Job Opportunity of Senior State Accountant at Department of Defence

Job Opportunity of Senior State Accountant at Department of Defence

Job Opportunity of Senior State Accountant at Department of Defence. The South African Department of Defence is actively seeking applications for the position of Senior State Accountants.

This recruitment drive offers ten opportunities for qualified candidates. Please note the application deadline is November 17, 2023, and applications received after this date or faxed copies will not be considered.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to affirmative action and employment equity targets.

  • Job Title: Senior State Accountant (x10 Posts)
  • Salary: R359,517 per annum (Level 08)
  • Centers: Various locations in Pretoria

Job Opportunity of Senior State Accountant at Department of Defence


  • Education:
    • Grade 12 (NQF 4) or equivalent certificate
    • A three-year B degree or National Diploma in Finance, Accounting, or Internal Auditing.
  • Experience:
    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a budget management role at the level of Finance Clerk Supervisor (Level 7) or equivalent.
  • Skills:
    • Formal training and knowledge of financial management in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Knowledge of strategic planning, budgeting, and HR management practices.
    • Intermediate communication, analytical, innovative, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
    • Proven computer literacy (MS Office) and public financial management.
    • Familiarity with the Departmental Financial Management system (FMS) and other financial systems.
    • Knowledge of Auditing, Risk Management, Costing, Occupational Health and Safety (NOSA), and Supply Chain Management is an advantage.
    • Ability to work under pressure and long hours when required.

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Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior State Accountant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Provisioning of financial management services in their area of responsibility.
  • Supporting the execution of the financial plan and applying Budget Management policies and instructions.
  • Providing the Financial Management System (mainframe) service.
  • Ensuring compliance with delegation regimes and assisting with financial matters.
  • Provisioning of a budget management service for the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).
  • Supporting the financial aspects of the business plan.
  • Assisting with the preparation of the Estimate of Expenditure (EOE) and executing internal control mechanisms.
  • Providing financial management advice, direction, and support for financial reporting requirements.
  • Monitoring and reporting on financial governance, risk, and compliance (GRC).
  • Administering allocated resources and ensuring compliance with Occupational Health and Safety standards.
  • Taking minutes regarding financial management proceedings and appointments.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to:

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

or hand-delivered to:

Department of Defence, Poynton building, 195 Bosman Street, Pretoria (Place in wooden post box 5 at Reception).

Please use the provided reference number, not the post number, on your application.

Note: Applicants must utilize the most recent Z83 application for employment form, which can be obtained from all Government Departments or downloaded from the provided link.

Enquiries: Mr L. Nagel Tel: (012) 355 5807

[Download the advert in PDF form from the link here](insert link) as well as the new Z83 form.

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