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Chartered Accountant - Western Cape, Cape Town

Cape Town Region Cape Town, Western Cape Western Cape, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 19, 2024

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Full Time

A nonprofit organization that integrates education and scientific research for a sustainable approach to conservation is actively seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Chartered Accountant to join their mission. The organization's team is driven by a passion for effecting positive change. The chosen CA will play a crucial role in overseeing all financial aspects of the organization, ensuring precision, adherence to compliance, and transparency in financial reporting. Working closely with the CEO and Programme Directors, the Chartered Accountant will participate in making well-informed financial decisions that align with the organization's strategic goals. Responsibilities include managing budgeting, conducting financial analyses, maintaining financial records, ensuring regulatory compliance, and preparing reports. Additionally, the CA will collaborate with internal stakeholders to uphold fiscal responsibility, thereby contributing significantly to the overall success and sustainability of the organization.


Financial Management and Reporting:

  • Develop and implement financial management strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage the organization's financial activities, including budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management.
  • Prepare financial reports, statements, and analysis for the Board of Directors, senior management, and the donor.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards, regulatory requirements, and internal controls.
  • Monitor financial performance and provide recommendations for cost optimization and efficiency improvements.

Audit and Compliance:

  • Coordinate and oversee annual external audits, ensuring compliance with auditing standards.
  • Prepare audit schedules, financial statements, and supporting documentation for audit purposes.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls to safeguard financial assets and mitigate risks.
  • Ensure compliance with tax regulations, statutory reporting, and filing requirements.
  • Stay updated on relevant accounting and regulatory changes and provide guidance to the organization.

Budgeting and Financial Planning:

  • Lead the annual budgeting process in collaboration with Programme Directors and the CEO.
  • Prepare accurate and comprehensive budgets aligned with organizational goals and programme activities.
  • Monitor budget performance, analyse variances, and provide recommendations for budget adjustments.
  • Support Programme Directors in developing project budgets and monitoring their financial performance.

Donor Management and Reporting:

  • Ensure accurate recording and reporting of donations.
  • Prepare financial reports for the donor, ensuring compliance with their reporting requirements.
  • Provide financial insights and analysis to support proposal drafting and budget applications.

Financial Systems and Processes:

  • Oversee the organization's financial systems, including accounting software and reporting tools.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Provide training and support to staff members on financial systems and processes.
  • Ensure data integrity and security in financial systems and maintain appropriate backup procedures.


  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) designation is required.
  • Minimum of 5 - 6 years of relevant experience in financial management and accounting.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector or working with non-profit organizations is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in financial management software and MS Office Suite.
  • Experience with donor management and grant reporting is an asset.
  • Must have sound experience in governance and foundation


  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to speak French will be an advantage.

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.


When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Apply here [URL Removed] e-mail a Word copy of your CV to [Email Address Removed] and mention the reference number of the job.

Desired Skills:
  • Chartered
  • Accountant
  • Non-Profit

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