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Finance and Operations Manager

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Institute for Economic Justice
Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing Date:
Friday, 4 June 2021
Open

About the Organisation

The IEJ provides rigorous economic analysis designed to arm policy-makers and the public with progressive policy options to combat the scourge of poverty, underdevelopment, and inequality in South Africa, the region and the continent.

About the Job

As part of the IEJ’s Senior Management Team, the Finance and Operations Manager is jointly responsible for the attainment of the organisation’s strategic objectives with specific accountability for financial and operational performance. The Finance and Operations Manager will contribute significantly to the organisational design, policies, procedures and organisational systems and processes as the organisation seeks to fulfil its vision.

Key Responsibilities

Operational planning and management

  • Management of organisational administration, finance and operations.

  • Manage tasks and performance of all operations, finance and administrative staff to ensure high staff performance.

Financial systems management

  • Preparation of annual and medium-term budgets and managing costs against budget.

  • Managing finances and financial systems.

  • Overseeing bookkeeping, tax reporting, audits and bank accounts.

  • Preparation of financial reports.

Grant management and fundraising

  • Supporting organisational fundraising, including development of budgets, proposals etc.

  • Management and maintenance of donor relationships and engagement.

  • Identify and develop strategies to optimise the grants administration process.

  • Production of financial reports for donors, including regular internal reconciliations.

Contracting and relationship management

  • Contracting with external service providers and partners and management of their performance.

HR management

  • Managing the implementation of human resource policies.

  • Together with the existing Office Manager responsible for HR, overseeing the human resource management function.

Governance

  • Manage governance processes, including reporting and accountabilities in terms of legal compliance and preparation of documentation for Board and Management Meetings.

  • Engagement with Board Committees.

Requirements

  • Relevant post-graduate degree, other relevant senior qualification.

  • Experience in HR, Financial Management and Operations.

  • A minimum of 5 years of senior management experience within a range of non-profit or business disciplines.

  • A high level of financial acumen and capability, including budgeting and cash flow management.

  • A track record of successfully facilitating progressive organisational change and development within a growing organisation, will be an advantage.

  • Demonstrated experience linking the operations of an      organisation to support the delivery of the strategy.

  • Interested in and passionate about the mission of the IEJ.

  • Demonstrated experience linking the operations of an organisation to support the delivery of the strategy.

  • Knowledge of accounting software, e.g. Xero.

  • Strategic and analytical thinker; proactive and performance‐orientated.

  • Organised, self‐reliant, good problem‐solving, results‐oriented multi‐tasker with superior management skills and judgment.

  • Flexible and resilient.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

  • Presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with all team members and stakeholders.

To apply

Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 04th June 2021 to lisa@actionappointments.co.za

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About the Organisation

The IEJ provides rigorous economic analysis designed to arm policy-makers and the public with progressive policy options to combat the scourge of poverty, underdevelopment, and inequality in South Africa, the region and the continent.

About the Job

As part of the IEJ’s Senior Management Team, the Finance and Operations Manager is jointly responsible for the attainment of the organisation’s strategic objectives with specific accountability for financial and operational performance. The Finance and Operations Manager will contribute significantly to the organisational design, policies, procedures and organisational systems and processes as the organisation seeks to fulfil its vision.

Key Responsibilities

Operational planning and management

  • Management of organisational administration, finance and operations.

  • Manage tasks and performance of all operations, finance and administrative staff to ensure high staff performance.

Financial systems management

  • Preparation of annual and medium-term budgets and managing costs against budget.

  • Managing finances and financial systems.

  • Overseeing bookkeeping, tax reporting, audits and bank accounts.

  • Preparation of financial reports.

Grant management and fundraising

  • Supporting organisational fundraising, including development of budgets, proposals etc.

  • Management and maintenance of donor relationships and engagement.

  • Identify and develop strategies to optimise the grants administration process.

  • Production of financial reports for donors, including regular internal reconciliations.

Contracting and relationship management

  • Contracting with external service providers and partners and management of their performance.

HR management

  • Managing the implementation of human resource policies.

  • Together with the existing Office Manager responsible for HR, overseeing the human resource management function.

Governance

  • Manage governance processes, including reporting and accountabilities in terms of legal compliance and preparation of documentation for Board and Management Meetings.

  • Engagement with Board Committees.

Requirements

  • Relevant post-graduate degree, other relevant senior qualification.

  • Experience in HR, Financial Management and Operations.

  • A minimum of 5 years of senior management experience within a range of non-profit or business disciplines.

  • A high level of financial acumen and capability, including budgeting and cash flow management.

  • A track record of successfully facilitating progressive organisational change and development within a growing organisation, will be an advantage.

  • Demonstrated experience linking the operations of an      organisation to support the delivery of the strategy.

  • Interested in and passionate about the mission of the IEJ.

  • Demonstrated experience linking the operations of an organisation to support the delivery of the strategy.

  • Knowledge of accounting software, e.g. Xero.

  • Strategic and analytical thinker; proactive and performance‐orientated.

  • Organised, self‐reliant, good problem‐solving, results‐oriented multi‐tasker with superior management skills and judgment.

  • Flexible and resilient.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

  • Presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with all team members and stakeholders.

To apply

Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 04th June 2021 to lisa@actionappointments.co.za