VPUU: Accountant

Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading NPC
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 March, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) NPC is a Public Benefit Organisation implementing multispectral integrated area based upgrading programmes of neighbourhoods in townships and informal settlements. This is done in partnership with communities, municipalities, provincial and national government. VPUU works in an integrated team of community participation, socio economic development, operation and maintenance, planning and design, infrastructure development, and knowledge management towards sustainable urban neighbourhoods.

VPUU seeks to appoint an Accountant, to be based in Cape Town.

Salary: R35 000 to R40 000 per month depending on experience and qualification

This is an indefinite Contract

The purpose of the Accountant is to manage and provides reliable and accurate financial information to the Accounting Officers by researching and analysing accounting data and preparing reports.


  • Monthly capturing (excel) of all transactions by funding contract across all bank accounts
  • Prepare of monthly financial reports
  • Prepare monthly VAT reconciliations and VAT 201's
  • Prepare the annual income tax return
  • Prepare monthly cost recovery calculations for allocating indirect costs to projects
  • Prepare journal entries with supporting documents
  • Prepare monthly management accounts
  • Financial reporting to Board of Directors
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets
  • Maintain all tax matters with SARS (PAYE, VAT, Income Tax, Tax Clearance Certificates)
  • Assist with budgeting, costing and new funding proposals
  • Prepare and review withdrawal applications
  • Assistant to Accounting Officer (CEO) provide adhoc financial forecasts and projections
  • Invoice VPUU WC and other entities for projects
  • Maintain consolidated time-keeping records for organisation
  • Update and maintain electronic accounting records
  • Prepare of documents/accounts for statutory audit
  • Prepare for project audits
  • Coordinate annual statutory audit
  • Release of payments as backup
  • Loading of payments as backup
  • Maintain the fixed asset register
  • Review the insurance policy to ensure assets are suitably covered


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or equivalent in finance
  • Profession registration with one of the Accounting institutes eg SAIBA, SAIPA, ICB or SAICA (non-negotiable)
  • Strong computer skills, with work experience using different accounting systems QuickBooks and Microsoft Office, specifically Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables)
  • Minimum of five years' experience in an accounting role (non-negotiable)
  • Effective oral/written communication skills in at least two of the following languages: English, isiXhosa, Afrikaans
  • Experience with projects and project accounting will be advantageous
  • Experience within the NGO environment and donor reporting requirements will be preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures
  • Strong attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify data quality issues
  • Attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and thorough engagement with tasks
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong planning, time management and project management skills
  • Results-oriented, professional, accountable and proactive
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commissioner of Oaths -advantageous
  • Proven ability to work as a team member with multidisciplinary teams
  • Own car and valid driver’s licence

To apply, submit a CV and a covering letter, including certified copies of your ID and relevant qualifications to: VPUU, PO Box 2373 Cape Town 8000 or  Email: apply@vpuu.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined by the Employment Equity Act.
Applicants are respectfully informed that if no notification of appointment is received within one month from the closing date, they must accept that their applications were unsuccessful.

For more about Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading NPC, refer to www.vpuu.org.za

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

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