SECTION27 is a public interest law centre that seeks to use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights. If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to realise rights to basic education and health care services and positively influence society, working at SECTION27 could be the challenge you have been looking for. Our activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rights to have access to health care services, basic education and food, as guaranteed by the South African Constitution.

SECTION27 seeks an experienced and driven candidate with a strong background in finance, accounting, budgeting, payroll systems and administration. The suitable candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and control of the financial function. This is a full-time position, which requires the ability and willingness to travel and work outside of office hours to meet deadlines.

 Chartered Accountant or equivalent with articles (with a minimum 5 years work experience).

Knowledge and Skills
 Sound project management skills, including planning and report writing skills.
 Full accounting function.
 Good knowledge of financial software packages – Pastel Accounting, Payroll software as well as advanced Excel and Word.
 Strong budgeting and financial reporting skills.
 Good time management.
 Knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern non-profit companies.
 Knowledge of statutory requirements such as VAT, PAYE, UIF, etc.
 Driver’s license is essential.

 Fluency in English, spoken and written.

Personal attributes
 Ability to work under pressure.
 Attention to detail.
 Flair for figures.
 Professional attitude to meeting deadlines.
 Ability to manage and work in a team.
 Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills; able to interact with staff and partners.
 Self-motivated, uses initiative and able to work without supervision.
 Organised, meticulous and accurate.

 5 years post articles with financial accounting and management experience.
 Previous working experience in a computerized finance environment with particular reference to Pastel Accounting, Pastel Payroll and MS Office.
 Experience and knowledge of working with donors and of donor financial reporting.
 Professionalism.
 Strong inter-personal skills.
 Good judgement and ability to trouble-shoot problems.
 Excellent ability to organise, manage multiple tasks and prioritise.
 Detail oriented.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Ensure monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial reports are generated timeously.
 Maintain payroll system and process staff salaries monthly.
 Payment and submission of all statutory returns.
 Maintain sound relations with our banking partner/s and deal with all queries related to banking.
 Deliver funding reports timeously.
 Manage all financial risk and develop early warning systems.
 Manage and supervise all procurement, ensuring alignment with policies and donor contracts.
 Monitor project expenditure and implement corrective action where such expenditure exceeds or is not consistent with agreed budgets and donor requirements.
 Ensure that donor income and expenditure schedule is updated on a monthly basis.
 Maintain a record of donor’s expected payment dates, and monitor receipts on a monthly basis.
 Request the contractual payments from sources of funding timeously.
 Ensure that teams are provided with the information they need to manage their budgets.
 Manage and supervise the work of the Finance officer to ensure that all delegated financial responsibilities are completed in and accurate and timely manner.
 Ensure that all monthly financial reports are completed timeously, filed and accessible.
 Organise a monthly finance meeting by middle of the new month where all financial reports are reviewed.
 Maintain detailed records of the finances per donor.
 Prepare financial reports for all donors as required by them and within the contractual timeframes and in accordance to donor contracts.
 Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
 Ensure all documents are electronically and physically filed and available for internal and external audits.
 Correct and rectify any qualifications made by auditors.
 Develop annual programme and organizational budgets, overseeing and supervising budget plans of projects with the Executive Director.
The position is based at our offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Please forward your Curriculum Vitae accompanied by a covering letter to info@section27.org.za by 31 March 2017. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.