Financial Internships and In-Service Trainees at CSIR

Posted on :

23 Jan, 2015

Category :

Finance Jobs in South Africa, Internships in South Africa

The CSIR Shared Services Finance unit has vacancies for Financial Internships and In-Service Trainees seeking to gain financial experience. Following sections: Accounts Receivable; Accounts Payable; Assets; and General Ledger. The successful candidates will rotate within the financial administrative functions within the financial shared services group. The vacancies are based in Pretoria.


Key responsibilities:

Accounts Receivable: Generate invoices to customers upon receipt of an approved request, and make follow-ups on all outstanding debtor accounts.

Accounts Payable: Review supplier invoices for validity against VAT legislation and CSIR policies and procedures; process supplier invoices to effect payment to suppliers; reconcile supplier accounts; and make follow-ups on all outstanding items.

Assets: Perform asset counts and make follow-ups on all discrepancies including possible redundant assets, asset register maintenance including processing of new assets, movements between custodians, write-offs etc.; and label and assign new assets to custodians.

General Ledger: Allocate costs; process journals; reconcile general ledger account; make follow-ups on all outstanding items; and reconcile all employee subsistence and travel claims for cost allocation and capturing.


Qualifications and skills:

Internships: A Bachelor’s degree in finance.

In-Service Trainees: Studying towards a national diploma or a Bachelor’s degree in finance for which practical experience is a requirement in obtaining the qualification.


  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Mathematical and analytical ability.
  • Record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to work accurately and pay attention to detail.
  • Knowledge on VAT.
  • General knowledge on double-entry accounting concepts of debits and credits and different methods of accounting including cash and accrual basis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of internal controls and the need for policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work in teams is essential.
  • Problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment.


How to Apply


Click Here to Apply ONLINE

Closing date: 25 January 2015

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