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Finance Manager

Remuneration:R42 per month negotiable 
Benefits:Medical aid allowance
Remote work:Some remote work allowed
Education level:Degree
Job level:Management (Snr - Executive, 5+ yrs)
Travel requirement:Occasional
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Ikamva Lisezandleni Zethu

Job description


The purpose of this position is to develop, manage and implement IkamvaYouth’s financial and sustainability strategy. The incumbent will manage the Finance function and organisational funds in such a manner as to maximize return on investment while minimizing risk and ensuring that an adequate control structure is in place over the organisational spend and utilisation of funds. Furthermore, he/she is required to oversee the efficient running of the Finance and Tech departments and to support the senior management team.

Reporting line: CEO

Location: Pretoria

Salary: R 42,820.75 negotiable

Benefit: Medical aid allowance

  • Support organisation’s financial decisions by producing financial project analysis, forecasting and risk reports
  • Lead and implement the finance strategy of IkamvaYouth
  • Set department objectives and design a framework in which objectives can be achieved
  • Ensure the organisation has sound financial policies, functional systems and procedures that fully support operations
  • Oversee compliance with all statutory requirements and internal policies (including but not limited to:  filing tax returns, VAT, EMP 201, EMP 501s and IPR5s)
  • Ensure annual audit is performed on time by external auditors
  • Develop and maintain sound financial internal controls
  • Produce all required financial reports
  • Oversee operations of the finance department
  • Manage all pertinent Finance related communication to the organization
  • Participate in IkamvaYouth’s national leadership, management and decision-making structures
  • Oversee day-to-day financial administration
  • Develop and maintain a functional asset tracking and management system
  • Support staff training/on-boarding in terms of finances
  • Support branch audits to maintain financial controls and accountability across branches and national teams
  • Develop and implement the organisation’s Tech strategy in partnership with the Tech Coordinator
  • Oversee operations of the technology development department
  • Set department objectives and design a framework in which objectives can be achieved
  • Ensure that all staff are trained and inducted into IY’s finance policies and procedures
  • Ensure that branch visits are done at least once every two months
  • Work from a branch to promote team cohesiveness and gain a better understanding of context on the ground

Minimum requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field 
  • Relevant accreditation advantageous (CIMA, SAICA)
  • Minimum of eight years’ relevant high-level finance experience
  • Three years’ management accounting experience
  • Three years’ leadership experience
  • Proven record of developing and implementing organisational finance strategy
  • Strong financial reporting and financial accounting experience
  • Advanced budgeting and forecasting experience
  • Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations
  • Computer skills and knowledge of computerized accounting packages and other software (MS Office, Excel including pivot tables, Pastel Evolution, Sage VIP, ESS)
  • Must have experience of a cross-cultural environment;
  • Knowledge of all accounting principles, GAAP, and automated accounting systems;
  • Performance orientated and proactive
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of complex data into actionable information
  • Innovative and willing to take risks
  • Resourceful and actively contributes to and builds effective teams
  • Analytical thinker and adaptable
  • Emotional Intelligence and people development skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Stakeholder orientated
  • Commitment to IY’s five values and redressing inequalities through education

To apply:

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter via email to gro.htuoyavmaki@sreerac>b<   with the subject heading “Finance Manager” by 01 November 2021.

Preference will be given to EE candidates

Due to the volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

By responding to this advert and sending your CV, cover letter and/or any other documentation, you are consenting to IkamvaYouth processing your personal information as contained in the furnished documents. IkamvaYouth may process your personal information for the purpose of recruitment for this and/or other posts that may arise within the organisation. You warrant that you have familiarised yourself with South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and understand your rights and obligations under this Act.   


Company Description

IkamvaYouth (IY) is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.

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