MES : Senior Finance Officer

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 30 March, 2019
Opportunity type: 

POSITION:                     Senior Finance Officer
TEMP POSITION:          03-06 months
REPORTS TO:               Branch Manager JHB & National Manager


Ensure that the financial policies & procedures of the organisation are implemented & monitored as well as reporting on all financial matters to all relevant stakeholders on a regular basis


  • Ensure that filing of all financial records for JHB branch such as bank statements, cheque    requests, creditors, etc. is kept according to MES policy
  • Ensure that JHB branch payments & obtaining the necessary approvals are done according to MES policy
  • Authorise / release payments to be made for the JHB branch and be a co-signatory on the JHB branch bank accounts
  • Ensure that the revenue cycle is done according to the MES financial policy including the issuing of invoices, receipts & banking
  • Take full control of the accounting system (QuickBooks) insuring that data capturing, bank reconciliations, issuing of receipts & invoices are timeously completed
  • Ensure that invoicing analysis & working out of management accounts are timeously completed
  • Handle communication with financial service providers via the Bank, QuickBooks, auditors, etc.
  • Provide a monthly financial report to programme managers, MANCO
  • Assist in drafting of annual budget & ensure programmes are kept to budget control measures
  • Negotiate with service providers regarding payment options, discounts, guarantees, etc.
  • Take full responsibility of the setting up, enquiries & closure of creditor accounts e.g. City of Johannesburg
  • Take co-responsibility over the payroll of MES
  • Take full responsibility to manage JHB debtor accounts
  • Ensure that appropriate finance staff complete & sign leave forms
  • Ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for the workloads of staff on leave to be allocated to identified individuals/ temporary staff
  • Ensure that finance staff are present, performing their work efficiently
  • Hand in a monthly report to manager
  • Hold regular meetings with finance personnel & keep minutes of subsequent meetings
  • Complete performance contracts & appraisals with relevant staff
  • Serve on board of MES JHB subsidiary & affiliated organisations e.g. CMR, Impilo, HCC body corporate, Ekhaya CID etc.
  • Assist with the arranging of MES JHB Fundraising functions.



  • B.Com Accounting Degree or similar qualification

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired

  • At least 2 years’ experience in finance management position
  • QuickBooks, VIP
  • Knowledge of VAT and PAYE
  • Drivers Licence
  • MS Office Suite

Behavioural Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently
  • Administrative skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Dedication & commitment
  • Initiative & innovation
  • Leading people
  • Flexible regarding working hours
  • Planning & organising
  • Team work
  • Strategic thinking

CLOSING DATE: 30th March 2019

Enquiries:  Portia at 011 725 6531
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