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Finance Manager - Head Office, Cape Town

FINANCE MANAGER

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’, is fast becoming a preferred way for travelers to experience another country. Not only does it allow you to give back to local communities and conservation efforts, but it lets you immerse yourself deeper in the culture and essence of the place you’re visiting than the average tourist.
African Impact is one of Africa’s leading voluntourism groups, headquartered in Noordhoek, Cape Town, and operates multiple volunteer programs across the continent. It is a family-owned business, built on family values and a strong ethos for responsible travel, whose goal is to enrich and inspire volunteers from across the globe, by connecting them with valuable community and conservation projects.

More recently African Impact has also been diversifying away from pure voluntourism, into other responsible travel industries, such as Horse Safaris, educational tourism, etc.

African Impact has been operating for over 10 years, runs projects in 12 countries and have facilitated over 12,500 volunteers. Every year is a chance to grow, learn and better their offering - both for host communities and for volunteers themselves. Their journey so far has been both inspiring and humbling and they will keep pushing the horizons of what volunteering can achieve.

African Impact is recruiting for a Finance Manager who will report to the CFO, and will be responsible for the entire financial and secretarial function of the group of companies.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the financial function of the group: including internal and external reporting; statutory accounts for a number of local and offshore entities; monthly management consolidation and reporting pack; tax, VAT and regulatory compliance; payroll administration; transaction processes; financial controls; treasury and cash management across multiple currencies, etc.
  • Together with the CFO, manage and lead the finance team, overseeing a team of 3 bookkeepers/accountants and their work, ensuring they are completing their work in accordance with all deadlines, and to the required level of accuracy. This will entail reviewing their company books on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy and completeness of all transactions.
  • Assist the CFO with managing the business’ foreign currency exposure
  • Manage payment and analysis of wages and salaries, working with the HR Manager to ensure they pay and reward their people correctly, and management of related tax submissions
  • Part of role will be maintaining books for a few companies in Pastel too (i.e. transaction processing, etc.)
  • Assist the CFO with setting up of new companies as the group grows - legal set up, financial systems, processes and controls, etc.
  • Oversee administration of other related areas such as credit cards, mobile phone contracts, insurance, vehicle registrations, etc.
  • May be required to assist the CFO with adhoc assessments and analysis of KPI’s, new business opportunities, etc.

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in Financial Management
  • At least 2 years’ experience managing bookkeepers (of at least 1 bookkeeper)
  • Accounting Degree 
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with Pastel (both open batch and closed batch functionality)
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with VAT and other tax submissions and filing
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate a team
  • A stickler for detail
  • Have excellent communication skills with all levels of staff, including remote Managers
  • Have an involving style, ensuring others are aware of priorities and way of working
  • Feel comfortable and confident in decision making
  • Must be seen as key representative of African Impact both in-and outside the  organization
  • Have an encouraging and involving approach to re-designing business processes
  • Able to both give direction and coaching, and receive direction and coaching when appropriate
  • Experience with XERO will be an advantage
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with prior experience in tour-operating, community projects and cross-border transactions

 

Suitable candidates are asked to please send an updated CV to nschoonraad@africanimpact.com

Please note that foreign applicants must be in possession of a valid RSA work permit or RSA permanent resident permit. Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates. Preference will be given to candidates who reside in the Western Cape because there is no assistance with relocation costs.

Brand Manager - Cape Town, South Africa

We are recruiting for a BRAND MANAGER to be based in Noordhoek, Cape Town.

This is the ideal job for someone with high EQ and biased towards the emotional side of marketing. Because volunteering is an emotional decision, you need to have a passion for responsible travel experiences and social development in Africa. This is an industry commonly called Volunteer Tourism.

We require an experienced marketing person with excellent written and verbal communication skills who will be responsible for:

  • Being deeply knowledgeable and in touch with client demographics (volunteers & NGO's), motivations, feelings and demand within the Volunteer Tourism sector
  • Delivery of the Brand Development Strategy and monitor the Return of Investment
  • Grow and develop the Brand into new market opportunities
  • Gain an understanding of the client touch points for the Brand
  • Define and maintain customer persona profiles
  • Recommend directional changes for the Brand
  • Resolve workload conflicts with peers or through escalation to senior management/Directors
  • Define and monitor expenditure against forecast and budget
  • Produce monthly progress reports for the Executive and Board
  • Manage client issues and complaints

 

You must have a marketing qualification, proven experience in brand development, an understanding of volunteerism & at least 3 years experience in a management role. You must possess a valid driver's licence & own vehicle and be willing to travel throughout Africa from time to time to visit projects.


Interested candidates must send a motivation letter stating your suitability to this exciting new role, a CV in Word format, your current location and salary to annelie@maraisbutton.co.za

 

Please note that there is no assistance with relocation expenses.
Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates.