SANSA: Finance and Project Accountant

Company SANSA
Reference # SOFP
Published 30/09/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Hartebeesthoek, Gauteng, South Africa
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).
SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at
Job Functions Accounting
Industries Science & Technology

The following permanent vacancy exists at SANSA Space Operations programme in Hartebeesthoek, to be filled by individual with relevant skills, competencies and qualifications.

Finance and Project Accountant

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for accounting tasks in compiling the monthly management accounting. Ensure the Debtors Master file maintenance with multiple currencies, timeous, accurate invoicing, and collection of debt. Balancing of the general ledger to the fixed assets register, maintenance of the fixed assets register with additions, asset tags, disposals, annual impairment testing, locations, condition, and custodians. Complete general ledger reconciliations for review and process all journal entries for approval. Aid Project managers in finance accounting. Complete the monthly commitments schedule.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•A Bachelors degree or Diploma in Finance or Accounting
•10+ years’ experience in a similar role
•3+ experience working on Sage X3 (reports automation, fixed assets, and all standard financial modules)
•Foreign Currency experience
•Reconciliation’s experience
•Knowledge of the following is advantageous: The applicable legislative and regulatory framework • Public Finance and Management Act (PFMA), National Treasury Regulations and guidelines knowledge, and GRAP knowledge • Departmental accounting, planning and budgeting policies and procedures • Assets policies and procedures knowledge • Assets systems (manual / automated) • Principles and practice of asset management • Tools and techniques for asset verification • Principles and practice of asset valuations • Financial project management experience and applicable GRAP knowledge • Principles and practice of accounting • Knowledge of reconciliations
•MS Office (word and excel: pivot tables and V-Lookup).
•A valid drivers’ license

Key areas of responsibility will include but not limited to:

•Maintain financial transactions and information on Sage X3
•Financial accounting of projects, journals, cost centres, reconciliations, budgets and subsistence & travel (S&T)
•Debtors and Revenue
•Foreign exchange transactions
•Asset accounting and management
•Documentation, reporting and general tasks

Please NOTE that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualifications, and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing may form part of the selection process.

SANSA subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates in accordance with this.

Should you meet the above requirements, please upload your detailed CV and apply on:

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Job Closing Date 11/10/2021