Sep 05, 2018

Project Accountant

  • Zenex Foundation
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Based in Pretoria, the ADA seeks to fill a vacancy:

Project Accountant

To support Director: Finance and Operations in ensuring effective and timely accounting and reporting. The Project Accountant will also assist the Director: Finance and Operations in ensuring effective and timely capturing, financial management and reporting on subgrantees’ expenses. He/she will also assist with regards to budgeting, processing payments and sub-grantee reporting. Build capacity of sub-grantees in the area of financial Management as envisaged by the project.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

Ensuring timely monthly reporting of ADA Accounts
Planning and organising annual audits of ADA Accounts
Capturing of all entries into the ADA accounting system by donor cost codes
Managing taxation and statutory compliance
Preparing and / or providing input to financial reports for the projects
Ensuring high standard of financial reports of sub-grantee, country and regional offices
Managing all related accountability reports

The Project Accountant must meet the following criteria:

University Degree in Financial Management, Accounting, Business Administration or any other relevant fields
At least five years or more experience in grant accounting, financial management and reporting, budgeting and general accounting
Experience of managing projects funded by the European Union and other partners
Experience in working for a humanitarian organisation funded by international donors
Experience in preparing external audit files for statutory and individual donor audits
Experience in donor financial reports; Knowledge of working with accounting policies/systems/software packages similar to those of ADA will be an advantage.
Experience in working on Pastel financial system
Qualified persons with disabilities who meet the specifications above are encouraged to apply

ADA is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, eligible non-South African citizens can also apply if compliant with South African laws. View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application

The African Disability Alliance (ADA) was initially called the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disability (SADPD). The organisation’s name was changed with effect from 11 April 2014. The registration of ADA launches a new phase in the development and maturity of the organisation as a disability-led technical agency deriving its mandate from the human rights movement of organisations of persons with disabilities that constitute its membership. ADA’s mission is to be an African knowledge-based organisation that works in partnership with the AU, UN, African governments, CSOs, Academia and DPOs to promote inclusive development and human rights for persons with disabilities.

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