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24. Februar 2020

Job Advertisement: Accountant Post

The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa hereby advertises a post of a full time Accountant. Interested individuals should submit completed |+| application form in English accompanied by a detailed CV as well as certified copies of qualifications (certified copies of qualifications that are not in English must be accompanied by English translated copy).

1.    Requirements

A relevant post-school (tertiary) qualification, plus 5 years experience in an administrative, financial capacity or as an accountant.   The candidate must be computer literate.

2.    Competencies

  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in German and English
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Math/Numeracy skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency
  • Flexibility
  • Typing Skills and Computer literacy (software and hardware) MSOffice™ suite of programmes such as MS Word, MS Excel, use of Internet search
  • Understanding of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation business, familiarity with Rules and Regulations of Finance Management and Supply Chain Processes
  • Organized and able to meet assigned deadlines.

3.    Duties

  • Management of Mission Cashbook System (MCS) for both DIRCO and DHA
  • Prepare monthly expenditure reports, including accounts reconciliation and cashbook statements
  • Checking expenditure vouchers and receipts against bank statements
  • Checks invoices and supporting documents and prepare for payment on expenditure voucher and other appropriate forms
  • Prepares expenditure voucher by checking invoices to ensure that goods or service have been specified correctly in relation to costs
  • Checking reimbursement claims to ensure that they are correct and in accordance with policy (admin code and financial regulations), and prepare for payment
  • Calculates and prepares all LRP staff salaries including fringe benefits and overtime on requisite formats
  • Prepares transfer note for bank with respect to transferred officials allowances as per Head Office payment advice
  • Ensures that all deliverables comply with regulatory guidelines, professional standards, and internal policies & procedures
  • Assists in preparation of monthly management report and accompanying schedules, worksheets
  • Performs internal audits of accounts payable, LRP payroll distribution and cash.
  • Assists in providing follow-up and documentation of significant variances.
  • Coordinates and resolves various issues with the bank such as cleared/non cleared payments, check differences, bank charges anomalies.
  • Process daily payment and records the day-to-day amounts of money spent and received
  • Prepares and processes claims, tax returns and other statistical returns
  • Checks claims against allowances
  • Creates and keeps records to verify transactions
  • Give advice on a range of financial aspects of a business such as budgets, tax and cash flows
  • Safekeeping of chequebooks and records
  • Attend to enquiries and liaise with stakeholders in Germany.
  • Assist other sections as and when required.

4.    The successful candidate will be expected to sign employment contract and yearly performance agreement and be able to work outside normal working hours as and when required.

Please download the form by clicking |+| here

The annual salary range is € 33 984 – € 52 477 excluding fringe benefits.

Applications should be send by post or hand delivered to the South African Embassy for attention of Ms N. Tshem:

Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
Tiergartenstr. 18
10785 Berlin  

Closing date for submission of application is 13 March 2020.



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