Cape Town – Western Cape
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and communities across Africa, and who works towards promoting education, healthcare, sustainable development, and empowerment programs, is currently seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Chartered Accountant (CA) to join their team and provide financial expertise and strategic guidance to support their mission.
Financial Management and Reporting:
- Develop and implement financial management strategies, policies, and procedures.
- Manage the organization’s financial activities, including budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management.
- Prepare financial reports, statements, and analysis for the Board of Directors, senior management, and donors.
- Ensure compliance with accounting standards, regulatory requirements, and internal controls.
- Monitor financial performance and provide recommendations for cost optimization and efficiency improvements.
Audit and Compliance:
- Coordinate and oversee annual external audits, ensuring compliance with auditing standards.
- Prepare audit schedules, financial statements, and supporting documentation for audit purposes.
- Implement and maintain internal controls to safeguard financial assets and mitigate risks.
- Ensure compliance with tax regulations, statutory reporting, and filing requirements.
- Stay updated on relevant accounting and regulatory changes and provide guidance to the organization.
Budgeting and Financial Planning:
- Lead the annual budgeting process in collaboration with program managers and senior management.
- Prepare accurate and comprehensive budgets aligned with organizational goals and program activities.
- Monitor budget performance, analyse variances, and provide recommendations for budget adjustments.
- Support program managers in developing project budgets and monitoring their financial performance.
Donor Management and Reporting:
- Collaborate with the fundraising team to develop and implement donor management strategies.
- Ensure accurate recording and reporting of donor contributions, grants, and pledges.
- Prepare financial reports for donors, ensuring compliance with their reporting requirements.
- Provide financial insights and analysis to support fundraising efforts and grant applications.
Financial Systems and Processes:
- Oversee the organization’s financial systems, including accounting software and reporting tools.
- Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
- Provide training and support to staff members on financial systems and processes.
- Ensure data integrity and security in financial systems and maintain appropriate backup procedures.
- Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) designation is required.
- FLUENT IN FRENCH, will be based in both South Africa and Congo
- Minimum of 5 – 6 years of relevant experience in financial management and accounting.
- Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting standards, and regulatory requirements.
- Experience in the non-profit sector or working with non-profit organizations is highly desirable.
- Proficient in financial management software and MS Office Suite.
- Experience with donor management and grant reporting is an asset.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.