State Accountant: Financial Accounting Job in South Africa

The Western Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to the people of the Western Cape. We work closely with the national government and municipalities in the Western Cape to ensure that the citizens of the province have access to the services, facilities and information they need.

State Accountant: Financial Accounting, Ref No. WCMD 02/2024

Job Purpose

  • Western Cape Mobility Department has an exciting employment opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to provide an effective and efficient accounting system in respect of revenue and receivables. This individual must have the ability to work under presure and meet tight deadlines. This post is based in Cape Town – CBD. 

Minimum Requirements

  • A grade 12 certificate or equivalent with Accountancy or Mathematics as passed subjects; A minimum of 6 years appropriate experience in financial accounting.


  • Relevant experience in a financial accounting and/or management accounting working environment;
  • Working knowledge of general information support systems such as PERSAL and BAS.

Key Performance Areas

  • Debt management;
  • Disclosures in the financial statements and reporting;
  • Supervise employees to ensure an effective financial accounting service;
  • Monitoring and reporting on revenue and receivables. 


Knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Clerical duties, practices as well as the ability to capture data, operate computer and collecting statistics;
  • Legislative framework governing the Public Service;
  • Working procedures in terms of the working environment;

Skills required:

  • Computer; Planning and organising; Language; Good Verbal and written communication.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Western Cape Government to apply