Oct 18, 2023 | General News

 The Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR) is a 3.2-million-hectare area that has been designated by UNESCO as a place of megadiversity. As an action orientated non-profit company, the GCBR is driven to protect, restore and effectively manage the ecosystems within its domain. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a small team of passionate individuals doing important work by bringing your financial acumen and unique attributes to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the organisation. 


Job title: Financial Administrator 

Location: GCBR, Riversdale, Western Cape 

Employment type: Part-time (Monday to Friday, 08h00-13h00) 

Duration: 2-year fixed term contract, effective 1 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2025 

Remuneration: R250,000 – R350,000 per annum 

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer 

Purpose of position: To effectively manage the financial operations of the GCBR in a transparent and efficient manner by applying sound financial management principles and practices that protect the business’ financial stability and growth. 

Qualifications: BCom degree in financial accounting/financial management or related qualification. 

Languages: English (fluent) and Afrikaans (fluent) 


  • Implement sound financial control systems and protocols within the GCBR and for its projects in compliance with legislation, internal policies and agreements with funders, for sustainable financial growth. 
  • Process and record all day-to-day financial transactions. 
  • Maintain detailed records and source documents of financial data. 
  • Manage monthly payments to service providers and suppliers. 
  • Manage the calculations of all statutory payroll deductions and contributions such as PAYE, UIF and COIDA in a timely and accurate manner. 
  • Oversee and manage the monthly payroll by ensuring the accurate calculation of employee salaries, bonuses, commission, and any other forms of compensation. 
  • Prepare and submit financial reports and monthly project statements to the Chief Executive Officer, relevant project leaders and funders on time and within the required specifications. 
  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer to support operational decision-making. 
  • Develop and implement sound financial policies and procedures that are aligned to GAAP. 
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with donors, the GCBR Board of Directors, and partners. 


  • At least 3 years’ proven experience in the management of project finances, preferably in the non-profit sector. 
  • Skilled proficiency in financial software and tools such as Pastel Accounting, Sage and Microsoft Excel is critical. 
  • Strong knowledge of financial principles, regulations, and reporting standards. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Must live the GCBR values of integrity, innovation, collaboration and sustainability. 

Email applications to: melissa@campoconsulting.co.za

Closing date: Monday, 06 November 2023 

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