Africa! Ignite New Job Position

Posted on :

9 Jul, 2018

Category :

Finance Jobs in South Africa

Africa! Ignite is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s leading rural development agencies. The organisation uses our extensive rural footprint to partner with communities, especially woman and youths, so that they can participate fairly in the economy and society and make their voices heard.

Job Title: Financial Administrator
Job Location: Durban
Salary: Up to R 12 000 per month
Start Date: 15 July 2018
Reports to: Financial Manager and CEO

The purpose of the position is to provide financial and administrative support to Africa! Ignite’s team.


General Bookkeeping and financial administration

  • Capture all cashbooks in Pastel
  • Assist with budgets and donor reports by pulling from Pastel
  • Capture and record all expense claims
  • Maintain and update accounting records by performing duties such as recording and posting transactions in journals for account payables, account receivables and payroll
  • Perform all banking duties as required
  • Purchase supplies and assets as authorised by management
  • Capture tax invoices on Pastel
  • Capture stock on Pastel
  • Monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary
  • Tag and monitor fixed assets
  • Pay supplier invoices in a timely manner
  • Pay any debt as it comes due for payment
  • Issue invoices to customers
  • Maintain the petty cash fund
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system including all internal and external
  • Transfers and payments
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain the annual budget
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Prepare where necessary Excel spreadsheets for budgets to funders
  • Assign transactions into relevant projects
  • Capture and reconcile all bank accounts statements
  • Capture and record all transfers, income and expense accounts
  • Data capturing
  • Liase with bank
  • Payroll/ VAT
  • Donor reports

Reporting Responsibilities

  • Provide financial reports to the Finance Manager by the 7th of every subsequent month, for the previous month


  • Full driver license holder
  • Ability to articulate a clear vision for their role with the organisation
  • Have a proven capacity to be an active member of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a team context
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Ability to take constructive criticism
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Ability to follow and carry out set tasks/assignments
  • Maintain/continue established working practice
  • Ability to relate to groups of differing ability, age and culture
  • Ability to adapt quickly and take responsibility when required to
  • Diligent, hardworking, trustworthy and able to function in a team environment
  • Familiar with Pastel accounting software and able to organise and execute tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to develop efficient systems that will improve our financial department and provide adequate financial reports for our managers and Directors

To apply, submit your CV and a one page motivational letter to [email protected]

If you do not receive a response within two weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Application Deadline: 9th July, 2018

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