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Senior State Accountant: Finance

Department of Health

Reference Number: Argus/Burger 27/6/2015

Core Title: Economic Advisory and Support Services

Institution: Directorate: Pharmacy Services (Cape Medical Depot)

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.


Minimum educational qualification:

  • Senior Certificate (or equivalent) with Mathematics and/or Accountancy as passed subject and/or senior certificate (or equivalent) with experience/competencies that focuses on the Key Performance Areas (KRA’s) of the post.


  • Extensive experience in the accounting environment.
  • Knowledge and appropriate experience in Finance, Debtors and Accounts Payable.
  • Experience in preparation of notes to the Annual Financial Statements.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Problem solving and lateral thinking skills with the ability to analyse information.
  • Knowledge of the PFMA, National and Provincial Treasury regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Accounting Officers System of the Department, BAS, MEDSAS and LOGIS
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Responsible for the analyses of monthly financial reports on SharePoint/BAS/LOGIS, compile monthly expenditure projections, analyse expenditure trends and report on expenditure to applicable users/entities and detect and correct incorrect accounting entries.
  • Verify and authorise MEDSAS, LOGIS and BAS payments, within delegation and in accordance with the PFMA, NTR’s, PTI’s and Departmental Finance Instructions and circulars.
  • Report to management on various aspects of finance.
  • General supervision and management of allocated staff including putting in place training rosters, disciplining staff where necessary, monitoring errors and executing staff performance review processes.
  • Perform reconciliations on the stock account balances and do corrections if required.
  • Analyse, verify and consolidate disclosure note inputs to the Annual Financial Statements (AFS) and provide support to the auditors when required.

Note: Candidates may be required to write a practical assignment. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.


R 227 802 per annum


CLOSING DATE: 10 July 2015


The Director
Human Resource Management
Department of Health, PO Box 2060
Cape Town, 8000
(For the attention of Ms C Versfeld)


Ms L Jacobs, Tel: (021) 483-2375

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