Financial Controller (Parks / Conservation / Wildlife / Africa / NGO), Johannesburg

Location: Johanessburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 24-11-2017
Ref: MIM
Job Description:
Our client is a non-profit organisation that takes total responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities.
Our client currently manages 12 parks in different African countries
Role Overview
As the financial controller (a S21 not for profit organization), you will be directly responsible for all financial matters directly related to the entity. Supervises: Treasury admin support, Financial Accountant, Travel and procurement coordinator,
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Supervising the postings done by the Financial Accountant and ensure monthly accounts are accurate and complete
  • Performing monthly VAT submissions and be in charge of the relationship with SARS
  • Ensuring S21 compliance with different bodies: SARS and CIPCC
  • Reviewing articles of association and prepare compliance checklist
  • Assisting in compiling the budget and ensure adherence to it
  • Will continuously investigate room for efficiency: cellphone contracts, supplier agreements etc.
  • Will be responsible for the annual audit including: completing reporting packs, compiling AFS and reviewing AFS
  • Will work with the APN grants manager and the park financial controllers to ensure that all EU financial reports are up to date. These will be submitted to the grants manager on a quarterly basis. This a coordination role.
  • Will have the overall responsibility of the treasury sets of accounts, being the books where most donors are “housed”.
  • Will liaise with SAPF on all financing matters
  • Receive the monthly reports of parks
  • Consolidate all the treasury requirements of the parks and monitor that there is no excessive use of cash flow
  • Prepare monthly consolidated management accounts to be submitted and discuss with the FD
Park compliance
  • Will require to travel (at least 4 times a year) to assist in monitoring park compliance or other adhoc projects as requested by the Finance Director
Software and ERPs
  • Work with Finance Project Manager to develop consolidation tools in Serenic Navigator
  • May be required to assist on various projects
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Registered (or in process of registering) chartered Accountant or equivalent (e.g. ACCA)
  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • Has a valid work permit if not South African or is eligible to apply for one
  • Able to travel on demand
  • Highly analytical mind, process driven with excellent excel skills
  • Has worked on ERPs before
  • Is genuinely interested in the work that the company Parks does
What success looks like in 5 years’ time:
  • Has a good overall understanding of the organization from a financial point of view
  • Is fully responsible for treasury including all the park funds held centrally
  • Has mastered the ERP system to an extent where it is possible for him/her to assist others in troubleshooting
  • Unqualified audits
  • Compliance from a governance perspective
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Michelle Muir
Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment 
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