Senior Accounting Clerk (Reference Number: BID/2018/003) (Contract position)

26 April 2018 - 4:00pm


Salary Level: 6

Directorate: Biological Invasions 

SANBI is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and service driven person with a passion for good to provide financial support services on contract ending 31 march 2020 as a Senior Accounting Clerk.


The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) requires a highly motivated and service driven person with a passion for good to provide financial support services for the Biological Invasions Directorate, by assisting the Chief Accounting Clerk and play a supportive role to the team.


This position requires the successful candidate to be in possession of a Grade 12 certificate enhanced by minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience in finance and administration. The successful candidate must have problem solving skills and the ability to meet deadlines.  It is essential for the incumbent to have sound computer skills and experience in MS Office, and it would be advantageous if the incumbent has familiarity with Flopac or similar accounting packages.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to maintain sound interpersonal relations and have an excellent spoken and written command of English, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

Key responsibilities

The appointee will be responsible for:

  • Render financial and procurement support – capture and coding of orders, invoices onto flopac, prepare invoices, procurement of goods and services and handling of petty cash;
  • Creditors – Reconciliation of creditors accounts and payments remittances, follow up outstanding invoices, resolve account queries and manage filing system for creditors invoices;
  • Administration – Efficient running of the office, effective filing, general support work and assist the vehicle booking for the Directorate.


SANBI offers an all-inclusive annual salary package of R251 474.46

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Please Note:

  1. An application form (obtainable from our Offices or SANBI website must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for the position and confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered). 
  2. A competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process.
  3. Applicants must also provide the full names, address and telephone number and if possible e-mail address of at least three referees.
  4. An application form must accompany the CV and motivational letter. Download Application Form.
  5. Failure to submit the requested information may result in your application not being considered.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will currently be given to candidates from the designated groups.

Contact Ms Glynnis Webb on (021) 799 8635/8800 or preferably, apply on line at or forward the completed application form, a letter and concise CV via e-mail to  or fax 0865899569. Postal applications are to be addressed to the Deputy Director: Human Resources, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X7, Claremont, 7735.

Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI.  If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Please note that any emails sent to SANBI must be under 10MB in size.

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26 April 2018 - 4:00pm
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