Finance Clerk

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
REF NO: CFO 17/4/16
SALARY : R152 862 per annum, Level 05
CENTRE : Financial Management Division, Chief Directorate Accounting, Directorate Personnel Payments, Subsistence & Transport (S&T) Section, Simons Town (Cape Town).
CLOSING DATE : 22 September 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
Minimum requirements: Grade 12 certificate with Finance related subjects.
Computer literate in relation to MS Office, MS Word and Excel.
Ability to understand, interpret and correctly apply basic financial policy.
Ability to interpret & work with ROE (Rate of Exchange) from various foreign countries is essential.
13 Reasoning, mathematical and problem solving abilities are necessary.
Ability to effectively communicate with clients and officers in the DOD is important.
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and ability to compile effective reports and statistics is needed.
Must be able to function well as part of a team and be receptive to work related suggestions and ideas.
A positive, creative, trustworthy, loyal and sound judgmental ability is vital.
Must be able and willing to initiate self-development by means of further training.
Must be continuously aiming for zero defects.
Being in possession of a valid RSA/ Military vehicle driver’s licence will be a strong recommendation.
Added advantage: Post Matric qualification in Finance and/or a minimum of one year relevant experience.

DUTIES :
Receiving, registering, checking, processing and controlling of Inland & Foreign S & T claims from DOD directorates, bases, units and HR Support Satellite Offices prior to approval.
Assisting in providing written and verbal feedback to clients with regard to Inland & Foreign S & T claims, informing and advising clients as to S & T policy, prescripts and procedures.
Interviewing DOD members & compilation of foreign reconciliations is an asset.
Liaising and communicating with HR Support Satellite personnel/Managers.
Assisting in compiling and preparing reports and Statistics with relation to both Inland & Foreign S&T Claims.
Assist management in general administrative functions and tasks in the section, analysing and interpreting new policy, researching and developing existing systems and processes.
Assist in ensuring effective, efficient and correct accounting of Inland & Foreign S & T in accordance with State prescripts.
Checking, controlling, registering and processing of correspondence and all related accounting transactions.
Assisting with the in-post training of other Accounting Clerks in the section.
Constant collaboration, liaison and communication with the Chief Accounting Clerk in control of the section.
Strict application of the prescripts contained in the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations s) and other applicable instructions as approved by the DOD.
Recording, filing and safeguarding of all S & T administration related documentation and information for future reference and audit purposes.

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