The Nali'Bali Trust: Chief Financial Officer - CA (SA)

The Nal'ibali Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 11 January, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Chief Financial Officer - CA (SA)
Nal’ibali is a national reading for enjoyment campaign that seeks to spark children’s potential through reading, writing and storytelling. We are on the lookout for a capable and experienced chartered accountant to join us as chief financial officer.
Purpose:             Responsible for the financial and other support service functions within the organisation
Based:                 Cape Town


  • Reporting to the Managing Director,
  • Coordinates appropriate financial and management accounting,
  • Supplies reports and statistics for funders, board and board committees, directors and management,
  • Responsible for budgeting, financial modelling and analysis, forecasting, internal controls, tax including VAT, financial policies, investments and overall fiscal integrity of the organisation,
  • Presents financial information appropriately and with integrity,
  • Adopts a holistic approach to understanding organisation’s needs,
  • Contributes, supports, and directs other support service functions including human resources, procurement, administration, information technologies, office management, governance and risk,
  • Directs, manages and coordinates teams in the above functional areas,

Person spec

We are looking for a strong, energetic and self-motivated individual who is able to work both strategically and operationally. A person who is able to lead their team and pull up their sleeves when required to ensure the best use of limited resources for programme beneficiaries. Someone with a positive and professional approach who is able to think on their feet and respond quickly and thoughtfully.

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Good tax knowledge including VAT
  • At least five years’ managerial experience, 
  • Experience in civil society or the NGO sector a plus,
  • Experience managing significant international and/or multinational grants
  • Good people skills and strong leadership skills,
  • Fluency at least one South African language and English

To apply, please would you forward a CV and covering letter to, by 11 January 2019.


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