SCAT: Bookkeeper

Social Change Assistance Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 19 February, 2018
Opportunity type: 

The Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) is a dynamic organisation which has a 33-year track record as a nonprofit organisation. SCAT was established to promote social justice in South Africa through grant making and capacity building.

SCAT seeks to employ a Bookkeeper to be based in South Africa.

Purpose of the position is to fulfil the role of senior bookkeeper with the goal of providing sound financial reports and information. 


  • Reconciliation and preparation of cheques and electronic payments
  • Monthly payroll processing
  • Ensure monthly payments are made to SARS, UIF, COIDA and SDL
  • Management of cash flow
  • Prepare payments for grantees of SCAT
  • Record of all financial transactions
  • Capture the annual budget onto the accounting system
  • Receipting and banking
  • Reconcile petty cash payments
  • Maintain financial filing system
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Prepare the trial balance
  • Assist with annual audit preparation and assist auditors to access necessary information
  • Assist with budget forecasts in relation to programmes and funders
  • Process journals to correct ledgers
  • General administration to ensure ease of function of the finance team
  • Assist occasionally with fieldwork to grantees


  • Relevant qualification
  • Three to five years working experience in finance
  • Computer literacy with a good understanding and knowledge of Pastel Software and Excel is essential
  • Ability to work on own and participate in team activities
  • Numeracy, written and oral communication
  • High level of integrity
  • Drivers licence
  • Experience of working with financial systems in an NGO
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation
  • Maintain accurate records and reporting against good accounting practices

To apply, submit motivational letter and CV to

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No correspondence will be entered with any applicant.

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