Senior Finance Officer – Khanya College

The duties of this position are:
Financial Administration:
Recording of all financial transactions using standard electronic accounting software
Control of Purchasing cycle including preparation of cheques, payment of accounts and reconciliations
Control of Income cycle including preparation of invoices, statements, collections and reconciliations
Maintenance of project-based accounting records
Maintaining cash, creditor, debtor and payroll subsidiary ledgers
Record keeping and filing
Perform bank reconciliations
Maintaining asset register

Financial Management:
Assist the Coordinator of Finance Department with preparation and provision of financial reports to the College & Programme Coordinating Team, The Finance Committee, The Board of Trustees, Programme Co-ordinators (project reports) and donors.
Assistance with preparation of budgets and monitoring of budgets.
Assist in development of systems, policies and procedures, particularly in relation to project budgets, funding and reporting, and ensure they are maintained
Assist programme employees with budgets and project reporting
Management of financial transactions, systems and reports for sister or associated organisations
As and when necessary supervise interns in the Finance Department
Petty Cash
Manage petty cash and petty cash disbursements on a daily basis
Perform, check and approve Petty Cash reconciliation on a daily basis

Other duties:
It is a requirement for all staff to be involved in the marketing of the organisation.
It is a requirement for all staff to travel in the course of their duties from time to time and if necessary to make use of their own vehicles for this purpose.
It is a requirement for staff to make themselves available for out of town travel from time to time. This may take the form of local or international travel.
Any other duties that may arise from time to time and may reasonably be expected from an employee in your position

Understanding of financial administration and bookkeeping, especially in NGO environments
Be computer literate (Excel spreadsheets, word processing and email)
Be competent in the use of electronic project based accounting/ bookkeeping systems (QuickBooks is preferred)
Experience in budgeting and planning
Have a capacity for and commitment to meticulous detail required in finance work.
Disciplines and able and willing to take instructions.
Have the ability to interact appropriately and comfortably with senior and junior colleagues, donors and the public
Drivers License will be an advantage.
Black women are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications and Experience: post matric professional training/qualification and three to five years experience of financial administration and/or management, preferably in donor funded or project based organisations.
Candidate must be prepared to work a 6-day week.

Khanya College offers:
A vibrant and progressive working environment
Working relationships with diverse communities and other NGOs, locally, regionally and internationally
A position with career development options into senior management positions, educational work on financial literacy training, and other career paths within the College.
Diverse exchange with the public and partnering stakeholders through a wide range of educational and activities and cooperation projects of the College
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