Advertised Vacancies Closing on the 15 December 2016

Advertised Vacancies Closing on the 15 December 2016

Contract,  Permanent
Head Office,  The Mvula Trust Regional Offices
Posted 9 months ago

The Mvula Trust, the leading NGO in the rural water supply and sanitation field in South Africa, has vacancies for:

Manager: Finance
Head Office (Midrand)

The Mvula Trust has a solid track record, high calibre staff and a network of relationships and partnerships with the major stakeholders in the sector. The mission of the Mvula Trust is to improve the health and livelihoods of poor and disadvantaged South Africans using and maximising community-based approaches to facilitate delivery of integrated and sustainable water, sanitation and related services, while ensuring that people’s voices are heard.
We are looking for a strong and dynamic individual who will be able to enforce compliance with processes, procedures and deadlines, prepare annual financial statements in terms of IFRS, manage forecasting and budgeting processes, manage financial risk and ensure adherence to laws and regulations.


The Manager: Finance will be accountable to the CFO and will: • Assist in assessing options for improving financial systems, processes and procedures • Ensure and promote effective financial management within the organisation • Ensure effective financial planning, financial accounting, controls and reporting • Contribute and assist with the internal and external audit processes • Play a leading role in dealing with all outstanding findings raised by internal and external auditors during the routine and ad hoc audit processes
• Coordinate the year-end process from planning, preparation of Annual Financial Statement, Group reporting and reporting to ExCo and MANCO on the progress of the year-end process
• Coordinate the Risk Management process across the organisation and provide the supportive role to the CFO on Risk Management.


BCom degree in Financial Accounting and completed articles will be an added advantage • At least 10 years’ experience in the finance environment • At least 3 years of which should be at a middle management level and financial reporting • Good understanding and knowledge of financial principles, processes and practices (IFRS for SMEs) • Good understanding of accounting and reporting standards • Good understanding of Enterprise-wide Risk Management principles • Good understanding of the SA Tax Legislation.


Officer: Project Finance
Limpopo (Polokwane)
(2-year contract)


Reporting to the Manager: Finance, the incumbent will: • Provide an efficient project cost accounting function and assist with the continuous updating of the costing model • Prepare complex financial modelling to support decision making • Be part of the project team by assisting with costing of the project which would eventually translate into a budget for the project • Prepare budgets for each project and ensure credible budgeting and monitoring performance against the budget, as well as the rolling forecasts of projects at all times.
• Monitor and manage deviations from the estimated income and report monthly • Provide variances analysis reports from budget, identify added-value reporting opportunities for trend analysis and commentary to assist forecasting and budgeting requirements • Assist project teams and ensure that all projects are invoiced timeously, accurately and in accordance with client contracts • Ensure timely submission of financial information to senior management for reporting purposes • Deal with treasury management and day-to-day cash management
• Maintain records and reconciliation controls and oversee monthly creditor reconciliations • Ensure good project governance and adherence to accounting standards • Ensure that there are sufficient controls to enhance the completeness of revenue • Identify risks throughout the project life-cycle • Strengthen contract management, especially from a finance point of view and report all weaknesses to the Finance Manager and the project owner • Be responsible for foreign exchange exposure and all financial controls thereto.


BCom degree in Financial Management or Accounting • At least 3 years’ experience in the project finance field • Good understanding and knowledge of financial principles, processes and practices (IFRS for SMEs) • Good understanding of reporting standards and requirements • Good understanding of Enterprise-wide Risk Management principles.
• Good understanding of the SA Tax Legislation • Good financial management skills with strong analytical and problem-solving skills • Planning, organising and coordination skills with good communication skills • Computer literacy in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, the Internet and e-mail.


Applicants are invited to submit their applications, with detailed CV and a letter motivating why they are suited to the positions, for the attention of the Human Resources Officer, by e-mail to
Closing date: 15 December 2016
The Mvula Trust is committed to employment equity and is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who do not receive any communication from Mvula within 30 days of submitting applications should consider their applications as having been unsuccessful.




Job Features

Job CategoryVarious Posts
Duration2 years (Contract)
Closing Date06 July 2016

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