Diakonia Council of Churches: Bookkeeper

Diakonia Council of Churches
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 16 August, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Diakonia Council of Churches is an ecumenical, inter-church agency, working with churches and church organisations in the pursuit of a more just society. By this the organisation means an improved quality of life for the poor, as well as changes in attitudes and structures which perpetuate injustice. Diakonia was founded by the churches in 1976, at a time of increasing injustice and oppression in South Africa, to mobilise its member churches and facilitate their work for justice. In 1994, at the dawn of a new era for South Africa, Diakonia merged with the Durban and  District Council of Churches. The Diakonia Council of Churches was formed with the aim of developing a more effective inter-church witness.

Diakonia Council of Churches seeks to employ a Bookkeeper, based in Durban.

The Bookkeeper will record and verify all the financial information pertaining to the organisation, and to work closely with budget holders and management to plan and monitor the use of the organisation’s financial resources.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to and maintain adequate internal controls;
  • Timely preparation of documents for auditing;
  • Ensure good team work and cooperation between finance and programmes;
  • Ensure that financial planning procedures are carried out;
  • Keep and update a Fixed Asset Register;
  • Maintain proper books of account and supporting documents;
  • Process transactions;
  • Produce accurate, useful and timely reports.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years in similar position (nonprofit experience will be advantageous);
  • Interpersonal communication and presentation skills;
  • Work as part of a team and have the ability to manage a diverse workload;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Use of financial software packages.

The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with other like minded organisations. 

To apply, submit a CV, application and motivational letter to The Organisational Manager, Diakonia Council of Churches, Diakonia Centre, 20 Diakonia Avenue
Durban 4001, e-mail to martinus.potgieter@diakonia.org.za or fax to 031 310 3510.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
 
Shortlisted candidates may have to undergo a competency assessment as part of their interview, which may include the use of Pastel accounting packages, as well as the MS Office range of products. The organisation will also do a full ITC screening, as well as a criminal check on candidates before making an offer of employment.
 
The successful candidate will be an active member of one of our member churches, and will be able to provide the name and number of their Minister as one of their referees.
 
Two other contactable referees, names and numbers are needed.  Providing this information is giving the organisation permission to contact referees as a matter of reference.  Please seek the permission of referees before submitting their names and contact details.

Should you not hear from us within one month of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.  Applicants are informed that applications, copies of qualifications and CVs will not be returned. The organisation reserves the right not to make an appointment.

For more about Diakonia Council of Churches, refer to www.diakonia.org.za.
 
For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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