Project Accountant

Company WWF-SA
Reference # #FBS
Published 11/04/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Newlands, Western Cape, South Africa
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 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.
Job Functions Accounting
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit

The incumbent will report to the Financial Manager and Financial Director and will be responsible for a broad range of accounting duties which will include the following:

Project Accounting/Reporting:

•Maintain and update project-related financial records
•Creating custom financial reports as required by donors and internal projects
•Analyse, review, rearrange and compare original expenditures related to a project to meet various reporting needs
•Prepare financial reports periodically as required
•Assist project managers with monitoring, analyses, forecasting and comments upon project variances
•Liaise with Unit heads, Field offices and programme managers to gather financial and project accounting requirements, as well as tailored reporting structures
•Monitor and Maintain donor financial requirements, conditions and reporting deadlines
•Assist programme/project staff with conceptual budgets where requested
•Compile information for external auditors, as required

Other Accounting functions:

•Assist with the other financial functions within the financial division
•Update financial reports periodically to systems
•Assist Financial Manager and Financial Director with ad-hoc financial reports/requests as required.
•Maintaining Pastel project system and Pastel reports

•Financial/Accounting diploma or degree
•2 to 3 years’ experience as an assistant accountant
•Practical experience in the field of Financial donor reporting
•Computer literate: MS Excel intermediate level
•Accurate, strong attention to detail and financial analysis experience
•Deadline driven and able to manage conflicting deadlines
•Ability to work under pressure
•Good interpersonal skills
•Team player
•Positive attitude and willing to learn and develop skills further

Further Information:

To apply please click here fill out the application form, and provide a detailed CV and covering letter (attach under “Documents”) fully motivating why you should be appointed, together with the names, current e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three relevant references.

Applications close on 25th April 2019. Applications sent via email 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 25/04/2019
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