Accountant -FM/00017/22

Johannesburg - Permanent

Anova is an NGO that empowers people and changes lives. Good health and quality of life is what motivates us to provide healthcare solutions and support for those who need it most.

The successful candidate will be required to perform accounting functions and the management of accounting administration staff ensuring adherence to the organisations financial policies and procedures. 

Key duties and responsibilities:

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Monitor Actuals versus Budget, ensuring that spending is in line with budget.
  • Provide input to Grants in the preparation of the annual budgets for the projects.
  • Monitor project cash flow requirements and advise the Financial Manager accordingly of any shortfalls.

 Financial Management and Reporting

  • Ensure that monthly donor reports are submitted to the Financial, Grants and Project Manager within the required deadlines.
  • Ensure that procedures for authorisation, recording and reconciliation of transactions are being complied with by the accounting administration staff.
  • Assist the Financial Manager in upgrading or changes to the accounting system.
  • Review and update all financial reports where necessary in terms of donor and statutory requirements.
  • Resolve outstanding queries on current projects and ensure a high quality of information is included in the management packs.
  • Review monthly donor reports and liaise with Project managers.

General Ledger & Accounts Payable

  • Verify and approve the daily Accounts Payable batches and check for completeness and accuracy of allocations.
  • Review journal entries to check that they have been raised/reverse accruals raised.
  • Ensure that all Accounts Payable reconciling items are cleared and resolved within the following month.
  • Review petty cash accounts on a weekly basis and reimbursed accordingly.
  • Review that project fuel cards and credit cards are reconciled on a weekly basis and reimbursed accordingly.

Month End Process

  • Within the required deadlines, review project general ledger accounts to validate allocations and accuracy of financial information.
  • Review management packs and ensure that they are of a high standard.
  • The following steps must be addressed:
  • Preparation of correcting journal entries, accrual journals, sub recipient journals and inter-company cost journals.
  • All review queries need to be resolved within the following month.
  • Calculate and ensure all monthly invoices and advance requests are submitted to donors for timeous payment.
  • Balance all trial balances monthly.
  • Ensure and review that management fees are correct and all income to grants have been cleared.
  • Ensure that all interest has been remitted in line with funder requirements.

 Employee supervision and other functions

  • Supervision of Bookkeepers and Finance Administration staff.
  • Assist the Financial Manager in the preparation of the annual financial statements for statutory and donor audits.
  • Review monthly Accounts Payable recons to ensure completeness and resolution of reconciling items.
  • Ensure timeous follow-up and resolution of all compliance queries.

Any other tasks as agreed with line manager.

Minimum qualifications and experience:

  • BCom Degree in Accounting and articles.
  • 5 years’ experience in an Accountant role preferably with experience in managing finance staff.
  • Sound knowledge of financial accounting policies and procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of VAT act

Skills, competencies, and attributes:

  • Advanced experience with MS Excel.
  • Pastel Evolution experience.
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail, and deadline driven.
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and as part of a team.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Please specify the above reference number on the subject line of your email for a quicker response. Good luck!

Submit your CV and application letter to Fuzile Madikane at

 Closing date: 20 May 2022

 In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

 Anova Health Institute is a provider of essential health services and therefore has a mandatory vaccination policy. Should your application be successful, you will be required to submit your proof of vaccination before commencing employment in the role.

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of submitting their application should assume that they have not been successful.

Unsolicited CVs from agencies will not be paid agency fees should their candidate be placed at Anova.

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