Vacancy at NAACAM – Project Finance Officer

We Are Hiring

Role:    Projects Finance Officer

Duration:   Twelve-month fixed-term contract

Reports to:  Executive Director (NAACAM)

Applicability:  All references to NAACAM below, includes projects or activities for any entity that NAACAM administers

Location: Woodmead, Sandton

Role purpose:

  1. Ensure financial management and compliance requirements are fulfilled.
  2. Minimise financial risks to an acceptable level and pro-actively support their mitigation.
  3. Provide support and guidance to project staff to allow them to implement projects efficiently and effectively.

Key performance areas: 

  • Record and account for all transactions, ensuring accuracy and completeness of required files and supporting documentation.
  • Ensure sound management of bank accounts.
  • Process disbursements in accordance with financial management policies and established approval levels.
  • Ensure compliance with procurement rules and procedures and support the project staff to undertake their procurement requirements.
  • Responsible for full accounts payable function.
  • Process employee expense reimbursements.
  • Ensure timely payment to all company payees and maintain complete payee files.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports.
  • Perform month-end closing and year-end duties such as reconciliations, VAT reimbursements, inventory lists, etc.
  • Ensure registration requirements are always kept current and files statutory returns and renewals.
  • Maintain all accounting files to ensure completeness of evidence supporting accounting and procurement transactions for internal, audit and projects sponsor reviews.
  • Perform continuous risk analysis to ensure internal controls are sufficient to mitigate risks.

Qualifications, skills, and experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent diploma in the relevant field (Accounting, Financial Management, Business Administration, etc.)
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant practical experience in similar responsibilities
  • Valid SA driver’s licence
  • Experience in the use of Sage Pastel
  • Strong computer literacy (Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint Outlook and Internet Explorer)

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills (to perform variance analysis, budgeting, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Self-confident, ability to work under pressure and multi-task, and
  • Ability to work independently.

Language:          

  • English – Fluent (speak, read, and write)

Application requirements:

Please submit the following to constitute an application

  • Three (3) page curriculum vitae
  • Details of two (2) recent contactable references
  • Cover letter outlining your fit for the role and indicating your salary expectation
  • Please submit these documents to [email protected]
  • Closing date for applications is 16:00 on Friday, 15th May 2020