Code for Africa (CfA) has an immediate vacancy for a Bookkeeper to join our main secretariat office in Cape Town, South Africa.

CfA’s secretariat is responsible for coordinating pan-African processes, systems and teams across a range of journalism and digital products, for newsrooms and other partners in several African countries.  They work closely with geographically distributed teams to implement financial and administrative systems that ensure the teams are working optimally and within budget. In delivering their mandate, they aim to keep processes simple while providing support and guidance to project teams throughout the project cycle.

About the Role

As the Bookkeeper, you will be supporting the Chief Financial Officer to record financial transactions and create financial reports, record financial transactions including, but not limited to, posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices. Additionally, you will also work to reconcile accounts to ensure their accuracy.

Who You Are

You have an eye for detail. You’re passionate about, numbers, finance, innovative systems, processes, and productivity hacks. You’re comfortable working with diverse teams. You are a self-starter who, takes initiative and goes above and beyond to deliver results. You might already be managing finances, inventories, and budgets in the not-for-profit space, which would be a big advantage. You’re looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to advance your skills and career.

What You’ll Do

  • Record financial transactions and create financial reports.
  • Post information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices.
  • Reconcile accounts to ensure their accuracy.
  • Purchase supplies and equipment as authorized by management
  • Monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary
  • Tag and monitor fixed assets
  • Pay supplier invoices in a timely manner
  • Pay any debt as it comes due for payment
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Issue invoices to customers
  • Ensure that receivables are collected promptly
  • Record cash receipts and make bank deposits
  • Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every bank account
  • Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
  • Maintain the petty cash fund
  • Ensure monthly payroll are processed timeously
  • Issue financial statements
  • Provide information to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements
  • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Assist the CFO in drafting the annual organisational budget

What You’ve Got

  • Strong organisational skills and ability to deliver results within deadlines
  • Demonstrable financial management skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • A creative mind
  • Excellent communication skills primarily in English
  • A dynamic individual that makes things happen
  • A certificate, diploma or degree in bookkeeping / Finance
  • High attention to detail
  • 3yrs of experience
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in using Google docs, sheets. Working knowledge of management tools like Trello and Slack is highly desirable
  • The ability to work with a multicultural environment distributed across Africa

How to Apply:

Fill in this form: by 15 October 2018.

About The Federation:

Code for Africa (CfA) is the continent’s largest federation of data journalism and civic technology laboratories, with labs in four countries and affiliates in a further six countries. CfA manages the $1m/year and $500,000/year, as well as key digital democracy resources such as the data portal and the election toolkit. CfA’s labs also incubate a series of trendsetting initiatives, including the PesaCheck fact-checking initiative in East Africa, the continental africanDRONEnetwork, and the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) that spearheaded Panama Papers probes across the continent. CfA is an initiative of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

At CfA, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. CfA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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