Department of Defence Job Announcement for Chief Accounting Clerks

Department of Defence Job Announcement for Chief Accounting Clerks

Department of Defence Job Announcement for Chief Accounting Clerks. The South African Department of Defence is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Accounting Clerks (5 Position).

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic team and make a significant contribution to the department’s financial management.

Application Deadline: 17 November 2023 (Applications received after the closing date and faxed copies will not be considered).

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Department of Defence is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with clear employment equity targets. We invite applications to fill vacant positions within the department.

Position Details

  • Position: Chief Accounting Clerks (5 Posts)
  • Salary: R294,321 per annum (Level 07)
  • Locations: Pretoria (Multiple Posts)

Department of Defence Job Announcement for Chief Accounting Clerks


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Grade 12 certificate (NQF 4) or equivalent, along with a three-year B degree/National Diploma in Finance/Accounting and a minimum of two (2) years of experience within a budget management environment in a Finance Clerk role (Level 5) or equivalent.
  2. Alternatively, a Grade 12 certificate with Finance/Accounting-related subjects and a minimum of three years of experience within a budget management environment at a post level 5 or equivalent.

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Special Requirements (Skills):

  • Formal training and knowledge of financial management in the Public Service/Private Sector.
  • Strong communication, analytical, innovative, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven computer literacy (MS Office) and knowledge of public financial management.
  • Knowledge of Departmental Financial Management system (FMS) or any other financial system, report writing system (IC), Departmental Accounting, Standard Chart of Accounts, Conventional Service Writing, and staff work is essential.
  • Knowledge of Costing, Occupational Health and Safety (NOSA), and Supply Chain Management is advantageous.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Chief Accounting Clerk, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing financial management services in your area of responsibility.
  • Supporting the execution of the financial plan and applying Budget Management policies and instructions.
  • Customizing financial aspects of the commander’s brief and assisting with the preparation of the Estimate of Expenditure (EOE).
  • Participating in the process to finalize the Annual Performance Plan (APP) and providing budget control services.
  • Offering financial management advice and direction for informed decision-making.
  • Supporting financial reporting requirements and ensuring compliance with financial governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) standards.
  • Administering allocated resources and participating in a well-administered budget management human resource component.
  • Complying with Occupational Health and Safety standards within allocated facilities.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications to the following address:

Postal Address

Financial Management Division, DFSS, Career Management Section, Private Bag X137, Pretoria, 0001

Hand-Delivery Address

Department of Defence, Poynton building, 195 Bosman Street, Pretoria, where applications should be placed in wooden post box 5 at Reception.

Applicants should use the prescribed 2021 Z83 form obtainable from all Government Departments or download it from the provided link.

Please ensure that you use the most recent Z83 application for employment form to avoid disqualification. The Z83 form must be fully completed, duly signed, dated, and initialed by the applicant.


For any inquiries, please contact Mr. L. Nagel at Tel: (012) 355 5807.

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