Go for Gold: Financial Officer

Go for Gold Programme
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 22 January, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Go for Gold Programme is a nonprofit organisation with a proud history of providing a pathway from education to employment for young people from schools in disadvantaged communities. Learners enter the programme at Grade 11 and are mentored through a process which culminates in tertiary education, learnerships and employment within the build environment and related engineering focused industries.

Go for Gold seeks to appoint a Financial Officer, based in Cape Town.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Suitably qualified candidates should have experience in middle level financial management. This should include extensive work on using and running financial systems, ensuring compliance, fundraising budgets and financial reports, maintaining accurate records and reporting against general good accounting practice. 

Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary education (Diploma or Degree);
  • Minimum of five years relevant work experience with complex project based finances, including multiple reporting requirements;
  • Knowledge of the donor environment is essential;
  • Passion for development and an interest in youth development and leadership;
  • Accounting/Finance management experience with good knowledge of accounting principles and practices;
  • Experience working with finance and accounting software packages – especially PASTEL PROJECTS;
  • Extensive knowledge working with Microsoft Excel;
  • Strong planning, organisation and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication;
  • Emotional intelligence and good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to interact well with staff and partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the management team to preparing the timely delivery of accurate useful financial reports;
  • Support and advise senior management in decision making;
  • Working with the Fundraiser to create funding budgets and report to funders and stakeholders on organizational expenditure;
  • Managing the preparation of the organisation’s annual and multi-year budgets;
  • Working closely with provincial project managers to manage provincial budgets;
  • Liaising with external auditors to ensure compliance with regulatory bodies; and preparation of audit pack and to attend to all auditors queries;
  • Liaising with funders, sponsors and partners to achieve organisational objectives;
  • Managing all payments to be made by the organisation to various creditors while ensuring compliance through banking system and petty cash;
  • Processing Salaries, Payroll, service provider payments and updating relevant records on payroll including annual and sick leave;
  • Ensuring all monthly Journals are kept and provide regular report back summaries on journals, budget and cashflow;
  • Assist with staff cash and transport claims;
  • Assist with ensuring the governance and compliance is in place for the organisation;
  • Attend to other issues as requested by management from time to time.

Added advantages

  • Knowledge of company secretarial functions;
  • Experience in managing grant-making activities and non-profit sector resource mobilisation would be a distinct advantage;
  • Some experience in Education or BBBEE or Development sectors would be an advantage.

Remuneration: R15 000 – R18 500 per month.
 
To apply, submit a concise CV to bridget@goforgold.org.za with “Go for Gold – Financial Officer” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date.

For more about Go for Gold, refer to www.goforgold.org.za.

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

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Cape Town

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