Finance manager

Finance manager

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Finance manager

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    South Africa

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    4 months ago

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    12 May, 2023

Job Profile: Citizen Leader Lab, Finance manager



Location: Cape Town / Johannesburg




Citizen Leader Lab NPC is a non-profit organisation that develops conscious leadership to build social cohesion, uplift communities and work towards achieving a just society. The organisation’s focus is mobilising active citizenship to drive positive change in education, through its flagship programme, Partners for Possibility (PfP) and other programmes such as School Leadership Forum (SLF) and School for Community (SfC). The Finance manager role is critical to the success of the organization. 



Purpose of the Role: 


The Finance manager’s chief responsibility is financial accounting and management reporting for the entire organisation, which have an annual budget of R 34 million. The Finance manager is expected to do the accounting functions up to balance sheet level, including reporting. The Finance manager will work with the Finance Administrator and Chief Operating Officer to ensure the accounts are in order from day to day. 



Job requirements: 


This is a full time role. The main responsibilities are to: 


  • Be responsible for the processing of the accounts of the organisation, up to balance sheet level 


  • Be responsible for the drafting of management reports 


  • Be responsible for the preparation of CIPC, DSD and SARS functionalities required by SA law


  • Be responsible for the Payroll of the organisation


  • Be responsible for the Asset register of the organisation


  • Contribute to the management of Debtors and Creditors


  • Contribute to the management of the Bank account and Petty cash accounts across the country 


  • Keep abreast of key developments within the sector so that accounting practices remain relevant 


  • Attend relevant networking events from time to time and work flexible hours if required



Skills requirements: 


  • Proven skills and demonstration of work experience in Accounting 


  • Financial accounting experience in the NPO sector will be an advantage


  • Passionate about the work and alignment with the vision, purpose and mission of the organisation, recognizing that funds received will benefit the impacted communities we work with


  • High level of integrity, good governance practices, commitment and perseverance 


  • Superior communication abilities including written and oral skills 


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to and collaborate with donors, service providers, colleagues, external accountants and auditors, and board members  


  • Good planning skills with the ability to identify and execute priority actions to be successful 


  • Self-motivated and resourceful; a self-starter; innovative and able to work with considerable independence within the context of a team environment; able to work effectively remotely or virtually


  • Good teamwork skills to contribute towards the overall success of the Operational team


  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity, highly adaptable 


  • Experience working with sensitive information and ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise discretion 


  • Resourceful and flexible; a quick thinker with the ability to make sound decisions under pressure 


  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, complexity and working in situations where there are no clear-cut answers


  • Ability to work in a virtual environment, understanding how important it is to give feedback to your colleagues in other parts of the country when you don’t see them regularly


  • Digital skills; appreciation of technology in accounting and auditing 



Qualifications and experience: 


  • A tertiary qualification in Accounting or Auditing with at least 3 years of relevant work experience


  • Demonstrable experience in Sage 1 Pastel


  • Demonstrable experience in Excel and Word


  • Fluent in English, ability to speak additional languages would be a benefit 



Reporting Line: Chief Operating Officer



Application Process 


To apply, please send your application to with the subject Application: Finance manager



The application must include: 


  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and your relevant experience 


  • Your CV


  • A copy of your tertiary qualification


Applications close on 12 May 2023 at 12:00.