Closing date: 31 May 2013

About the job:

The CSIR Shared Services Finance has vacancies for a Financial Internship and / or In-Service Trainee to gain financial experience in the following sections: Accounts Receivable; Accounts Payable; and Assets and General Ledger. The successful candidate will rotate within the financial administrative functions within the financial shared services group.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accounts Receivable: Generate invoices to customers upon receipt of an approved request, and make follow-ups on all outstanding debtor accounts.
  • Accounts Payable: Review supplier invoices for validity against VAT legislation and CSIR policies and procedures; process supplier invoices to effect payment to suppliers; reconcile supplier accounts; and make follow-ups on all outstanding items.
  • Assets: Perform asset counts and make follow-ups on all discrepancies including possible redundant assets, asset register maintenance including processing of new assets, movements between custodians, write-offs etc.; and label and assign new assets to custodians.
  • General Ledger: Allocate costs; process journals; reconcile general ledger account; make follow-ups on all outstanding items; and reconcile all employee subsistence and travel claims for cost allocation and capturing.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Internship: A BCom degree.
  • In-Service Trainee: Studying towards a BCom degree or a National Diploma for which practical experience is a requirement in obtaining the qualification
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Mathematical and analytical ability.
  • Record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to work accurate and pay attention to detail.
  • Knowledge on VAT.
  • General knowledge on double-entry accounting concepts of debits and credits and different methods of accounting including cash and accrual basis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of internal controls and the need for policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work in teams is essential.
  • Problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment.

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