Data Tester / QA Engineer

ABOUT 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 for 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!

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

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.
  • Ensure relevant and accurate monthly management accounts are
    prepared and submitted to the respective business executives as well
    as addressing any queries raised.
  • Oversee the full accounts receivable and account’s payable function.
  • Oversee the full asset management function, including all relevant
    business insurances.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant CIPC registrations and filing
    requirements.
  • 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.
  • Assist with finance staff training and development to ensure for up-todate
    awareness and knowledge of best practice and financial matters.
  • In collaboration with the CFO and Finance Manager, effectively manage
    all cash flows to meet the organizational needs.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that all source documents are appropriately filed, and files are
    properly labelled to facilitate the easy retrieval of documents.
  • Maintaining accurate accounting records in accordance with IFRS.

Budgets and forecasts

  • Assist the respective business units with the preparation of their
    budgets.
  • Prepare all business unit budgets for accuracy and reasonableness.
  • Prepare expenditure forecasts for the organisation.
  • 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.
  • Work with the National Procurement Manager and Group Financial Director on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts.
  • 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.
  • Preparing presentations and reports, as and when required.
  • Monthly accounts close and roll over including year-end close.
  • Assistance with project specific expense packs and revenue recognition workings as and when needed.
  • Full administration function of accounting system including software updates and annual license renewals.
  • Improving on efficiencies in finance processes.
ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualification

  •  A recognised degree in Accounting is essential
  • Completed CA stream articles with the big 4 is advantageous
  • Professional accreditation is advantageous (CA(SA), AGA, 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

Knowledge

  • Advanced proficiency in the Pastel accounting system
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office – including Word, Excel and Outlook
COMPETENCIES
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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
  •  Able to exercise judgement and work with honesty and integrity
  • Innovative in problem solving
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Able to work independently, taking initiative and ownership of his/her
    tasks
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal skills and emotional
    intelligence
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Meticulous and detail orientated
  • Strong customer service orientation

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