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Accounting Clerk: Accounts and BAS Administration at Western Cape Government

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Job Purpose

The Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably and competent individual to assist the departmental BAS System Controller and performing bookkeeping functions with regards to the administration of incorrect BAS segment combination where applicable, theft and losses, departmental claims, credit sales and procurement for the section. This post is based in Elsenburg.

Minimum Requirements

Grade 12 (Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification) with accounting and/or mathematics as a passed subject.



Key Performance Areas

Procure, collect and maintain stationery and other goods and services for the section; Compile and capture general journals to ensure the integrity of financial data on the Basic Accounting System; Maintain asset and liability accounts as well as other bookkeeping related tasks; Reporting, reconciliations and registers.

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A good understanding of the following: Basic Accounting System; Public Finance Management Act; National Treasury Regulations and Provincial Treasury Instructions; Division of Revenue Act; Proven computer literacy; Written and verbal communication skills.


R 176 310 per annum (Salary level 5)

Note on remuneration: Employees’ service benefits or obligations (13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc) are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


Note: Only applications submitted online at: or 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. 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 370 214. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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Salary :R176 310 a year

Location : Elsenburg, Western Cape

Closing Date : 2022/08/01


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