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Bookkeeper

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Centre for Environmental Rights (CER)
Cape Town, South Africa
Closing Date:
Friday, 15 April 2022
Interviewing

About the Organisation

The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic of activist lawyers who work with communities and civil society organisations in South Africa to realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice. We seek a just, equitable, compassionate society which is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the inter-dependence between people and the environment.

As South Africa’s largest public interest environmental law organisation, we use our expertise and commitment to fight for environmental justice and advance the right to a healthy environment for all. We take on the big environmental battles: cases in which we can empower local communities, have an enduring impact, set powerful precedents for other cases, and help improve policy and practice across the country.

About the Job

The Bookkeeper will provide general bookkeeping and financial administrative support and assistance primarily finance manager, but also to the Centre programmes and staff in general.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bookkeeping to trial balance

  • Assist in maintaining an accurate record of financial transactions

  • Verify the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records

  • Update and maintain the general ledger

  • Reconciliation of entries into the Pastel Evolution accounting system

  • Track and reconcile bank statements

  • Customer Account reconciliation/age analysis

  • Creditor reconciliation/age analysis

  • Account reconciliation to assert the accuracy of transactions

  • Assist in maintenance of Fixed Asset register

  • Perform monthly VAT reconciliations and submissions

  • Assist in calculation and submission of income tax

  • Submission of Payroll, workmen’ s compensation and other statutory payments

  • Support monthly payroll and keep organized records

  • Perform payroll reconciliation monthly and at year end

  • Assist in preparation of organisation and project budgets

  • Assist in monitoring of all budget spending

  • Prepare the year end schedules in preparation of annual financial statements

  • Work with external auditors to manage audits

  • Prepare month end management reports for review

  • Prepare financial reports and proposals for review

  • Load payments and beneficiary on internet banking platform

  • Assist with supplier management including new suppliers

  • Work with CER staff pertaining finance related queries and transactions

  • Client liaison including internal departments

  • Any ad hoc duties required from management

Requirements

  • A certificate in Bookkeeping or a degree in Accounting will be an advantage

  • SAIPA/ SAICA articles preferred, although qualified by experience will also be considered

  • A minimum of 5+ years bookkeeping experience required

  • Payroll experience will be an advantage

  • Experience in Pastel Evolution accounting software

  • Advanced MS Excel skills creating spreadsheets and using financial functions and generating reports

  • Good computer skills, able to work on platforms such as MS Teams, Sharepoint, etc.

  • Excellent financial acumen, accuracy & attention to detail

  • Highly disciplined and an independent worker

  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills

  • Ability to work with different programmes, departments and stakeholders

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively on all levels

  • Work efficiently under pressure

To apply

In order to apply, send through your full application by Friday 15th April 2022 to melissa@actionappointments.co.za. Send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

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About the Organisation

The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic of activist lawyers who work with communities and civil society organisations in South Africa to realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice. We seek a just, equitable, compassionate society which is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the inter-dependence between people and the environment.

As South Africa’s largest public interest environmental law organisation, we use our expertise and commitment to fight for environmental justice and advance the right to a healthy environment for all. We take on the big environmental battles: cases in which we can empower local communities, have an enduring impact, set powerful precedents for other cases, and help improve policy and practice across the country.

About the Job

The Bookkeeper will provide general bookkeeping and financial administrative support and assistance primarily finance manager, but also to the Centre programmes and staff in general.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bookkeeping to trial balance

  • Assist in maintaining an accurate record of financial transactions

  • Verify the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records

  • Update and maintain the general ledger

  • Reconciliation of entries into the Pastel Evolution accounting system

  • Track and reconcile bank statements

  • Customer Account reconciliation/age analysis

  • Creditor reconciliation/age analysis

  • Account reconciliation to assert the accuracy of transactions

  • Assist in maintenance of Fixed Asset register

  • Perform monthly VAT reconciliations and submissions

  • Assist in calculation and submission of income tax

  • Submission of Payroll, workmen’ s compensation and other statutory payments

  • Support monthly payroll and keep organized records

  • Perform payroll reconciliation monthly and at year end

  • Assist in preparation of organisation and project budgets

  • Assist in monitoring of all budget spending

  • Prepare the year end schedules in preparation of annual financial statements

  • Work with external auditors to manage audits

  • Prepare month end management reports for review

  • Prepare financial reports and proposals for review

  • Load payments and beneficiary on internet banking platform

  • Assist with supplier management including new suppliers

  • Work with CER staff pertaining finance related queries and transactions

  • Client liaison including internal departments

  • Any ad hoc duties required from management

Requirements

  • A certificate in Bookkeeping or a degree in Accounting will be an advantage

  • SAIPA/ SAICA articles preferred, although qualified by experience will also be considered

  • A minimum of 5+ years bookkeeping experience required

  • Payroll experience will be an advantage

  • Experience in Pastel Evolution accounting software

  • Advanced MS Excel skills creating spreadsheets and using financial functions and generating reports

  • Good computer skills, able to work on platforms such as MS Teams, Sharepoint, etc.

  • Excellent financial acumen, accuracy & attention to detail

  • Highly disciplined and an independent worker

  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills

  • Ability to work with different programmes, departments and stakeholders

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively on all levels

  • Work efficiently under pressure

To apply

In order to apply, send through your full application by Friday 15th April 2022 to melissa@actionappointments.co.za. Send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).