Management Accountant [CHAPS]

Aurum Group

Gauteng, South Africa


Aug 27

CHAPS is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Global Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. Work DescriptionThe MA is responsible to work in close collaboration with the CFO and CEO to ensure the financial sustainability of the region. In order to do so, the MA will be held accountable for the following practices and processes:Financial Budgeting and ForecastingCore unfunded Operational Financial Management General Accounting and Transactional Financial OversightFinancial ReportingFinancial and Business Decision MakingAuditing and Financial Governance (internal, external and Funder)Cashflow collationBudget for new proposalsFinancial Budgeting and ForecastingConduct detailed budgeting and forecasting for efficient and effective operations for the groupConsolidate the budgets for all divisions and companiesPresent the budget and forecastMonitor and track expenditure, and maximise cost-benefit ratio'sIdentify trends in variances over timeRecommend and advise on budget revisions to businessPrepare detailed budgets for new proposals and support the new business development team.Operational Financial Management: Core unfunded investmentsManage requests, as well as the processing of Treasury transactions, as well as Inter-Company Transactions/ Loans/ ChargebacksManage and reconcile Petty Cash for project as necessary. Check and oversee HR (payroll) related cost allocation, timesheets, payslips and expenditure Asset Registers are up to dateConduct effective Balance Sheet ManagementProvide Financial data, information and interpretation as input to Business CasesEngage in financial planning activities to minimise financial risk on projectsSupport budget Managers to draw up initial budgets for the respective projectsReconcile actual vs project budget, and advise on potential risks and issuesSupport with requests for funding as well as initiatives to secure alternative fundingRisk management General Accounting and Transactional Financial OversightEnsure that management account data are accurately presented in the financial systemConsolidation of core unfunded management acocunts monthlyOversee all financial transactions and ensure compliance to general accounting principles and standardsManage funder debtors within acceptable debtor days for groupMonitor Fixed Assets and ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Asset RegisterFinancial and Business Decision MakingConfirm the decision making authorities pertaining to the roleEnsure an in-depth understanding of the key business priorities to be able to successfully prioritise and drive the relevant decision makingActively participate in project management to ensure from a financial perspective that projects are delivered within time, budget and funder requirementsLiaise with the program managers/CEO/CFO and manage all major procurement decisionsEnsure an in-depth understanding of the relevant cost and financial value drivers to be able to identify saving opportunitiesMonitor and report back on savings realisedMonitor project expenses to proactively identify Project extensions and manage low cost extensionsConduct rigorous monitoring and management of assetsParticipate in Business Case reviews to ensure the financial integrity thereofAuditing and Financial GovernanceEnsure that the appropriate financial governance structures are in place and properly communicated to all stakeholdersMonitor adherence to internal financial parameters, and external legislative and governance requirementsRegularly liaise with the Senior Aurum Leadership on corporate governance, provide advice and contribute toward the alignment to the relevant legislation and regulationsProvide proactive financial advice, insight, commentary and input to the senior leadership to manage and mitigate financial and as such, business riskEnsure that budget holders are adhering to budgets and applying cost control techniquesEnsure audit readiness of Assist in the coordination the audit process Review reasonability for all statutory TaxesManage and coordinate Funder compliance (A133) Audits and provide Funder Audit FeedbackCashflow ManagementConduct cashflow planningProactively manage cashflow and monitor cashflow risksAdvise the senior leadership on proactive mitigations to put in place to manage riskMinimize losses that may arise from financial transactions and business operations undertaken by the divisionConduct treasury forecasting to ensure that inflow and outflow amounts match by considering exchange rate fluctuationsMonitor and track foreign exchange gains and losses to minimise an adverse foreign exchange effect

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Aurum Group

We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV.