Dainfern College requires a Finance Manager on 1 March 2023 (or sooner).


Dainfern College is an independent English-medium, co-educational school, situated on Broadacres Drive, Dainfern. The College caters for Grades 0000-12 and offers both Cambridge A Levels and IEB. Matric as exit exams. Our ethos is Christian and is based on the core concept of respect. We seek to develop skills for life required to unlock unique personal potential and to nurture creative thinkers with the confidence to become leaders through the provision of an innovative, relevant and quality education. We celebrate diversity and are affiliated with the international network of Round Square schools. School details can be found at

The College Finance Manager, together with the finance team, would be responsible for:

  • Accuracy of all accounting entries into the general ledger and sub-ledgers.
  • Oversight of creditors’ payments and debtors’ billing.
  • Accurate and timely budget processes, and monthly budget and financial reporting processes.
  • Project management on new software, systems or financial requirements, as and when required.
  • Year-end figures and external audit.
  • Liaison and facilitation of the external audit.
  • Allocating work portfolios, writing up job descriptions and job profiles, performance reviews for finance team.
  • Providing statistics on student numbers and debenture and entrance fee liabilities.
  • Credit checks and ensuring entrance fee deposits are in place for new entrants.
  • Ensuring that liabilities are accurately reflected and provisions put in place as necessary.
  • Management of the fixed assets.
  • Management of specific roles in finance including creditors, contras, salaries and general ledger functions.
  • Balancing debtors and fixed assets.
  • Overseeing Parents’ Association and Foundation Trust financials.
  • Assisting the Business Director in any other finance matters from time to time.

The successful candidate must possess:

  • At least three to five years’ experience in a similar financial management role.
  • A B Com degree is required.
  • Sound accounting knowledge.
  • Good general skills (Planning, organising and controlling).
  • MS Office – including a high standard of Excel skills.
  • Internet Banking CATS.
  • Interpretation of software systems.
  • Pastel Accounting and Ed -Admin would be an advantage.

Competencies / skills:

  • Sound computer literacy.
  • High level of ethics, integrity, trustworthiness, responsibility and transparency.
  • Good communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines (stress tolerance).
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail (tedium tolerance).
  • Good administration skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities.
  • Practical thinker.

The successful applicant will report to the College Business Director.

A competitive remuneration package, superior facilities and a wonderful working environment will be enjoyed by the successful candidate.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV with at least two recent contactable referees for the attention of Ms Patricia Mabilane to Please use ‘Finance Manager’ as the subject line.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 3 February 2023

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard from the College by 17 February 2023, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Dainfern College reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants being automatically disqualified from consideration.

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) Disclaimer: Dainfern College is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of personal information and all reasonable measures will be taken to protect the personal information of applicants. Your information will be used for the sole purpose of recruitment for this listed post only as well as for statutory purposes as applicable. By applying for this position and submitting your personal details and curriculum vitae to Dainfern College, you acknowledge this disclaimer.

Dainfern College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to employment equity. Appointments are made in line with the College’s Transformation strategies.

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