• Thanda: Financial and Administration Manager

    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    Opportunity type: 
    Thanda is an NPO on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal that empowers rural communities to create change. Thanda offers educational and feeding support through after-school programmes in the local schools and provides agricultural training while also developing markets for local organic produce. Thanda built the first library in the municipality and has a centre that is 100% green. In 2013 Thanda was awarded the Mail & Guardian Investing in Life Award as well as the Southern Africa Trust Drivers of Change Award.

    Thanda seeks to appoint a Financial and Administration Manager, based in its office in Hiberdene, on the South Coast in KwaZulu-Natal.

    The person will join the small office team who can bring financial skills and experience to to the organisation innovative and entrepreneurial NGO. The appropriate candidate will oversee all finances and provide reports to various sectors of the organisation on a monthly basis; and manage other administrative systems within the office.

    • Maintain the Books of Account for Thanda After School;
    • Prepare Financial Statements for Management Purposes, including all subsidiary activity reporting;
    • Prepare Reports and Analysis on Funding Income and Expenditures, including information for grant reports and ad hoc analysis as determined useful to support decisions;
    • Maintain and prepare payroll, and related HR Administration;
    • Develop and maintain adequate & strong internal controls within all financial systems and Processes;
    • Prepare the Budget for Thanda After School and Evaluate, Monitor and Report Actual Results against Budget;
    • Manage the Office and Activities of Administrative Assistant;
    • Assist site staff with administrative systems;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
    • Financial and accounting diploma/degree plus s minimum of three years experience after receipt of diploma/degree;
    • Strong skills in Pastel;
    • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
    • Experience in non-profits preferable;
    • Ability to work well with and motivate others;
    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills;
    • Must be able to keep staff and client matters strictly confidential;
    • Ability to work under pressure, set priorities, and meet deadlines;
    • Fluency in English, including speaking, writing, and reading;
    • Valid driver’s license;
    • Willingness to be flexible and work in unconventional office environment;
    • Ability to build capacity in others;
    • Enthusiasm for innovative programs, social change, and creative thinking.
    Remuneration: R8 000- R12 000 per month in line with experience.

    This is a fixed-term contract.

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