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Finance Manager

Western Cape , R65000 - R65000 Per Month
Sector: NPO
Posted: Thursday, 12 May 2022

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A registered non-profit organisation is looking for a Finance Manager – this is a senior management position and a key role in the operational management team requiring verifiable qualifications and experience relevant for this post. The purpose of this position is to ensure accurate financial information and reporting across the organization, including timely provision of statutory reporting, forecasts and Budgets to meet business needs and to provide proactive advice and guidance to Executive and Leadership teams in respect to all financial matters affecting the company. Hands-on finance experience as well as a strategic outlook are required for this challenging position within the NGO sector.


  • To be accountable for the full finance function to the executive and the Board
  • To ensure compliance to the International Accounting Standards and Conservation International (CI) and Conservation South Africa (CSA) Policies and Procedures
  • To ensure the financial integrity of grant monies received and that allocation of funds is in accordance with Funder regulations and organization policies under the guidance of the Audit and Risk committee
  • The position will oversee timely submission and accuracy of financial documentation and will require line management of the finance team (Bookkeeper; Finance Officer/ Creditors Clerk and Project Purchaser
  • Lead the Statutory and A133 audits with external Auditors and implement the necessary corrective action where recommended in the Management report
  • The Finance Manager will be required to be familiar with the financial systems, policies, procedures and controls utilized
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses on SAP B1
  • Oversees Debtor management and payments to creditors
  • Ensure month end deadlines are met for all statutory payments.
  • Ensure proper documentation exists and complies with policy and procedure requirements before disbursements are made.
  • Oversee Finance files to ensure that they are audit ready.
  • Oversee accurate completion of accounting questionnaires and statutory information
  • Oversee Asset register entries and maintenance and ensure assets are adequately insured
  • Ensure that accurate financial status is presented to the Board during regular board meetings with recommendations where appropriate
  • Maintain the organization investment portfolio and monitor results
  • Produce the monthly cash flow report for the Executive committee review and manages, monitors and interprets cash flow and predicts future trends including regular cashflow forecasts.
  • Manages petty cash, supply corporate accounts and credit cards
  • Records and Manages business financial risk
  • Continually strives to up-skill and motivate the finance team through effective leadership, mentoring, coaching, performance improvement and the creation and implementation of individual development plans
  • Assist in preparing financial reports for as requested by Executive committee, Audit and Risk Committee and the Board of Directors
  • In collaboration with the Grants and Finance Senior Manager ensure development of an organizational budget and sustainability plan


  • The position will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer


  • Tertiary education with specialized certification in Financial Accounting or relevant equivalent experience
  • Completed articles – Qualified CA or relevant recognized equivalent qualification
  • SAP B1 processing experience
  • Minimum 8 years relevant working experience in Financial Management at senior management level, preferably with NGO experience
  • Line Management experience leading a finance team
  • Ability to work with budgets and advise on financial decision making
  • Advanced experience in MS Office programmes with advance Excel knowledge
  • Knowledge of the Donor funding environment and grants management
  • Knowledge of the development of finance dashboards and will be an advantage
  • Ability to administer and execute financial processes and transactions
  • Good administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle pressure and is dynamic to change
  • Valid driver’s license