Management Accountant & Budgeting Officer

at Johannesburg Parks & Zoo
Published July 12, 2022
Location Braamfontein, South Africa
Category Accounting  
Job Type Full-Time  



To assist in the development of the annual budgeting process, including strategic financial planning

and setting the budgets, as well as related adminitsrative tasks.


  • B Com Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Post-graduate qualification in finance
  • 2-3 years finance administration or similar experience


  • Assists with developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating budget policies and

procedures and make recommendations as necessary

  • Participates in the development of the annual budgeting process, including strategic financial

planning and setting the budgets

  • Supports all departments so that they can adhere to financial management principles

following direction from the manager

  • Assists with the preparation of the medium–term revenue and expenditure framework in the

required National Treasury template

  • Loads and maintains online budgets
  • Assists with preparing and submitting National Treasury returns on monthly, quarterly and

annual bases

  • Produces and analyses the monthly management accounts, variance analysis reports and

communicates variances

  • Maintains reporting procedures for meeting deadlines
  • Assists with the design, development, maintenances and improvements of the financial

management systems

  • Adheres to the processes, controls, procedures, methodologies, standards and systems of

the department and JCPZ, including strict adherence to GAAP and other relevant accounting

principles and standards as well as defined ethical standards as prescribed by the Company

  • Mitigates risk associated with the role and in line with departmental risk mitigation measures
  • Ensures accuracy and reliability of accounting and operating data as outlined by the policies

and procedures of the organization

  • Liaises with required departments
  • Devises and maintains an office system, which includes data management and filing
  • Maintains stationery stock for office, requesting additional stock needed
  • Coordinates, monitors and directs the acquisition of supplies, telecommunication systems,

office facilities, records storage and retrieval systems, and forms


  • Compiles and updates project lists
  • Communicates events on behalf of the Department/ Unit
  • Coordinates transport arrangements, visa, accommodation, tickets and any other requests for

the purpose of ensuring efficient and effective execution of duties- in liaison with the travel


  • Ensures the smooth functioning of the office and upholds a positive image for the manager
  • Arranges/ Schedules departmental training, wellness events as directed by manager
  • Performs miscellaneous duties in line with job and department function when and as requires
  • Discusses deliverables, measures and targets with manager
  • Actively participates and manages own performance levels by participating in regular one-onone meetings with manager to discuss progress of individual areas of accountability.
  • Actively seeks coaching or advice when necessary
  • Strives to improve own knowledge as it relates to the role
  • Discusses and implements personal development plan (aligned to career path)
  • Attends agreed courses, professional development to achieve optimal job performance and

career goals.


  • Knowledge and application of MFMA
  • Knowledge and application of procurement procedures
  • Awareness of external environment and political protocols
  • Financial Acumen
  • Communication skills
  • Planning and Organization skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Record keeping
  • Stakeholder management
  • Accuracy
  • Data analysis
  • Problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Results Orientation
  • Resilience
  • Time management
  • Service-oriented
  • Assertive
  • Self- motivated


Interested candidates can send their CVs