Project Accountant


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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