Orbis: Assistant to the Finance Officer

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

Orbis UK is an affiliate of Orbis International, a global charity that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness. Find out more about the amazing story behind the creation of Orbis.

Orbis seeks to employ an Assistant to the Financial Officer to be based in Cape town.


  • Day to day accounts payable processing for the organisation and ensure:
  • timely and accurate coding and processing of vendor invoices and other accounts payable vouchers
  • the maintenance of accurate accounts payables ledger balances
  • all vouchers are properly approved before posting and payment
  • ensure invoices are captured for timely payments in line with vendor credit terms
  • Grant / Fund Reporting
  • Assist the Finance & Operations manager in capturing monthly expense reports for ORBIS

Accounts Payables

  • Receive all purchase invoices
  • Copy/Scan and distribute accounts payable invoices to relevant authorising manager for coding
  • Check coding and authorisation of invoices, allocate VAT and post to accounts payable system Reconcile creditor’s statements to accounts payable ledgers and alert Finance & Operations Manager to make appropriate payments to vendors in line with vendor terms
  • Resolve staff and vendor queries
  • Prepare required general ledger journals for adjustments and accruals arising from the above

Project Accounting 

  • Process staff expense claim forms, checking general ledger coding, receipts and approvals.
  • Reconcile employee travel advances to the general ledger on a monthly basis
  • Involved in producing financial reports for projects such as ‘Seeing is Believing’

Bank Reconciliations & General Ledger work

  • Assist the Finance & Operations Manager with month end accounting processes as required
  • Reconcile bank accounts for projects such as ‘Seeing is Believing’


  • Accounting Diploma/degree – (part qualification)
    Computer literacy with experience of accounting software(SAGE will be a
    plus) and MS Office package, with excellent Excel skills
  • Knowledge of goods and services procurement processes
  • Knowledge accounts payable process
  • Three years in similar position

To apply, submit your CV and motivation letter to thilda.nel@orbis.org

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

For more about Orbis, refer to www.gbr.orbis.org 

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies 

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