Accountant / Grants Manager: Kheta Program

Client WWF South Africa
Reference # #KHETA_Accountant
Published 12/07/2017
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Location Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Introduction
WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.

Background:
Reports to: KHETHA Program Manager (Lowveld Office)

WWF South Africa is seeking a suitably qualified and technically experienced person to fulfil the accounting and grant management duties required for a large USAID-funded programme addressing wildlife trafficking in the South Africa / Mozambique landscape. The position will be based in a new office to be developed in the Lowveld region and will require ability to undertake national and regional travel as necessary. This is a 2 year contract position with the possibility of extension.
Job Functions Accounting
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Specification
Key Responsibilities:
The incumbent is responsible for maintaining, reviewing, reconciling, and balancing accounting records and systems for the project office including various sub awarded grants.

•Assist in establishing and monitoring the office budget and sub award partner grants;
•Manage quarterly and monthly financial planning and budget advance cycles;
•Conduct continuous, quarterly and the mandatory reviews in accordance with the program rules, policies and regulations;
•Validate project report balances on a monthly basis;
•Monitor payments and financial reports for grant agreements;
•Prepare and consolidate financial reports and cash flow projections, with supporting working papers and schedules;
•Assist with oversight and monitoring of partner contracts;
•Along with the Chief Financial Officer, respond to audit and USAID requests for documentation and other financial data requests;
•Serve as the main point of contact for KHETHA Program financial related matters which includes reviewing and uploading reports, conducting budget reviews, reviewing program invoices for accuracy before submitting for payment.
•Responsible for establishing and maintaining Fixed Assets register/s.
Requirements
Requirements:
•Financial / Accounting degree or diploma;
•Minimum five years’ experience as an Accountant;
•Financial package experience, Pastel experience would be an added advantage;
•Proven expertise in managing effective project cycle management process in terms of financial management and reporting;
•Experience in managing US government donor funded and / or multi-partner project budgets would be advantageous;
•Computer literate: MS Excel advanced level;
•Accurate and strong attention to detail;
•Deadline driven and able to manage conflicting deadlines;
•Ability to work under pressure and independently;
•Possession of a valid passport and driver’s license;
•Willingness to travel;
•An interest in wildlife and community conservation issues would be beneficial;
•The ability to communicate in Portuguese would be advantageous.

Further Information:

To apply for the position, please click here and create or update your profile. Under the “Documents” section of your profile, attach a detailed CV with a covering letter which explains why you feel you should be appointed to this role, including specific examples from your previous experience. Please ensure you upload your CV and cover letter as one document (pdf). Make sure you have names, current e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three relevant references on your CV.

Applications close on 31 July 2017. If you apply via email your application will not be considered.

WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have not received a response within three weeks of the closing date are kindly requested to assume that their application has not been successful in this instance. WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.
Job Closing Date 31/07/2017
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