at Centre for Environmental Rights
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Accounting & Finance
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town



About the Organisation


The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic of activist lawyers who work with communities and civil society organisations in South Africa to realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice. We seek a just, equitable, compassionate society which is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the inter-dependence between people and the environment.


As South Africa’s largest public interest environmental law organisation, we use our expertise and commitment to fight for environmental justice and advance the right to a healthy environment for all. We take on the big environmental battles: cases in which we can empower local communities, have an enduring impact, set powerful precedents for other cases, and help improve policy and practice across the country.


About the Job

The Bookkeeper will provide general bookkeeping and financial administrative support and assistance primarily finance manager, but also to the Centre programmes and staff in general.


Key Responsibilities

Bookkeeping to trial balance


Assist in maintaining an accurate record of financial transactions


Verify the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records


Update and maintain the general ledger


Reconciliation of entries into the Pastel Evolution accounting system


Track and reconcile bank statements


Customer Account reconciliation/age analysis


Creditor reconciliation/age analysis


Account reconciliation to assert the accuracy of transactions


Assist in maintenance of Fixed Asset register


Perform monthly VAT reconciliations and submissions


Assist in calculation and submission of income tax


Submission of Payroll, workmen’ s compensation and other statutory payments


Support monthly payroll and keep organized records


Perform payroll reconciliation monthly and at year end


Assist in preparation of organisation and project budgets


Assist in monitoring of all budget spending


Prepare the year end schedules in preparation of annual financial statements


Work with external auditors to manage audits


Prepare month end management reports for review


Prepare financial reports and proposals for review


Load payments and beneficiary on internet banking platform


Assist with supplier management including new suppliers


Work with CER staff pertaining finance related queries and transactions


Client liaison including internal departments


Any ad hoc duties required from management



A certificate in Bookkeeping or a degree in Accounting will be an advantage


SAIPA/ SAICA articles preferred, although qualified by experience will also be considered


A minimum of 5+ years bookkeeping experience required


Payroll experience will be an advantage


Experience in Pastel Evolution accounting software


Advanced MS Excel skills creating spreadsheets and using financial functions and generating reports


Good computer skills, able to work on platforms such as MS Teams, Sharepoint, etc.


Excellent financial acumen, accuracy & attention to detail


Highly disciplined and an independent worker


Excellent organisational and time-management skills


Ability to work with different programmes, departments and stakeholders


Ability to communicate clearly and effectively on all levels


Work efficiently under pressure


Interested candidates can send their CV