Office and Finance Administrator


Innovation Edge is an innovation catalyst and social impact investor. We take a hands-on approach to supporting unconventional ideas that aim to transform early life experiences for children, aged 0 to 6, living in poverty.

Innovation Edge seeks to appoint a Office and Finance Admnistrator to be based in Cape Town.

Remuneration: R280,000 – R360,000 per annum, commensurate with experience.

Start date:  This position is available immediately

Reports to: The Chief Financial Officer

The best fit for this position is a team player who shares our values:
Purpose-driven: We act with conviction and authentic enthusiasm
Optimistic: We get excited by the idea of big challenges and push the boundaries of impossible
Curious: We aren’t afraid to ask “why?” and go against the majority
Resilient: We spring back into shape after being stretched or put under pressure
Inclusive: We embrace diversity and take great care not to exclude or marginalise

Connecting: We make linkages between people and unconventional ideas to spark innovation

This full time position offers exciting opportunities for building your skills and experience in the investing for impact space.

Finance Administration:
This will include procurement, payments and posting as well as supplier management.

General Administration:

This will include reception, filing, managing Google Drive folders and investment-specific administration.

Meeting and Event Planning:

This will include booking venues, sourcing quotations, scheduling local and international meetings and following up with RSVPs etc.

Travel Logistics:

This will include booking flights and shuttles, booking accommodation and managing visa requirements etc.

Executive Support:

This includes diary management, minute-taking and key stakeholder engagement

Portfolio Support:

This will include a range of finance, project management and administrative activities to support the growth and monitoring of ventures in our investment portfolio.

Minimum Requirements:

Five years’ experience in similar role
Strong preference will be given to applicants with accounting certification and familiarity with cloud-based accounting systems
Fluency in MS Office programmes and Google Suite of products
Knowledge of Asana is beneficial
Valid driver’s licence preferable
Positive can-do attitude, able to thrive in a start-up space, and willingness to grow with the job
If you think you have what it takes, email a max 3 page CV and a cover letter clearly motivating your application to [email protected] by COB on the 29 January 2021. No certificates please.

No applications without a cover letter will be accepted. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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