Bookkeeper

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

Description

 

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

 

Requirements

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