Accountant: Short term assignment

Date: October 16, 2016
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Gender Links (GL), a Southern African NGO promoting gender equality and justice seeks the services of a short term Accountant starting as soon as possible, for an initial period of three months, with the possibility of extension, to assist with:

  • Preparation of payments
  • Monitoring of general ledger postings for accuracy and effects on the expenditure budgets; also monitoring of Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable / Clearing Control accounts and ensures that are reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Checking program cash expenditure reconciliations
  • Managing the full creditors function, including preparation of creditors’ reconciliations and requisitions
  • Preparation of GL branch accounts for audit;
  • Managing inter-account transfers to maximum efficiency.
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts, reports and journals for HQ and ensures all reconciliation functions by countries are in compliance with Gender Links’ financial policies and procedures
  • Ensuring total compliance with GL’s zero tolerance for corruption policy.


  • Tertiary education with specialized certification in Accounting/Commerce; or Professional qualification at level 2, e.g. CIS, CIMA.
  • At least five years of professional experience with at least three of these in an NGO sector with proven track record of managing multiple countries and donors.
  • Knowledge and experience of Sage Pastel Evolution
  • Experience of branch accounting is essential;
  • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • IT proficiency.
  • Valid driver’s license.

General conditions: GL is an equal opportunity employer. GL offers competitive remuneration packages, commensurate with skills and experience. Please submit a CV, references, and a relevant sample of your work to by 21 October 2016. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. GL reserves the right not to appoint anyone if suitable candidates are not found.