International Youth Foundation (IYF) recruitment for Finance And Administration Manager in Johannesburg Nov 2018


The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations — now spanning 73 countries — committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. In the past two decades, IYF has supported 472 youth-serving organizations in 134 countries, and has partnered with a wide range of corporate partners and public training systems, reaching more than 16 million young people. IYF programs are catalysts for change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities.

Job Title: Finance And Administration Manager
Job Location: Johannesburg

The primary responsibility of this position will be financial and operational leadership and oversight for the IYF South Africa office. The incumbent shall be responsible for the administrative and financial management, accountability requirements, and human resources management of the office. In addition, the incumbent will oversee compliance and reporting and manage IYFs relationships with donors. The Manager will provide technical assistance to staff in implementing and complying with financial and administrative procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and serve as the financial liaison to IYF USA, donors, other implementing partners and implementing units. The ideal candidate will be a person with a commitment to international development, youth programs and values-driven work environment, with a thorough understanding of accounting, finance, taxes, and payroll in South Africa.

Key responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Responsible for all aspects of South Africa office financial management and accounting
  • Ensuring compliance and consistency with IYF policies and procedures, as well as compliance with the terms and conditions of any donor agreements governing the work in the office
  • Acting as the IYF South Africa’s finance point of contact with local funders, maintaining good relationships and being responsive to their priorities and requests
  • Recording and accounting daily transactions, ensuring accuracy and completeness of required files and supporting documentation serving as evidence of transactions
  • Ensuring sound cash management of local bank accounts and maintains petty cash fund
  • Processing cash disbursements in accordance with financial management policies and established approval levels
  • Processing payroll, remits tax and other government contributions and reports to local agencies
  • Managing all matters related to the operations and administration of the office
  • Ensuring registration requirements are kept current at all times and files statutory returns and renewals
  • In accordance with global IYF policies, developing, adapting, and maintaining office-wide policy and procedures, including but not limited to transport, business cell phone use, travel and per diems, and expense reimbursement
  • Overseeing administration of human resources, including but not limited to, maintaining personnel files, assisting with recruitments and orientation procedures, purchasing and maintaining adequate health and other insurance policies

The Finance and Administration Manager must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration (with accounting experience/knowledge) and 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a Finance Manager role on accounting/financial management of programs at a non-profit organization
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience providing administrative support to an international organization, including responsibility for procurement, contracts management, and HR-related matters
  • Experience in supporting the establishment of new NPO operations in South Africa, or significantly expanding an NPO’s operations, highly desired
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks multi-currency accounting software (field-based accounting)
  • Experience with computerized accounting and strong organizational and leadership skills
  • High degree of digital literacy, with demonstrated experience in leveraging digital platforms to strengthen office and project operations
  • Strong analytical ability and attention to details
  • Excellent oral and written English fluency required
  • Ability to travel nationally, and potentially regionally/internationally
  • Driver’s license and personal vehicle

Ideally, the successful candidates will be available to start no later than 1 February 2019.

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application by Monday, 3rd December 2018 to