resolution to notifications
  •  Ensure that all organisational staff are provided with efficient and effective support/assistance from the finance core business unit
  •  Effectively manage all cash flows to meet the organizational needs, In collaboration with the Finance Manager
  •  Liaise and manage the existing relationship with the organisation’s bankers
  •  Ensure that organisational spending is undertaken with due regard for value-for-money and identifying areas for potential cost savings
  •  Review all electronic fund transfer (EFT) payments weekly

Budgets and forecasts

  •  Assist the respective business units with the preparation of their budgets
  •  Monitoring monthly actual expenditure against budgets; identifying variances; and ensuring that the necessary follow-up action is taken

Financial statements and audits 

  • Oversee and review the organisation’s preparation process of its annual financial statements
  •  Liaise and manage the existing relationship with the organisation’s auditors
  •  Undertake audit preparations to ensure for an efficient effective, and successful audit process
  •  Ensure that audit findings are timeously resolved, prior to the commencement of the next year’s audit

Contract and procurement management

  • Work with the National Procurement Manager to monitor and ensure for compliance with procurement policies and procedures
  •  Assist with the reviewing of procurement policies and procedures on an ongoing basis to identify areas for enhancement
  •  Assist the National Procurement Manager with tender processes, including the development of tender dossiers
  •  Manage, where relevant, service providers/suppliers to ensure that deliverables are in accordance with the terms and conditions of signed contracts

General 

  •  Managing of core finance team which includes managing of all team deadlines, delegating as and where necessary
  •  Monthly accounts close and roll over including year-end close
  •  Assistance with project specific expense packs, as and when needed
  •  Full administration function of accounting system, including software updates and annual licence renewals

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

Qualification

  •  A recognised degree in accounting is essential
  •  Completed CA stream articles with an accredited audit firm is advantageous
  •  Professional accreditation is advantageous (CA(SA), ACCA, AGA or SAIPA)

Experience

  •  At least 2-3 years’ work experience in an accounting environment
  •  Supervisory experience would be advantageous
  •  Experience in the NPO and/or development sector would be advantageous
  •  Experience working in a fast-paced, team environment

Knowledge

  •  Advanced proficiency in the Pastel accounting system
  •  Advanced proficiency in MS Office – including Word, Excel and Outlook
  •  CaseWare experience would be advantageous

TO SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE YOU SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING COMPETENCIES:

  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Good team player with excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
  •  Able to analyse financial data and information to identify variances and inaccuracies
  •  Able to use discretion and deal with sensitive information in a confidential and professional manner
  •  Able to multi-task and prioritise, including working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  •  Able to exercise judgement and work with honesty and integrity
  •  Innovative in problem solving
  •  Able to work independently, taking initiative and ownership of his/her tasks
  •  Meticulous and detail-orientated
  •  Strong customer service orientation

BY WORKING FOR HARAMBEE YOU’LL GET TOO:

  •  Do meaningful, impactful work every day
  •  Be part of solving one of South Africa’s biggest challenges – youth unemployment
  •  Work with really nice, smart people
  •  Enjoy a flexible working environment, focused on results 
  •  Take time off for yourself with a generous amount of annual leave
  •  Prioritise your personal growth and development, as well as your health and well-being through a strong focus on holistic wellness

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