Budget Coordinator

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town


The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression.



Three – Year Contract


The Conference Centre and Event Management Office is a business unit based within the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) in Cape Town. This Office has been successfully operating under the SAMRC leadership since 2005.


This office is responsible for events facilitated in the conference centre (at the SAMRC Head office) as well as arranging and management events hosted locally, national and internationally. Candidates must manage all project funds across the departments.


We take pride in what we do by offering a professional and personal service to our clients and are looking for candidates with excellent communication, customer service and creative skills.


The position will require staff to work flexible hours based in Cape Town.




Collecting, interpreting and reviewing financial information

Preparing and managing budgets for multiple projects concurrently

Provide financial income and expense reports for multiple projects to internal and external clients

Regularly update the financial management of SOP’s for the unit

Financial and general administration function of the unit.

Core Requirements:


3 Year Financial Accounting Diploma or similar

3 to 5 Years’ budgeting experience (internship period excluded)

Experience in JDE system or similar financial programmes

Be able to interpret and review financial information

Proven track record of preparing and managing budgets for multiple projects

Computer proficiency (Internet, e-mailing, MS Office)

Possession of a valid driver’s licence

Travel and flexible hours is a requirement



Proactive/people management style

Be able to work under pressure

Have an analytical mind

Negotiation skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships

Business awareness

Good communication skills – both written and verbal

Ability to problem solve

Ability to meet deadlines/work under pressure

Ability to work as a team

High level of organizing & planning



Experience in Event Management systems

Financial reporting experience

Proven project management and accounting experience


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