Finance Officer - Pretoria


(Salary: R11,667.42)

 (6 Months 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.

 Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to work alongside the Finance Manager to ensure that IY’s payments, pastel processing and payroll is done efficiently and timeously.


  • Contribute to Department Objectives
  • Work together with and support the Finance Manager to progressively work towards achieving department objectives
  • Ensure that you work from a branch at least twice every school term
  • Payments & Payroll 
  • Ensure correct amounts are paid, timeously and with proper authorisation
  • Ensure that correct account details loaded
  • Ensure that cost centre cards always have positive balance of R5k to support operations
  • Ensure that supporting documents are saved by the 15th every month
  • Ensure that calculations for payroll input is accurate
  • Timely processing by the 18th of every month
  • Pastel Processing
  • Ensure accurate data capturing
  • Data capturing to be completed by the 15th of every month
  • Ensure that supporting documents have been saved by the 7th of each month
  • Compliance
  • Apply for Tax clearance certificate at least 7 days before expiry
  • Submit returns before due dates as follows;
  • EMP201 & UI19 before 7th of each month
  • VAT201 return within 30 days for prior month
  • IT14 before 30 November annually
  • EMP501 as per SARS dates
  • Track renewal dates and action accordingly
  • Asset Management
  • Get confirmation from Tech for all new assets on a monthly basis
  • Conduct reconciliation of the assets register to financial statements on a monthly basis
  • Conduct a review of the assets register for completeness against financial information on a monthly basi
  • Administration
  • Invoice as per schedule on the tracker
  • Update the Fundraising Coordinator every Friday
  • Send bank statements every Friday
  • Update meeting records on a weekly basis
  • Keep track of action items
  • Training & Support 
  • Train new finance team members within the first month of their joining
  • Annual Audit as per schedule and production of reports 30 days after completion of the audit
  • Provide all information upon request by the finance manager

 Qualification & Competencies required

  • National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, economics, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 - 3 years’ experience
  • Computer skills and knowledge of computerized accounting packages and other software (MS Office, Excel, Pastel Evolution, Sage VIP, ESS)
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and GAAP


Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter via email to   with the subject heading “Finance Officer” by 10 July 2018.


Due to the volume of applicants, should you not receive feedback within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.