Senior Accountant (Ref.3)

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Department of Finance

Salary: R687 185 (TCTC) per annum

Minimum years experience needed:


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Job Description:

To provide financial accounting support in the utilisation of financial resources and the implementation of fully – functioning internal control policies and systems.

List of skills needed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • B Com Honours Degree in Accounting or equivalent qualification.
  • 5 years’ of financial accounting experience.
  • 3 years’ management experience.


Key Performance Areas:


  1. Implement and maintain financial accounting and internal control systems.
  • Implementation of policy and procedures to prevent unauthorised and irregular expenditure and to manage validity of transactions on the financial management system.
  • Prepare input related to Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) financial planning processes: Estimate of National Expenditure, draft Brand South Africa budget, compile budget structures and general ledger codes, determine breakdown structure of anticipated revenue and expenditure for the financial year.
  • Provide accurate financial and accounting information for financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP), General Recognised Accounting Practices (GRAP), Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations (TR), and International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS).


  1. Monitor the risk management process.
  • Monitor finance operational risk, and mitigate its impact on the organisation.
  1. Financial management / oversight and compliance.
  • Review and administer all the accounts payables and receivables and reconciliation on a monthly basis.
  • Implement and maintain financial management and internal control system (assist with policy development, ensure the implementation, investment and cash management, put measures in place to prevent unauthorised, fruitless and irregular expenditure, manage validity of transactions on the financial management system, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts).
  • Prepare financial statements and assist audit in each financial year.
  • Monitor the overall Brand South Africa budget with line managers: ensure that expenditure is in accordance with the business plan.
  • Maintain a financial reporting system: prepare reports on Brand South Africa financial affairs in accordance with General Recognised Accounting Practices (GRAP), Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations (TR), and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), prepare report on financial transactions.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures are developed, effectively, implemented and aligned to the approved financial policies.
  • Prepare management processes that ensure effective, efficient and economic usage of entity’s resources.
  • Maintaining Brand South Africa assets and maintain the asset register in compliance with Treasury regulations (GRAP).


  1. Planning and Organising of Financial Reports.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly management reports (on content, financial and staff, etc.


  1. Administer payroll, statutory payments and returns.
  • Manage, prepare payroll and statutory returns to ensure timely submissions and related items, i.e. manage the payroll preparation and payout (issuing IRP5, EMP501 reconciliation, timely payment of PAYE, Pension and Medical Aid).




  1. Manage the cashbook and cash flow.
  • Manage the Process payments and receipts, bank reconciliation, bank balance monitoring, petty cash management.


  1. Staff Management and development.
  • Delegate work assignments and tasks to appropriate individuals, providing sufficient direction so desired business outcomes can be achieved.
  • Implement the Brand South Africa HR policies and procedures as required.
  • Provide direct reports with leadership, direction, and coaching to achieve work objectives. and improve performance and skills.
  • Build and manage relationships with staff members.
  • Manage risks and address issues as they arise.
  • Performance Management – ensure that team members achieve their Performance Objectives as per individual agreements.
  • Staff development, motivation and training.
  • Recruit respective staff and select.

Required Skills, Competencies and Attributes

  • Advanced MS Office (Word, Excel).
  • Advanced accounting practices.
  • Advanced corporate governance practice.
  • Competent Payroll administration.
  • Basic presentation skills.
  • Excellent supplier management.
  • Basic project management skills.
  • Basic strategic capability.
  • Basic staff development and empowerment.
  • Excellent planning and analytical ability.
  • Advanced organisational skills.
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail
  • Honesty and Integrity.
  • Diversity awareness.
  • Teamwork
  • Impact and influence.

Brand South Africa is committed to ensuring and maintaining workplace diversity and the attainment of employment equity, having due regard to qualifications and appropriate experience. Please include certified copies of ID and qualifications not older than 6 months and contact details of at least 3 referees. Failure to provide the duly required certified documents, will result in your application being disqualified.

Brand South Africa encourages applications from people living with disabilities , as well as African Males, Indian Males, Coloured Males and Females and White Males and Females.

This position is subject to competency assessments. Brand South Africa retains the right not to employ.

To apply for the above position, please forward a relevant CV in MS Word format, certified copies of ID and qualifications not older than six (6) months quoting the reference number to pinpoint one human resources via email.

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 For enquiries contact: Lucia Mabasa on (011) 325 5101.

 The closing date and time: Friday 27th March 2020 at 16h00.

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 If you have not heard from us in three months, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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