Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture: Finance Officer

The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 February, 2013
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The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture (The Trauma Centre) is a human rights-based organisation providing prevention and early intervention services to people, organisations and communities affected by violence and torture. The organisation focused on self-directed, interpersonal and collective violence offering psychosocial support to survivors.

The Trauma Centre seeks to appoint a Finance Officer, based in Cape Town.


  • Prepare, examine and analyse accounting records, financial statements according to the “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles”;
  • Request payments to suppliers according to budget lines and in a timely manner;
  • Issue invoices for services rendered;
  • Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every bank account;
  • Monitor the cash flow forecast;
  • Maintain the petty cash fund;
  • Issue project financial reports on a monthly basis;
  • Assemble information for the external auditors for the annual audit;
  • Assemble information for the external auditors for the project audit;
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system;
  • Maintain the chart of accounts;
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested;
  • Submit PAYE, UIF and VAT returns to SARS in a timely manner;
  • Make Annual Declarations to SARS;
  • Prepare and maintain the organisation’s payroll and ensure compliance with tax and other statutory returns.


  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in accounting or relevant financial qualifications;
  • Minimum of three years accounting experience preferably in an NGO environment, or equivalent experience and demonstrated abilities to carry out the tasks stipulated;
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable accounting laws, policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimum supervision and to strict deadlines;
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills essential;
  • Ability to organise and prioritise competing demands;
  • Attention to detail, good judgment;
  • Team player and be willing to contribute to the broader programme of the organisation.

Starting date: 1 March 2013.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of two referees and motivation letter to

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

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