Hanns Seidel Foundation: German Speaking Accounting and Administrative Officer

Hanns Seidel Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 12 January, 2018
Opportunity type: 

The Hanns Seidel Foundation South Africa is a non-profit organisation with its head quarters in Germany. We started operating in South Africa in 1991 to support the democratic transition towards an all inclusive, non-racial democratic society. Today the Hanns Seidel Foundation is committed to promote the spirit and values of the South African Constitution.

Hanns Seidel Foundation seeks to appoint an Accounting and Administrative Officer to be based in Cape Town.
Start date: 1 February 2018

Salary:  Market related salary and benefits

Duration: One-year contract with the possibility of extension 



  • Manage the project’s accounting processes independently according to the Foundation’s rules and regulations for the Western Cape
  • Work with the Foundation’s accounting software program APASYS (German language program)
  • Do monthly, half-yearly and yearly accounts and drafting accounting reports
  • Administration of the Foundation’s bank accounts and effecting of payments
  • VAT
  • Prepare accounts for external audits
  • Annual project budget planning and project finance

Office Management

  • General office administration, filing, telephone service
  • Correspondence in German and English
  • Business-Travel-Management
  • Draft meeting minutes

Project Support 

  • Assist in finalizing project proposals, quarterly and annual reports
  • Assist in drafting agreements and MoUs for project partners 


  • Must be reliable and flexible
  • Be a team player, have the ability to work independently and accurately in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail, a solution oriented and positive mind-set
  • Relevant diploma or degree and at least two years’ related work experience

To apply submit a CV and cover letter to bewerbungen@hsf.co.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about Hanns Seidel Foundation, refer to http://www2.hss.de/suedafrika/en/programmes-in-south-africa.html

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