National Heritage Council: Accountant – Revenue and Assets

Job Description:

NATIONAL HERITAGE COUNCIL (NHC) of South Africa through the NHC Act, 1999 (Act of
1999), is responsible for the preservation, protect and promotion of heritage for sustainable
development.
The National Heritage Council has a vacancy for Accountant to provide assistance to the
Finance Manager and responsible for the management and costing and depreciation of fixed
and current assets, revenue and cash management;

ACCOUNTANT: REVENUE AND ASSETS
REFERENCE NUMBER: AR/CS/01/2022
LOCATION: PRETORIA

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KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
● Financial Management and controls on fiscal allocation for the operations of the NHC
● Achievement of unit’s operational plans
● Maintain NHC’s culture within the unit
● Support the Finance Division

REQUIREMENTS:
● B. Com Degree in Accounting
● 5-8 years working experience in Accounting / Finance
● Microsoft Excel – Advanced
● MS Office
● Must be able to work under pressure
● General Ledger functions
● Establish and maintain tables of accounts and ensure that entries are assigned to
proper accounts.
● Analyse business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and
obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
● Year – end adjusting journals
● Financial norms and standards
● Financial and Management accounting knowledge and skills
● Understanding of Corporate Governance
● Public Finance Management Act, Financial
● Delegations, Basic Accounting Skills and Accuracy.
● Understanding of the strategic delivery requirements of NHC
● Responsible for the annual audit process
● Information systems management such as MS word, Power Point, Pastel, Excel

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KEY SKILLS
● Discretion and trustworthiness: you will often be party of confidential information
● Flexibility and adaptability;
● Process payments
● Good oral and written communication skills;
● Organisational skills and the ability to multitask;
● The ability to be proactive and take initiative;
● Tact and diplomacy;
● Communication skills;
● Time management;
● Accuracy and attention to detail;
● Administrative skills;
● Confidence;
● Good team working skills;
● Budgeting and Planning
● Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
● Understanding of GRAP
● Awareness of business trends
● Familiarity with financial accounting statements
● Accuracy and attention to detail
● Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
● Driver’s license and own transport
● Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and NHC procedures
● Reviews, investigates and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries,
documents and reports

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How To Apply:

The NHC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women
and people with disabilities.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should forward their applications and
detailed Curriculum Vitae to Human Resources Unit: National Heritage Council, P.O. Box
74097, Lynnwood Ridge 0040 or e-mail hr@nhc.org.za

Closing date: 19 April 2022

Applications not responded to within 30 days of closing date must be considered
unsuccessful.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.

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The NHC is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment
Equity Act and will through the filling of this vacancy, give preference to candidates from
designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act. By applying for this position at the
NHC, the applicant understands, and agrees that the NHC may solicit a credit and criminal
report from registered credit bureau and/or South African Police Services (in relation to
positions that requires trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances), and
may also verify the applicant’s educational qualification and employment history. The NHC
reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date
and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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