x10 Senior State Accountants vacancies at the Department of Defence in South Africa

DEADLINE: 17 November, 2023

x10 Senior State Accountants vacancies at the Department of Defence in South Africa

  • Division: Finance Management
  • Chief Directorate: Budget Management
  • SALARY: R359 517 per annum (Level 08)


  • Def Sec FMO, FMD FMO, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2A, Pretoria
  • Def Sec FMO, DPSP Div FMO, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2B, Pretoria
  • Def Sec FMO, DEISM FMO, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2C, Pretoria
  • J Ops Bud Man, Interns Ops, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2D, Pretoria
  • J Ops Bud Man, Fin Off Div HQ, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2E, Pretoria
  • J Ops Bud Man, UN Ops, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2F, Pretoria
  • SA Navy Budget Man Office, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2G, Pretoria
  • Fleet Cond Bud Man, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2H, Simons Town
  • Corporate Staff FMO, CMIS, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2I, Pretoria
  • SA Air Force, Heli Sys GP Bud Off, Ref No: FMD/06/39/23/2J, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12 (NQF 4) or equivalent certificate plus a three-year B degree or National Diploma in Finance / Accounting/Internal Auditing. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience within budget management environment in a post of Finance Clerk Supervisor (Level 7) or equivalent level. Special Requirements (Skills needed): Formal training and knowledge of financial management in the Public Service/ Private Sector. Knowledge of strategic planning, budgeting and of HR management practices. Intermediate communication, analytical, innovative, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Proven computer literacy (MS Office) and public financial management essential. Knowledge of Departmental Financial Management system (FMS)/any other financial systems, report writing system (IC), Departmental Accounting, Standard Chart of Accounts, Conventional Service Writing and staff work essential. Knowledge of Auditing, Risk Management, Costing and Occupational Health and Safety (NOSA) and Supply Chain Management will be an advantage. Ability to work under pressure and long hours when required.

DUTIES: Provisioning of a financial management services in area of responsibility. Support the execution of the financial plan. Application of Budget Management policies and instructions. Provide the FMS (mainframe) service to area of responsibility. Ensure compliance to delegation regime. Provide assistance related to financial matters (processes and procedures). Provisioning of a budget management service for the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). Support the financial aspects of the business plan (MTEF). Customise the financial aspects of the commander’s brief for the area of responsibility. Assist with the preparation of the Estimate of Expenditure (EOE). Capture the EOE on FMS. Participate in the process to finalise the Annual Performance Plan (APP). Provide an expenditure and revenue budget control service to area of responsibility. Execute internal control mechanisms. Apply the monitoring and evaluation protocols. Execute monitoring and evaluation protocols. Control and monitor direct debit expenditure. Execute the adjustment of the budget. Provide financial management advice to area of responsibility. Provide financial management advice for the financial management process. Ensure Budget Holder support for all financial management matters. Provide financial advice for informed decision making. Provide financial management direction at the operating level in the area of responsibility. The provisioning of support for financial reporting requirements within the area of responsibility. Define the financial reporting requirements in area of responsibility. Extract report from data repository. Obtain and distribute financial reports to clients and subordinates. Interpret report and make recommendations to support managerial decisions. Provide the support for management of financial governance, risk and compliance (GRC). Monitor reported incidents on the Consolidated Control System (CCS) wrt all financial GRC. Implement proposed changes to the internal control system wrt financial GRC in area of responsibility. Implement the recommendations from the action plan. Support the process to report financial misconduct. Provide financial audit information on enquiries. Administer the allocated resources. Participate in a well administered budget management human resource component in area of responsibility. Contribute to the support of the budget management capability. Comply with Occupational Health and Safety standards within allocated facilities. Ensure compliance in own workspace. Take minutes wrt financial management proceedings and appointments.

ENQUIRIES: Mr L Nagel Tel No: (012) 355 5807

APPLICATIONS:  Applications must be submitted to: Financial Management Division, DFSS, Career Management Section, Privet Bag X137, Pretoria, 0001 or applications may be hand-delivered to: Department of Defence, Poynton building, 195 Bosman Street, Pretoria where it must be placed in wooden post box 5 at Reception. Note: Please use reference number not post number.

NOTEFinancial Management Division is guided by the principle of Employment Equity Act; therefore, all the appointments will be made in accordance with the Employment Equity target of the Division. Preference will be given to African females, African males, Indian males, Indian females, Coloured males and Persons with disabilities to all provinces.

Directions to candidates

  • Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
  • Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
  • Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.



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