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Ziyo is a specialist consulting and accounting practice based in Plumstead, Cape Town. We have been working with non-profit organisations for more than 28 years. Our team is growing, and we are looking for a professional who has a strong interest in the non-profit sector.

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  • Ziyo

Accountant / Finance Manager (outsourced)

  • Deadline:
    24 May 2024
  • Region:
    Cape Town (hybrid work environment)
  • Type of employment:
    Full time

Job Description

Deadline Extended: Those who previously applied do not need to re-apply as their applications are still valid.

What we offer:

  • A professional, but not corporate, working environment, with a small team in which you will be supported in your professional growth.
  • Flexibility in working hours – number of hours and start and finish times are negotiable.
  • Hybrid working environment – work from partly from the office and partly from home (mainly based on your requirements).
  • Ongoing learning.
  • Opportunity to support organisations that are working to develop South Africa – we are Accountants with Heart.

Roles and Responsibilities

Key duties or responsibilities:

  • Communicating professionally and warmly with a portfolio of clients.
  • Carrying out bookkeeping from start to finish for some clients, including the preparation of monthly management reports
  • Preparation of annual financial statements
  • Reviewing monthly accounting prepared by other team members
  • Preparation and submission of income tax returns for exempt organisations
  • Preparation of or review of VAT returns for clients
  • Maintenance of up-to-date analyses of all balance sheet accounts and bank reconciliations, or review of these.
  • Assisting with the preparation for annual audits.
  • Assisting with the set-up of new charts of accounts and reports.
  • Providing basic accounting or tax advice to clients.
  • Acting as a backup payroll manager.

Qualifications and Requirements


  • A relevant university level qualification that includes accounting and tax as subjects.
  • Articles at an accounting firm.

Role requirements:

  • Thorough accounting knowledge and some experience, including preparation of books to trial balance and completion of management accounts and annual financial statements.
  • Able to adapt to and interested in different cloud-based accounting applications
  • Good understanding of financial, tax and accounting principles.
  • Excellent initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and
  • Ability to work to a timetable, sometimes under pressure, and for multiple clients.
  • Non-profit sector experience is advantageous, and an interest is mandatory.

How to apply

  • Please send your CV (maximum 3 pages), and the ZIYO APPLICATION FORM, to Zoe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We cannot accept an application without an application form. Please put some thought into the application form.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and if you have not received any correspondence within two weeks from Ziyo, your application has been unsuccessful.
  • If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply as your application is still valid.
  • The closing date for applications will be 24 May 2024.
  • Date posted:
    07 May 2024

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