Columba Leadership: Finance Manager


Columba Leadership ( is an NGO that activates youth enterprise and employment by helping young people transcend their personal circumstances and offers meaningful social impact to all investors.

Based:                 Savoy Estate, Johannesburg

Reports to:         Chief Executive Officer

Key Performance Areas:

Finance, Admin, Secretarial

Manage members of Finance Department
Responsible for internal controls, policies and procedures
Perform detailed check of the posting process and reconciliations
Act as the organisation’s representative to SARS
Responsible for Tax compliance
Monitor VAT, PAYE and other statutory returns
Prepare monthly cashflow
Prepare monthly Management Accounts
Present Financial Results at Management Meetings and Trustee Meetings
Prepare Financial Reports for donors
Ensure that Fixed Assets Registers are kept updated
Oversee Credit Card Applications
Follow up Staff Debtors Accounts
Responsible for statutory and donor audits
Maintain and monitor insurance programme
Review salaries and prepare journal
Company Secretarial Functions – Resolutions, meeting requests, minutes, attendance registers, agendas, statutory returns, etc.
Assist with the identification and response to risks in the organisation


Responsible for general controls as well as day-to-day operations
Supervision of IT function to ensure safe environment and operating procedures are in place


Responsible for internal controls, policies and procedures
Ensure implementation of and adherence to the organisation’s Order System
Organise and attend Vendors Committee meetings

Minimum Education, Experience and Competencies:

ACCA or CIMA Qualification (minimum)
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial planning and reporting, risk management, payroll and general office administration
Experience working for an NGO advantageous
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Excellent knowledge of Sage Evolution Accounting and Pastel Payroll packages, or equivalent
Experience in financial reporting
Understanding of local regulatory requirements of IFRS
Good understanding of statutory submissions and compliance
Valid Driver’s licence essential
Proficient in written and verbal English
Excellent report writing skills
Attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills, have the ability to take initiative and be a team player
Adaptability and ability to work in a fluid environment
Planning skills

Interested parties should consider their current strengths in view of the requirements of this position and their willingness to commit to the above. If interested CV applications, together with a letter of motivation, should be submitted to [email protected]

Regret only suitable candidates will be contacted during January 2020. Should you not be contacted by the end of January 2020, please consider the position filled.