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+27 (0) 12 346 3985 169 Corobay Ave. Menlyn Mon - Thurs: 08H00 - 16H30 / 08H00 - 16H00 Fri



The Council for the Built Environment (CBE), located in Menlyn, Pretoria, has the above Temp position (6 months) available for immediate appointment:


To support financial decision-making information of Council for the Built Environment (CBE) by collecting, analysing, investigating and reporting financial data.



  • Prepares bank reconciliations, updates the cashbook and processes accounts on the system.
  • Prints bank statements and verifies statements against cashbook.
  • Reviews cashbook documentation and submits to Finance Manager.
  • Liaises with the bank for unknown debits and unknown credits.
  • Reviews administration of all the bank accounts.
  • Imports payroll from the system and captures onto the banking system for authorisation by the Finance Manager.
  • Manages cash and bank management in accordance with policies, procedures and legislation and allocated time frames.
  • Compiles and captures creditor payment batches and creditor’s reconciliations per supplier.
  • Addresses internal and external escalated payment queries.
  • Facilitates processing of payments in accordance with policies, procedures and legislation within the allocated time frame.
  • Processes journals to the General Ledger within the allocated time frame.
  • Captures and records financial activities and makes sure that all transactions are valid, accurate and complete.
  • Updates General Ledger and trial balance accurately.
  • Prepares reconciliations on all balance sheet items and specific income statement accounts such as the payroll.
  • Analyses creditor age analysis queries, prepares journals to correct errors and follows up on old creditors to determine overdue and long outstanding payments.
  • Prepares documentation for review for the internal and external auditors.
  • Liaises with auditors on audit findings, following up on queries and the actions to be taken.
  • Ensures information is provided timeously to the auditors.
  • Manages the petty cash stringently.


  • Assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Compiles quarterly salary reports for Treasury.
  • Generates monthly and adhoc payroll reports.
  • Compiles and reports on Statistics South Africa (SA) reports.
  • Prepares reports in accordance with policies, procedures and legislation within the allocated time frame.


  • Processes new employee engagements and terminations.
  • Prepares, collates, verifies and processes payroll data.
  • Liaises with HR on payroll related matters.
  • Maintains accurate records in all matters pertaining to payroll administration.
  • Assists and advises employees on issues relating to salary structuring, leave, pension, medical aid and taxation.
  • Ensures leave parameters on system complies with statutory requirements and CBE policies and procedures.
  • Completes yearly update of medical aid tables.
  • Compiles and pays Workman’s Compensation Act (WCA) returns.
  • Communicates payroll dates to Managers and employees.
  • Completes and signs off on salary inputs according to stipulated deadlines.
  • Processes 3rd party payments.
  • Runs full systems back-ups monthly.
  • Prepares leave and 13th cheque provisions.
  • Reconciles remuneration list against budgeted headcount after each payroll run.
  • Completes journals and re-imbursements.
  • Prepares increase letters, captures performance ratings and processes employee increases.
  • Conducts payroll system updates with new releases and interest rate changes.


  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (NQF 7)
  • Three (3) years’ experience in Financial Accounting
  • Sage Evolution experience essential
  • Pastel Payroll experience essential


  • Statistical
  • Accountancy
  • Risk Management
  • Report Writing
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Computer literacy.


  • Accuracy
  • Professionalism
  • Ethical
  • Deadline Driven
  • Logical

Applications must be submitted with a detailed CV, quoting the title of the position, by e-mail on by no later than 24 May 2018 at 12pm. Applicants not contacted within four (4) weeks of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The successful applicant will be required to undergo competency assessment. The CBE reserves the right not to make an appointment.