Position title
Bookkeeper | 04 June 2020
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The primary purpose of this position is to fulfil the role of providing a full accounting function for the operations of a newly formed independent developmental microfinance operation within a Non-Profit environment. A suitable candidate must be able to work independently and implement efficient processes and systems as part of creating a fully functioning financial administration.

DETAILED KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Accounting bookkeeping, processes and records

  • Prepare required requisitions and reimbursement claims
  • Loading of payments and payroll deductions onto operational banking system
  • Set up of an orderly accounting filing system
  • Process cash book entries for all operational bank accounts.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for all bank accounts
  • Prepare any accounting reconciliations necessary
  • Prepare journals to incorporate loan book interest, initiation fees and movement in loans to clients

Key Performance Measures

  • Complete and accurate accounting records.
  • Functioning and up to date accounting system

Financial results reporting

  • Preparation of monthly financial results
  • Preparation of financial report to Trustees as and when required
  • Preparation of draft Annual Financial Statements

Key Performance Measures

  • Timeous and accurate reports

Budgeting process

  • Prepare and manage an annual budget

Key Performance Measures

  • Timeous and accurate reports

Taxation

  • Preparation of annual Income Tax return
  • Regular tax compliance certificate

Key Performance Measures

  • Taxation matters completed timeously

Compliance

  • Work with the Credit Operations manager on NCR compliance.

Key Performance Measures

  • Regular NCR reports within time frame

Audit

  • Arrange and implement the external audit
  • Preparation of the audit file, excluding loan book
  • Provide required information during the audit
  • Annual NCR form 40

Key Performance Measures

  • Completed audit process

Fixed assets maintenance

  • Maintain the Fixed Asset Register
  • Reconcile Fixed Asset Register to Trial Balance
  • Mange an annual physical count of fixed assets

Key Performance Measures

  • Accurate and complete Fixed Asset Register

Deal with all ad hoc requests

  • Assist Managing Director with all aspects of the financial management of the operations
  • Attend all Exco and management meetings

Key Performance Measures

  • Manager evaluation

Soft Skills 

  • Maintain good working relationship with peers
  • Participation in office related initiatives

Key Performance Measures

  • Manager evaluation
KEY RELATIONSHIP INTERFACES

Internal Relationships: All Staff
External Relationships: Suppliers, Auditors, SARS, External Stakeholders

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Occasional travel to operational field sites

Drivers licence

DELEGATED FREEDOM TO ACT

Indicate the limits and controls on this position’s authority regarding expenditure, personnel decisions, changing policies or methods.

  • To follow the processes outlined in the Finance policies of WDB Siyakhula Development Trust.
  • To adhere to the founding principles of WDB Trust in its object to eliminate poverty.
JOB SPECIFICATION

List of qualifications, experience, training and characteristics required for the job

Qualifications
B Comm degree

Experience
4-6 years accounting experience

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

List of competencies and skill requirements for each job as per the organization’s business priorities (not a conclusive list)

Knowledge

  • Pastel Accounting
  • Sage Payroll
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • SARS E-filing

Skills

  • Good communication skills

Attributes/Abilities/Values

  • Professional work ethic
  • Uphold missions and vision of WDB Trust
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Respect for confidentiality
  • High standard of integrity, honesty and reliability
Employment Type
Permanant
Beginning of employment
Deadline - 12th June 2020
Duration of employment
full-time
Industry
Non-Profit Organisation
Job Location
WDB House, 1st Floor, 59 Cradock Avenue, Dunkeld, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Working Hours
8-5pm
Date posted
04/06/2020
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