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VACANCY: Head: Finance and Governance (HFG) ICLEI Africa (NOW CLOSED) - 25 October 2016

 (initial 3-year contract position)

The HFG will provide a full spectrum of hands-on financial and governance services as a member of a dynamic management team, responsible for all financial and project reporting functions related to strategic financial management, project planning, project budgeting, project cash flows etc.

This individual must have a passion for detailed financial project management and reporting, coupled with:

a) In-depth skills and experience in the preparation of activity based project budgets, cash flow forecasts, scenario planning, management reports, board reports and budgets

b) Highly advanced and in-depth skills coupled with extensive experience in MS Excel

c) Proven ability to

• use the Pastel Accounting software package

• prepare, update and report on detailed cash flow requirements of individual and consolidated projects

• prepare individual and consolidated project documentation and reports in accordance with contracts and legislative requirements

• interact successfully with colleagues, donors, partners, suppliers etc.

• multi-task, work under pressure, independently, meticulously and accurately, often on a multi-currency basis and in collaboration with other staff as required.

Position Specific Requirements:

* A tertiary level accounting qualification (B Com degree or equivalent Accounting / Management Accounting / Costing qualification)

* Professional membership of a widely recognized professional accounting institution e.g. the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.

* Minimum of 10 years post-qualification experience, at comparable level of the advertised position with similar / same responsibilities

* Proven experience in financial management and reporting related to grants and international donor projects would be an added advantage