One to One Africa: Finance Manager

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One to One Africa Children’s Fund is the South African-registered office of a United Kingdom-based charity that works with vulnerable and traumatised children, helping to transform the lives of those affected by disease, trauma and disability. The charity has been working in Africa for more than 15 years, in partnership with local organisations. It has focused largely on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and has facilitated significant improvements in access to treatment and quality of care throughout southern Africa. The organisation is currently implementing a project called ‘Enable’ in the Eastern Cape that trains local women as Mentor Mothers to deliver child and maternal health interventions at the community level, as well as overseeing some smaller-scale programmes in the Western Cape.

One to One Africa seeks to appoint a Finance Manager to be based in Cape Town.

This is a part-time, consultancy basis (three to four days per month)

Responsibilities:

  • Review the book-keeping on an ongoing basis to keep the records accurate and up-to-date
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations and ensuring balances reflect split between unrestricted and restricted funds
  • Check any necessary accruals and prepayments
  • Review the balance sheet for unreconciled/unexpected balances
  • Review cash flow requirements by project
  • Prepare/review draft management accounts and preparing a commentary
  • Ensure compliance with tax regulations
  • Ensure appropriate tax receipts are issued to donors where necessary
  • Help to prepare project budgets and forecasts
  • Pull together the annual organisational budget and forecasts
  • Prepare draft statutory accounts for year-end and liaising with the auditors
  • Ensure there are strong financial controls in place
  • Review banking arrangements and controls over payments
  • Prepare a finance manual and documenting all appropriate systems and procedures

Requirements:

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) qualification
  • Recognised three years’ Bachelors Accounting or Finance Degree
  • Minimum of five years’ post-article experience in a financial management role
  • Previous experience in an NGO/NPC mandatory. Experience in a multi-national NGO preferred
  • Proven knowledge and experience of computerised systems, with accounting packages as well as advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of Sage accounting package (Sage 50) a distinct advantage
  • Experience managing an organisation’s financial and tax-related compliance requirements
  • Detail-orientated and analytical thinker
  • Ability to manage competing tasks; ability to prioritise and produce high level output consistently

To apply, submit your CV and a letter of motivation to [email protected] indicate in your application your available starting date and daily rate.

For more about One to One Children’s Fund, refer www.onetoonechildrensfund.org

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