SAEP: Experienced Bookkeeper/ Financial Accountant

SAEP
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 4 August, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

SAEP is looking for an energetic, organised and experienced bookkeeper / financial accountant who follows a systematic and consistent approach to bookkeeping and reporting. We need someone who is experienced in non-profit work, hard-working, eager to learn and interested in the education environment. Candidates must be willing to take on the role for a minimum period of 2 years, starting as soon as possible.

Role: Experienced Bookkeeper/ Financial Accountant
Reporting to: Director of SAEP
Opportunity closing date: Tuesday, 4th August 2020
Opportunity type: Employment
Location: Cape Town
 
SAEP is looking for an energetic, organised and experienced bookkeeper / financial accountant who follows a systematic and consistent approach to bookkeeping and reporting. We need someone who is experienced in non-profit work, hard-working, eager to learn and interested in the education environment. Candidates must be willing to take on the role for a minimum period of 2 years, starting as soon as possible.
 
Overall objectives of the role

  • Financial record keeping is accurate and complete
  • Ensure the financial systems, policies and procedures are in place and are adhered to
  • Ensure that the organisation has an annual, realistic and approved budget in place before the start of the new year
  • Monitor the annual budget and report on variances
  • Ensure that Board and staff members are informed about the organisation’s financial situation at all times
  • Ensure financial and tax compliance according to legislation.
  • Monitor cash flow and inform relevant departments
  • Assist Fundraising with financial donor information and reports
  • Ensure good relationships with financial stakeholders

Qualifications and skills required

  • Accounting degree, preferably B.Com.
  • Essential requirements:
    • At least 3 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting, with responsibility for routine financial tasks as well as financial reporting and budget preparation
    • Excellent computer literacy, including advanced Excel competency
    • Knowledge of QuickBooks, or similar system
    • Knowledge of VAT submission process and SARS e-filing
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Planning and time management, and ability meet deadlines
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
  •     Experience working in financial management in the non-profit sector

Responsibilities

  • Daily bookkeeping
  • Filing and organising accounting records
  • Manage petty cash
  • Review monthly management accounts
  • Manage restricted funding
  • Set up and authorise payments
  • Prepare annual budget and presentation for Director and Board
  • Monitor budget vs actual each month
  • Prepare monthly report for Director and Board and present at board meetings
  • Monitor and manage cash flow
  • Work with programme managers and coordinators to understand and manage programme costs
  • Prepare files and documentation for auditors and attend to audit queries
  • Prepare and complete relevant SARS, VAT, UIF and other filings
  • Manage the payroll and related matters
  • Liaise with fundraising and prepare financial information required by external funders
  • Manage relationships with banks and all banking activities

To apply, submit CV, qualifications, and cover letter, no longer than three pages, outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the role. The cover letter should also include the names and contact details of three referees to hr@saep.org by no later than 4th August 2020.
 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application – NGO Pulse 

For more about SAEP, refer to https://www.saep.org/

Location: 
Cape Town

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