Finance Manager

at Equal Education
Published June 12, 2022
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Category Finance  
Job Type Full-Time  



About the Organisation

Equal Education is a movement of learners, parents, teachers and community members working for quality and equality in South African education, through analysis and activism. Equal Education is organised in five provinces: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and the Western Cape. Equal Education works by identifying systemic and localised problems affecting the quality of education, and addresses these problems through local and national campaign; a commitment to robust political education and campaign strategising with members; and building a strong research base through primary and secondary research.


About the Job

The position is situated within the Finance and Fundraising Department. The Finance Manager is responsible for oversight of the organisation’s financial operations and ensuring that the organisation is financially healthy. This role is ideal for a young, socially minded individual looking to utilise their professional skills in advancing a youth-led struggle for an equal and just South Africa.


Key Responsibilities

Provide strategic direction to the Finance Department.


Develop budgets for the organisation, monitor income and expenditure against the budget, monitor cash flow, do medium and long-term financial projections for the organisation.


Oversee effective and efficient implementation of financial procedures and controls in accordance with EE’s financial policies; developing policies as required.


Ensure regular reporting on all financial matters to the General Secretary, SMT, Audit Committee and National Council.


Support heads of department in planning, budgeting, financial decision making.


Support and assist the General Secretary in determining EE’s long-term financial requirements; assisting in developing a sustainability strategy for EE.


Develop and implement strategies to maximise EE’s investments with EE’s asset managers.


Ensuring donor funds are correctly allocated within EE’s budget, funds are spent in accordance with grant agreements, and financial reports provided to donors as required. .


Provide direct management of the finance team. Ensure that offices and projects are appropriately monitored, with financial controls in place.


Serve on EE’s Senior Management Team.



Bcom Accounting degree, and/or proven background in finance, business or economics.


3-5 years’ experience working in the same/or similar role.


Demonstrated understanding of social movements, organising and the civil society context in South Africa, a plus.


Own transport and a valid driver’s license.


Strong leadership skills.


Ability to listen, show patience, employ compassionate decision-making


Deadline orientated.


Results driven.


Decision-making skills.


Ability to coordinate different departments.


Ability to delegate effectively.


Strong understanding of finance systems.


Knowledge of foreign exchange transactions.


Excellent spoken and written communication.


Ability to train staff members with limited financial know how.




Fully computer literate in Microsoft Office; excellent in Excel; proficient in Pastel and Sage accounting products.


Interested candidates can send their CV

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