Finance Manager

at Project Playground
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted January 25, 2022
Category Finance
Job Type Part-Time


About the Organisation

Project Playground is a registered Trust operating for children’s rights to development and opportunities. Founded in 2010, Project Playground has ten years of experience in developing and facilitating programs aimed at strengthening the self-esteem and ambitions of children and youth through structured after school programs. Programs offered include education, sports, and the arts, as well as an in-house social work division with focus on therapeutic intervention and family strengthening initiatives.


About the Job

The Finance Manager will execute and manage the financial management functions of Project Playground. He/she must have excellent knowledge of Sage One and Simple Pay with the ability to work independently and have strong work ethics.


Key Responsibilities

Ensuring efficient, effective and transparent financial management


Ensuring legal financial compliance


Preparing, presenting and implementing annual budgets in collaboration with broader management


Producing monthly financial reports, including fundraising reports to the CEO, board of Trustees and General Secretary


Providing management with annual budgets and maintaining a monthly reporting system for each manager/center/division


Producing and overseeing special financial reports to grant makers and key partners


Maintaining relationship with key stakeholders and negotiate annual increases


Creating annual financial strategies and maintaining financial handbook


Monitoring cash flows, predicting and advising on future trends


Processing and managing payroll


Managing all financial related concerns and requests by staff of Project Playground o Liaising with auditors and managing monthly audits


Providing workshops when needed to upskill management on financial matters


Coaching, mentoring and leading the financial team


Full Bookkeeping function



At least three years of experience in a similar role preferably in NPO Sector


Accounting Diploma/Degree essential


Must have excellent knowledge of Sage One and Simple Pay


Exceptional organizational skills


Strong written and verbal skills


Independent and strong work ethics


Good computer skills, mainly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Suite


Loyal, honest and with integrity


Punctual and meets deadlines


Human Resource Knowledge preferred.


Interested candidates can send their CV