Employment opportunity: Financial Accountant

The DG Murray Trust sees itself as a hub of public innovation.  It views its staff team as innovators.

Our goal for South Africa is a flourishing people, economy and society in which every person has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Towards this goal, our strategic aims for 2017 – 2021 are:

  • To nurture an innovative and inclusive society;
  • To keep all children on track by Grade 4; and
  • To enable all young people to get their first decent job.

We’re looking for a Financial Accountant to join our team in a contract position for 9 months from December 2018 – August 2019 working towards these goals. With the DGMT finance team, this person will:

Joint and Large projects

>Maintain physical records of all payments in respect of large projects

Grants Payable

>Raise grants payable in accordance with approved grant agreements/schedules
>Prepare and process grant payments
>Allocate grant payments against the relevant supplier/grantee
>Update the Grants Management System/Database with the relevant financial data

Accounts Payable (Operations)

>Reconciliation of suppliers
>Resolve reconciling differences with suppliers
>Prepare and process supplier payments
>Prepare a supplier age analysis

Treasury/Bank and Cash

>Ensuring adequate cash balances in bank accounts
>Manage the weekly payments cycle, including loading payments for release on internet banking and preparing the supporting documentation
>Handling account maintenance issues with the bank
>Perform bank reconciliations
>Review petty cash reconciliations
>Prepare a summary of cash paid to beneficiaries on a quarterly basis

Financial Accounting and Reporting

>Maintain the Pastel Evolution accounting system
>Process the cash books (DGMT bank accounts)
>Ensure income and expenses are allocated to the correct accounts
>Process and reconcile control and suspense accounts
>Allocate expenses to the projects/joint ventures to which they relate
>Raise the necessary accruals and prepayments at financial year-end. Ensure that they are appropriately reversed in the new year

To apply, please only send a short letter of motivation and a CV with 3 referees (no other documents please!) to work@dgmt.co.za by Thursday 8 November at 5 pm with the subject line “Financial Accountant Contract Position”.