Bookkeeper (3 Month Fixed Term Contract)

IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty through education. The organisation exists to reduce inequality in South Africa, and its track record of matric results, access to post-school opportunities, and alumni success is proof that positive change is possible.


Purpose of the Position:

The purpose of this position is to support the finance department by the managing asset register, renewal of licenses and reconciliation of the petty cash and pay cards.


The Bookkeeper reports to the Finance Manager and will be based in the Pretoria Office.



1.    Manage the Asset Register

  • Update the IY Assets register to ensure completeness of:

-          Capitalised assets record (including cost, depreciation & NBV) cross casting to Accounting records

-          Expensed Assets record cross casting to Financial records

-          Donated Assets record

-          Develop Asset movement tracking system and update records for removed, lost, stolen or replaced etc.

-          Clear assets management system

 2.     Reconciliation of petty cash and pay card

  • Investigate and recommend for correction of variance items for 20 Petty cash accounts for 2017 FY and first half of 2018 FY
  • Investigate and recommend for correction of variance items for 20 Pay card accounts for 2017 FY and first half of 2018 FY

 3.    Manage License Renewals

  • Ensure timely licence renewals for ESS, VIP Payroll & Pastel Accounting



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, economics, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an accountant
  • Extensive knowledge of Pastel Evolution premium
  • Extensive Knowledge of Asset management
  • Extensive Knowledge of Reconciliations
  • Understanding of GAAG and IFRS
  • Extensive knowledge of Journal processing



  • Proactive
  • Innovative
  • Resourceful
  • Team player
  • Analytical Thinker
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Adaptable & Flexible
  • Stakeholder orientation
  • High level of attention to detail



Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter via email to with the subject heading “Bookkeeper” by 20 February 2018.


Due to the volume of applications we receive, if you do not receive feedback within two weeks please accept your application as being unsuccessful.