Joint Aid Management New Job Position

Posted on :

16 Jul, 2018

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Finance Jobs in South Africa

Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a South African founded humanitarian nonprofit organisation that works to empower Africans to create better lives for themselves.

Job Title: Finance Controller
Job Location: Johannesburg
Salary: R40 000 Negotiable

The purpose of the Finance Controller is to guarantee a proper financial, accounting and administration management, the compliance with legal framework in the country, and the quality of JAMSA’s activities.  Manage and supervise financial planning, budgeting, treasury and financial reports on JAMSA’s activity, in line with JAMSA’s policies and procedures and with donor regulations. The position also contributes to the development and implementation of organisational and funding strategies, policies and practices.


  • Elaborate annual country budget and project donor’s budgets
  • Analyse and follow up project and country budgets, taking into account each donor’s requirements and internal JAMSA regulations
  • Prepare timely accounting and financial reports as well as cash requests
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly financial reports to donors, ensuring these are in line with donor requirements and program activities
  • Maintain an up-to-date accurate accounting system, including computer data entry and paper file system
  • Establish internal financial and administrative procedures compatible with the country’s laws and the organisation’s global policies
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of projects for accountability and future donor inspection and or internal audits
  • Ensure training to local partners in financial resources management
  • Guarantee that administrative and purchasing procedures are respected and follow the criteria established by JAM and donors
  • Oversight of all those working with any financial procedures
  • Contribute to short and long-term organisational planning and strategy as a member of the management team
  • Support the Head of programmes dept. with the development of the annual funding strategy
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with other management team members


  • Relevant financial and administration management qualifications in the relevant fields.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in financial management, with sound understanding of working with an   international NGO
  • Knowledge and experience of international and local donor funding environment, including financial reporting requirements, trends and procedures
  • Experience and flexible approach to managing and prioritising a high workload and multiple tasks
  • Computer skills and proficient in excel, word, outlook, power point and access, and Sun-systems
  • Organisational skills, including the ability to plan comprehensively, set priorities, and manage multiple projects/deadlines efficiently
  • Strong communication skills, with written and spoken English
  • Proven ability to provide support, guidance and training to financial and nonfinancial teams
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to work with discretion regarding confidential information, possession of sound judgment and attention to detail
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace

To apply, submit your application to [email protected]

Application Deadline: 31st July, 2018

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