Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Senior State Accountant

Department of

Senior State Accountant: Community Work Programme

Salary: R316 791 per annum (Level 08)
Centre: Pretoria

Ref No: 28181/02
Requirements: A 3-year National diploma or degree in Accounting or Financial Management. 2 years of relevant experience in the finance field. Generic Competencies: Quality of work, reliability, initiative, communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, planning and execution. Technical Competencies: Knowledge and understanding of the Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations. General ledger reconciliation and analysis. Knowledge of Travel and Subsistence. Basic Accounting System (BAS) and PERSAL System. Data capturing and Management

Duties: The successful candidate will perform the following duties:

  • The incumbent will perform the following duties: Prepare financial management reports.
  • Assist with the reconciliation of payments, accounts and other commitments.
  • Maintain an accurate and complete filing and record management system for all payments and related financial records.
  • Liaise with relevant bodies/councils on town and regional planning related matters.

Enquiries: Mr P.M. Monamme Tel No: (012) 334 5847

For Attention: URS Response Handling, Tel No: (012) 811 1900.


All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process and the verification of educational qualification certificates.

Applications must be submitted on a signed Z.83 form (application form), obtainable from any Public Service department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, with specific starting and ending dates in all relevant positions and clarify the levels and ranks pertaining to experience as compared to the Public Service, certified copies of ID and qualifications, as well as SAQA verification report for foreign qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation.

Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date or applications without SAQA verification reports for foreign qualifications will not be considered. It is important to note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information and attachments in support of the application are submitted by the due date.

Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you for the interest shown in the Department