Senior Finance Officer

The Southern Africa Trust, South Africa

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd April, 2018

Job Description

The Southern Africa Trust (the Trust) is an independent regional-level agency that works across the sixteen (16) Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. It supports deeper and wider policy engagement between state and non-state actors to change the systems that keep people in poverty.

The Southern Africa Trust seeks to appoint a Senior Finance Officer, to be based in South Africa.

The purpose of the position is to support the Finance Manager achieve finance strategic objectives through the implementation of integrated financial services in line with developed policies and procedures.


Payroll support

  • Inventory, fixed assets and accounting system management
  • Cash movement and payment processing (operations)
  • Tax returns
  • Invoice and debtors’ and creditors’ reconciliation
  • Financial support and petty cash administration


  • A relevant B.Com Degree or Higher Diploma in Financial Management/Accounting
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience in finance including financial accounting and reporting
  • Experience in Grant management is highly desirable
  • A passion for development and an understanding of poverty and inequality challenges and human rights development will be an advantage
  • Applicants must, at the time of application have fluency in English (both oral and written proficiency)
  • Knowledge of French and Portuguese will be an added
  • Accounting principles, procedural rules and processes
  • Accounting systems particularly AccPac (Sage ERP300)
  • Regulations guiding public sector accounting
  • Analytical ability and Decisiveness
  • Operations management
  • Policy implementation and compliance
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of all applicable national legislation and policies

To apply, submit your CV and covering letter explaining of your interest in the work of the Trust to  include “Senior Finance Officer” in the subject line.


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