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Chief Accounting Practitioner: Provincial Government Accounting and Compliance

Western Cape Government

Chief Accounting Practitioner: Provincial Government Accounting and Compliance Group 2,

Ref No. PT 2019-03
Department Provincial Treasury
Salary level 11
Enquiries Mr. A Reddy at (021) 483 5001

Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Cape Town

Job Purpose

The Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government is seeking to manage the implementation of Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP) and access and monitor the development of management accounting information in order to secure timely financial reporting by departments, Provincial Revenue Fund (PRF) and entities to enhance business decision-making. This post is based in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements
Appropriate B-Degree qualification in Accounting; A minimum of 3 years appropriate middle management experience with respect to accounting practices; A valid code B driving licence.


Experience and proven knowledge of technical abilities with respect to accounting practices; Post Graduate studies in Accounting; An aptitude for training and rolling out the relevant reporting frameworks; Excellent networking abilities; Affiliation to accounting professional bodies; Working knowledge of Standards of GRAP and the Modified Cash Standard.

Key Performance Areas

Assess and roll out of new accounting frameworks (MCS/GRAP); Compile annual consolidated financial statements; Research and issue best accounting practices; Provide technical assistance on interpretation of accounting standards and frameworks; Establish and maintain competent accounting units across departments and entities; Improve financial governance through financial performance indicator assessments; Managing staff performance.

Knowledge of the following: PERSAL/Logis and BAS; Strong financial background specially in financial accounting; Financial norms and standards (Public Finance Management Act, National Treasury regulations and Provincial Treasury Directives; Project management; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Presentation skills; Proven computer literacy, Conflict resolution; Decision making; Problem solving; Creative thinking; Team work; Planning and organising.

Remuneration All-inclusive salary package of R 697 011 per annum (Salary Level 11)

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/ proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.