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Are you committed to working with rural communities?

Do you have financial and accounting qualifications, skills and experience?


Can you think innovatively and be part of a team?

Yes? Then come and join us as


Finance Manager


The Ubunye Foundation is an innovative and successful rural development organisation. The Foundation’s office is in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape but it works in partnership with communities in the Ngqushwa Municipality with over 22 staff members. The Foundation receives financial support from a variety of national and international funders and has a highly active and successful fund-raising division. The Finance Manager is responsible for all financial matters within the Foundation and is expected to provide financial analysis for reporting and budgets for proposals to donors quickly and accurately. 

Ubunye is looking for an extremely motivated and committed Finance Manager who not only has excellent skills in financial management but a dedication to community partnerships, support for innovation and the energy and team spirit that fits into the Ubunye Foundation. They should have at least 5-year’s work experience preferably in the not-for-profit sector with knowledge and experience of HR management.

Post responsibilities

  • Budget and regular budget reviews – organisational and per programme

  • Payroll, Payroll reconciliations, monthly returns

  • Full monthly bookkeeping function

  • Processing of payments and reconciliations of account payable and bank accounts

  • Assisting with the financial aspects of Funding Proposals

  • Donor financial reporting

  • Managing optimal cash vs investment balances.

  • Oversight of Petty Cash

  • Annual finalisation of financial records for purpose of producing audited financial statements

  • Liaising with auditors and providing required information to facilitate an efficient audit

  • Monitoring supplier contracts

  • Maintenance and reconciliation of stock levels

Post qualifications and skills required:

Proficient with cloud-based accounting software (preferably Xero)

Bookkeeping/Accounting qualification and 5+ years of experience 

Experience of transactional processing, reporting, budgeting, analysis of financial information with the following:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Good organisational skills

  • Numeracy, accuracy and diligence

  • Good computer skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Patience and dedication

  • Good communication skills

Role will include certain Human Resource functions that closely connect with Finance


Employment offer:

Flexible but full time contract, salary range 15k-20k depending on experience, benefits package and an opportunity to become part of a dedicated, motivated and energetic team working with local communities.

The Finance Manager will be based at Ubunye's office in Makhanda


Application details:

Please send your CV and a 1-page letter of motivation detailing why you would be a good fit for the

Ubunye Foundation and what skills and experience you would bring to the Foundation, to:

Only applications submitted by email to the above address will be considered

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Closing date: 17:00, 1 December 2020

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Director: Katy Pepper


T: +27 (0)46 622 7896

F:+27 (0)46 622 7889

A:23 Hill Street, Grahamstown, SA

P O Box 448, Grahamstown 6140

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