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Finance Manager - Donor Funds

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Higher Health
Gauteng, South Africa
Closing Date:
Thursday, 11 August 2022
Open

About the Organisation

On behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), HIGHER HEALTH works with Universities South Africa (USAf) and the South African College and Principals Organisation (SACPO). We achieve our goals in partnership with allied government agencies, the private sector, UN and other development agencies and civil society formations. Sexual and gender-based violence (GBV), mental health, disability and unplanned pregnancies affect our institutions and warrant prevention, care and support interventions. Higher Health works to assist stakeholders in our higher education institutions with these issues.

About the Job

Higher Health seeks a candidate to manage donor funds in accordance with donor contracts. An experienced Finance manager is required to fulfil the duties and obligations of financial management and control of donor funds. The position is set in the parameters of the Finance and Corporate Services and reports to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services within the Structure (amended from time to time).

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare financial statements, business activity reports, and financial forecasts.

  • Ensure that the organization’s financial records and recordkeeping methods are following applicable standards and regulations.

  • Manage employees and contractors who are responsible for budgeting.

  • Periodically review the organization’s financial reports and identify opportunities for cost reduction.

  • Analyse data and advise top management on how to maximize return on investment.

  • Analyse market trends and identify opportunities for growth/expansion.

  • Give interim approval to expenditures.

  • Provide guidance to non-financial managers on donor fund financial rules and regulations.

  • Improve business processes by development of automated expense allocation protocols.

  • Contribute to the preparation of annual financial statements and monthly management accounts.

  • Reconciliation of donor fund activities and expenditures to the cash and bank accounts of the organisation.

  • Contribute to an ethical business culture and environment by strict adherence to laws and regulations of the company and society in general.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is required

  • SAICA, CPA or ACCA professional

  • Five or more years’ experience as a finance manager is required

  • Project management experience

  • Professionalism and ethics

  • Governance, risk, and control

  • Stakeholder relationship management, Leadership and management skills

  • Corporate reporting, Sustainable management accounting in a donor funded environment

  • Communication skills

To apply

Must be legally eligible to work full time in South Africa. This position is planned for a candidate who is supported by the Employment Equity Act of SA. 


In order to apply, email your application by Friday 12th August 2022 to callum@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

On behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), HIGHER HEALTH works with Universities South Africa (USAf) and the South African College and Principals Organisation (SACPO). We achieve our goals in partnership with allied government agencies, the private sector, UN and other development agencies and civil society formations. Sexual and gender-based violence (GBV), mental health, disability and unplanned pregnancies affect our institutions and warrant prevention, care and support interventions. Higher Health works to assist stakeholders in our higher education institutions with these issues.

About the Job

Higher Health seeks a candidate to manage donor funds in accordance with donor contracts. An experienced Finance manager is required to fulfil the duties and obligations of financial management and control of donor funds. The position is set in the parameters of the Finance and Corporate Services and reports to the Director of Finance and Corporate Services within the Structure (amended from time to time).

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare financial statements, business activity reports, and financial forecasts.

  • Ensure that the organization’s financial records and recordkeeping methods are following applicable standards and regulations.

  • Manage employees and contractors who are responsible for budgeting.

  • Periodically review the organization’s financial reports and identify opportunities for cost reduction.

  • Analyse data and advise top management on how to maximize return on investment.

  • Analyse market trends and identify opportunities for growth/expansion.

  • Give interim approval to expenditures.

  • Provide guidance to non-financial managers on donor fund financial rules and regulations.

  • Improve business processes by development of automated expense allocation protocols.

  • Contribute to the preparation of annual financial statements and monthly management accounts.

  • Reconciliation of donor fund activities and expenditures to the cash and bank accounts of the organisation.

  • Contribute to an ethical business culture and environment by strict adherence to laws and regulations of the company and society in general.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is required

  • SAICA, CPA or ACCA professional

  • Five or more years’ experience as a finance manager is required

  • Project management experience

  • Professionalism and ethics

  • Governance, risk, and control

  • Stakeholder relationship management, Leadership and management skills

  • Corporate reporting, Sustainable management accounting in a donor funded environment

  • Communication skills

To apply

Must be legally eligible to work full time in South Africa. This position is planned for a candidate who is supported by the Employment Equity Act of SA. 


In order to apply, email your application by Friday 12th August 2022 to callum@actionappointments.co.za send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).