Key Careers: Project Accountant – Cape Town, South Africa

At Key Careers, we believe in excellence. We specialize in connecting organizations with people who have the drive to succeed and the will to implement the discipline required to succeed.

Job Description

Project Accounting/Reporting:

  •  Maintain and update project-related financial records
  • Import/Update approved project budgets onto Oracle NetSuite
  • Creating custom financial reports as required by donors and internal projects
  •  Analyze, review, re-allocate and compare original expenditures related to a project to meet various donor reporting needs
  • Prepare and submit project financial reports periodically as required
  • Assist project managers with monitoring, analysis, forecasting and comments upon project variances
  • Liaise with Unit heads, Field offices and Programme managers to gather financial and project accounting requirements, as well as tailored reporting structures
  • Monitor and Maintain donor financial requirements, conditions and reporting deadlines
  • Assist programme/project staff with conceptual budgets were requested
  • Administer budgetary and grant management controls and software
  •  Liaise and Compile information for external auditors for project audits, as required Other Accounting functions: • Daily approval of Accounts payable payments
  • Assist with the other financial functions within the financial division
  • Update financial reports periodically to systems
  • Assist Financial Manager and Chief Financial Officer with ad-hoc financial reports/requests as required
  •  Maintain/Monitor Oracle NetSuite project, grant and reporting function
  • Keep shared electronic business files organized and accessible according to organization


  • Financial/Accounting diploma or degree
  •  5 years’ experience as a project/costs accountant
  • Familiarity with Oracle / SAP / Oracle’s NetSuite is essential
  •  Practical experience in the field of financial donor reporting
  •  Computer literate: MS Outlook, Word and Excel intermediate level
  •  Analyze and summarize financial data accurately with strong attention to detail
  •  Deadline driven and able to manage conflicting deadlines
  •  Ability to work under pressure
  •  Good interpersonal skills
  •  Team player
  •  Positive attitude and willingness to share and develop skills further

Job Information:

Industry: Accounting
Work Experience: 5+ years
Salary: R 32 000
City: Cape Town
State/Province: Western Cape
Country: South Africa
Zip/Postal Code: 7100