South Africa

Project Officer: Accounts & Grant Management

Company WWF -SA
Reference # Project Officer: Accounts & Grant Management1#
Published 28/04/2022
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Duration 24 Months
(2 Year Contract position based at the WWF satellite office in Stellenbosch)

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.

WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has worked for over 50 years with the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all our people. WWFs work is for nature, for you.

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.

The Coca Cola Foundation (TCCF) is supporting two large scale projects within the WWF SA Sustainable Agriculture and Land Reform & Biodiversity Stewardship portfolios of work for the 2022-2024 period, both with the overarching goal of watershed protection and restoration. The one project site is within Groenland catchment of the Boland strategic water source area and is partnering with landowners, water users and local alien vegetation clearing operators within this landscape to implement regenerative practices and support the development of biomass value chains as part of the catchment restoration project. The second project area is within the Enkangala Grassland project area (spanning three provinces – KZN, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape) with a priority focus on engaging with the rural communities to achieve effective protection of strategic water source areas in these biodiversity rich high-altitude grasslands.
This position will report to the Sustainable Agriculture Programme manager with input from the Land Reform and Biodiversity Stewardship Programme manager on the project management aspects, as well as the Finance manager on the WWF process and financial management systems.

WWF South Africa is seeking a suitably qualified and technically experienced person to fulfil the accounting and grant management duties required for the two Coca-Cola Foundation-funded programmes. The position will be based out of the Stellenbosch office with flexible in-office requirements. This is a 2-year contract position with the possibility of extension.
Job Functions Accounting,Auditing,Finance
Industries Accounting,Accounting & Auditing,Admin, Office & Support,Ngo / Non-Profit
The incumbent is responsible for maintaining, reviewing, reconciling, and balancing accounting records and systems for the project office including various sub awarded grants and contracts.

•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 TCCF requests for documentation and other financial data requests.
•Serve as the main point of contact for TCCF 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.
•Financial / Accounting degree or diploma
•Minimum five years’ experience as an Accountant
•Financial package experience, Netsuite 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 community conservation, landscape-level approaches and small business development solutions would be beneficial.

Job Closing Date 20/05/2022
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