Cape Mental Health: Finance Manager

Cape Mental Health
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 16 March, 2015
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Cape Mental Health is a nonprofit organisation based in Observatory, Cape Town, which offers a comprehensive mental health service in the Western Cape.

Cape Mental Health seeks to appoint a a dynamic, high energy, proactive, qualified and skilled Finance Manager, based in Cape Town.

This person is expected to have excellent people skills and problem solving abilities.


  • Manage the finance department;
  • Manage cashflow and forecasts;
  • Produce monthly management accounts;
  • Complete financial statements, budgets and reports as required;
  • Complete the annual financial statements in a format which is ready for the audit;
  • Coordinate and manage internal & external auditing processes;
  • Manage the payroll and personnel deductions;
  • Liaise and network with auditors, pension fund, funders, financial sector, etc;
  • Regular consultation with managers who are responsible for projects and programmes and the fundraising department;
  • Basic financial training and development of staff;
  • Risk management, control and governance processes.


  • Accounting qualification – B.Comm or equivalent with at least five years accounting and financial experience;
  • Willingness to understand and work in the disability sector;
  • Sound knowledge of the legal framework and financial standards/practices;
  • Highly ethical approach to business;
  • Code 08 manual driver’s licence;
  • Good financial leadership and supervisory skills;
  • Ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Excellent verbal and written skills;
  • Computer literate in finance packages and other – Excel, Accpac, Pastel  and Microsoft Powerpoint.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of referees and motivation letter to or post  to Director, Cape Mental Health, Private Bag X7, Observatory 7935.

Please indicate in your cover note in which media you first saw this advert - NGO Pulse Portal.

All applications will be treated confidentiality.

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