Finance Manager

at University of Cape Town
Location Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Finance
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused

on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related

infections in Southern Africa.

We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to

realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of

joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health-Foundations’ exciting future.

DTHF is looking to fill the post of Finance Manager – this is a senior management position and

a key role in the operational management team requiring verifiable qualifications and

experience relevant for this post. The purpose of this position is to ensure accurate financial

information and reporting across the organization, including timely provision of statutory

reporting, forecasts and Budgets to meet business needs and to provide proactive advice and

guidance to Executive and Leadership teams in respect to all financial matters affecting the

company. Hands-on finance experience as well as a strategic outlook are required for this

challenging position within the NGO sector.

Essential minimum requirements for successful application:

(Please do not submit an application if you do not have all of the listed requirements)

  • Tertiary education with specialized certification in Financial Accounting or relevant

equivalent experience

  • Completed articles – Qualified CA or relevant recognized equivalent qualification
  • SAP B1 processing experience
  • Minimum 8 years relevant working experience in Financial Management at senior

management level, preferably with NGO experience

  • Line Management experience leading a finance team

Other relevant requirements:

  • Ability to work with budgets and advise on financial decision making
  • Advanced experience in MS Office programmes with advance Excel knowledge
  • Knowledge of the development of finance dashboards and will be an advantage
  • Ability to administer and execute financial processes and transactions
  • Good administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle pressure and is dynamic to change
  • Valid driver’s license

The Key Performance Indicators of this position will be:

  • To be accountable for the full finance function at the DTHF to the executive and the


  • To ensure compliance to the International Accounting Standards and Conservation

International (CI) and Conservation South Africa (CSA) Policies and Procedures

  • To ensure the financial integrity of grant monies received and that allocation of funds

is in accordance with Funder regulations and organization policies under the guidance

of the Audit and Risk committee

  • The position will oversee timely submission and accuracy of financial documentation

and will require line management of the finance team (Bookkeeper; Finance Officer/

Creditors Clerk and Project Purchaser

  • Lead the Statutory and A133 audits with external Auditors and implement the

necessary corrective action where recommended in the Management report


  • The Finance Manager will be required to be familiar with the financial systems,

policies, procedures and controls utilized by DTHF

  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses on


  • Ensures timeous invoicing to funders and payments to creditors
  • Ensure month end deadlines are met for all statutory payments.
  • Ensure proper documentation exists and complies with policy and procedure

requirements before disbursements are made.

  • Oversee Finance files to ensure that they are audit ready.
  • Oversee accurate completion of accounting questionnaires and statutory information
  • Oversee Asset register entries and maintenance and ensure assets are adequately


  • Oversee vehicle licensing and insurance queries.
  • Ensure that accurate financial status is presented to the Board during regular board

meetings with recommendations where appropriate

  • Maintain the organization investment portfolio and monitor results
  • Produce the monthly cash flow report for the Executive committee review and

manages, monitors and interprets cash flow and predicts future trends including

regular cashflow forecasts.

  • Manages petty cash, supply corporate accounts and credit cards
  • Records and Manages business financial risk
  • Continually strives to up-skill and motivate the finance team through effective

leadership, mentoring, coaching, performance improvement and the creation and

implementation of individual development plans

  • Assist in preparing financial reports for as requested by Executive committee, Audit

and Risk Committee and the Board of Directors

  • In collaboration with the Grants and Finance Senior Manager ensure develop an

organizational budget and sustainability plan


  • The position will report directly to the General Manager

Values fit: Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence


  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Kindly indicate your salary expectation with your application


Interested candidates can send their CV


Submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of

three (3) current contactable referees to: Attention HR Manager [email protected] by 19

th July 2021 and include the reference number: #DTHF/C037.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applicants who have completed both applications steps, will be considered.