Human Sciences Research Council Jobs 2021 for Project Accountant

Human Sciences Research Council Jobs 2021 for Project Accountant available. See details below on how to apply for the position of Project Accountant in Human Sciences Research Council

In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.

The Finance department delivers a total financial service to the HSRC. This entails debtors, creditors and cash management and ensuring that the HSRC complies with relevant legislation and accounting principles.

The successful incumbent will report to the Projects Office Accounting Supervisor in the Finance Department

Job Title: Project Accountant
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: PRJ ACC 11/2021
Contract Type: Contract
36 Months

Job Summary:
Key Responsibilities:
•Oversee projects’ contracts budget and spending;
•Analyse and oversee revenue recognition on projects within the HSRC +/- 300 Research Projects per year;
•Liaise with Research Programmes within the HSRC to ensure that all project activities are performed timely and in line with contractual milestones and funders’ expectations;
•Perform all system activities in ACCPAC that relate to daily, monthly and year-end activities;
•Review and assist with budget preparation, , capturing budget corrections, and approval of budgets ;
•Assist with the preparation of financial reports to funders in line with requirements and reporting templates set out in funder agreements;
•Assist with the preparation of US funding financial reports in line with requirements and reporting templates set out in funder agreements i.e. USAID,CDC etc.
•Assist in the preparation of year end audits, projects audits and internal audits and US funding audits i.e. USAID,CDC, USA Universities etc.;
•Responsible for preparation of monthly management accounts;
•Assist in preparation of AFS and related audit files and notes;
•Assist in any other assigned related activities;

Key Requirements:
•A post matric academic qualification in Accounting, e.g. B Com Degree with Honours – major in management accounting/ and should have served Accounting Articles;
•Proficient in the application of Generally Recognised Accounting Principles (GRAP), VAT legislation, income tax legislation and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA); International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);
•Strong experience in US federal funding which includes CDC,USAID and reporting, annual audits thereof;
•A strong commitment to proactive service delivery and responsive to internal clients’ needs;
•Strong interpersonal skills to engage internal clients, external stakeholders and colleagues at all levels in the organization;
•Flexibility to operate as a member of a team, share knowledge and assist colleagues where possible;
•Customer centric skills;
•Knowledge of Supply Chain Management will be an added advantage;
•High level of proficiency in computer skills (advanced Microsoft excel knowledge is required);
•The ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
•To be available to commence work 1st January 2022.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications: In your application, please include: your CV, a letter of motivation and the details of three recent referees (with telephone and e-mail contact details). Please indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that include the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written or oral exercise in the competencies required for the position.

To Apply:

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Application Deadline: 26/11/2021

Please note the following:
•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone
•Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.
•ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile.
•Attachments must be less than 2 MB.
For further information please consult the HSRC website. Details of the HSRC can be found on the website (

Enquiries, not applications, can be directed to Mr Pearl Malesa at Any C.V’s forwarded to this e-mail address will not be considered.

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.

Applicants who have not been advised in writing within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

Details of the HSRC can be found on the website, at



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