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We are looking for an energetic, number loving individual to join the StudentStay team.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a proactive and skilled Finance Officer to manage the finances of our Purpose-Built Student Accommodation. This role will be a one-person show, covering a broad range of financial responsibilities. The ideal candidate must have the ability to take initiative and ensure the financial health and efficiency of our operations.  

Key Responsibilities

Financial Management:

  • Oversee all aspects of financial management, budgeting & forecasting, and short-term financial planning.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records and ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  • Monitor and manage cash flow to ensure sufficient funds are available for operational needs.

Month-End Close and Reporting:

  • Conduct month-end close activities, including journal entries, reconciliations, and financial reporting.
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations and ensure discrepancies are addressed promptly.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, highlighting key financial metrics and insights.

Receivables Management:

  • Manage accounts receivable, ensuring timely invoicing, collection, and reconciliation of payments.
  • Perform credit control check to ensure the applicant’s financial affordability.
  • Address any issues related to receivables, including tenant disputes and payment discrepancies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize receivables turnover and minimize overdue accounts.

Expense Management:

  • Track and control operational expenses, ensuring they remain within budget.
  • Oversee expenses related to cleaning, security, internet, and other operational costs.
  • Assist the Operational manager in reviewing expenditures to ensure cost-effectiveness and adherence to policies.

Fixed Asset Management:

  • Maintain and update the Fixed Asset Register, ensuring accurate recording and depreciation of assets.
  • Conduct periodic asset audits and reconciliations with the support of the Operational department to verify the existence and condition of assets.
  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure compliance with fixed asset accounting standards.

Tax & Compliance:

  • Manage all tax-related activities, including preparation and filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure compliance with Namra regulations.
  • Supervise statutory filing and ensure all legal financial obligations are met on time.

Audit & Controls:

  • Coordinate internal and external audits.
  • Maintain and enforce internal controls to safeguard company assets.
  • Review and improve financial policies and procedures.

Collaborative Support: 

  • Collaborate with other departments, such as operations and management, to provide financial insights and support decision-making.
  • Assist in developing pricing strategies, revenue & cost optimization efforts.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a financial accountant, preferably in the hospitality, real estate, or student accommodation sector.
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Proficient in Excel and any standard accounting software, utilizing advanced functions and features to streamline financial processes and reporting.
  • XERO KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING IS A MUST.
  • Analytical mindset with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to provide valuable financial insights.

The Financial Officer specializing in Student Accommodation plays a crucial role in maintaining the financial stability and transparency of the facility. Through accurate financial reporting, analysis, and compliance, this role contributes to the overall success and growth of the student accommodation business.

Please send your CV to: ops@studentstay.com.na

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2024

Student Stay is seeking a well-qualified, highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate for the following vacancy:

Job Title: Financial Officer

Location: Windhoek

Job Type: Full-Time

Reports To Managing Director

Job Summary: We are seeking a proactive and skilled Finance Officer to manage the finances of our Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA). This role will be a one-person show, encompassing a broad range of financial responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have the ability to take initiative and ensure the financial health and efficiency of our operations.  

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

  • Oversee all aspects of financial management, budgeting & forecasting, and short-term financial planning.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records and ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  • Monitor and manage cash flow to ensure sufficient funds are available for operational needs.

Month-End Close and Reporting:

  • Conduct month-end close activities, including journal entries, reconciliations, and financial reporting.
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations and ensure discrepancies are addressed promptly.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, highlighting key financial metrics and insights.

Receivables Management:

  • Manage accounts receivable, ensuring timely invoicing, collection, and reconciliation of payments.
  • Perform credit control to ensure the applicant’s financial solvency.
  • Address any issues related to receivables, including tenant disputes and payment discrepancies.
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize receivables turnover and minimize overdue accounts.

Expense Management:

  • Track and control operational expenses, ensuring they remain within budget.
  • Oversee expenses related to cleaning, security, internet, and other operational costs.
  • Assist the Operational manager in reviewing expenditures to ensure cost-effectiveness and adherence to policies.

Fixed Asset Management:

  • Maintain and update the Fixed Asset Register, ensuring accurate recording and depreciation of assets.
  • Conduct periodic asset audits and reconciliations with the support of the Operational department to verify the existence and condition of assets.
  • Coordinate with external auditors to ensure compliance with fixed asset accounting standards.

Tax & Compliance:

  • Manage all tax-related activities, including preparation and filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure compliance with Namra regulations.
  • Supervise statutory filing and ensure all legal financial obligations are met on time.

Audit & Controls:

  • Coordinate internal and external audits.
  • Maintain and enforce internal controls to safeguard company assets.
  • Review and improve financial policies and procedures.

Collaborative Support: 

  • Collaborate with other departments, such as operations and management, to provide financial insights and support decision-making.
  • Assist in developing pricing strategies, revenue & cost optimization efforts.

 

Qualifications and Skills required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a financial accountant, preferably in the hospitality, real estate, or student accommodation sector.
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Proficient in Excel and any standard accounting software, utilizing advanced functions and features to streamline financial processes and reporting. Knowledge of Xero is a plus.
  • Analytical mindset with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to provide valuable financial insights.

The Financial Officer specializing in Student Accommodation plays a pivotal role in maintaining the financial stability and transparency of the facility. Through accurate financial reporting, analysis, and compliance, this role contributes to the overall success and growth of the student accommodation business.

ROSEWOOD ACADEMY is seeking a well-qualified, highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate for the following vacancy:
– German / English

Academic requirements:

  • Relevant qualification (Diploma or Degree)
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Recommendation:

  • Preference will be given to applications from Namibian citizens, permanent residents or work permit holders.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The application must include the following:

  1. Application letter, stating why you believe you are best suited for the position.
  2. Most recent CV, stating qualifications and experience.
  3. At least two recent work references.
  4. Certified copies of ID, qualifications and transcripts.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 25 July 2023

Applicants must please direct their application enquiries via email to:
The Executive Director – Ms C. Sissing
Email: executivedirector@rosewood.edu.na

We currently do not have any open positions, but please stay tuned and check back regularly for future opportunities.