Accounts Payable Technician / Alternate Cashier – All Interested Applicants / All Sources at U.S .Department of State

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria

U.S .Department of State

The United States Department of State, or State Department, is an executive department of the U.S. federal government responsible for the country’s foreign policy and relations

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Accounts Payable Technician / Alternate Cashier – All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Job Type Full Time
Qualification Bachelors , Higher National Certificate
City Pretoria
Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

Job Description 
The Voucher Examiner / Alternate Cashier works in the Regional Financial Management Office and reports to the Supervisory Voucher Examiner/Certifying Officer when serving in the capacity as Voucher Examiner, when serving as Alternate Cashier, the position received direction from the SFMO and/or DFMO.  The incumbent audits, reviews and examines difficult and complex multi-source funded contracts, grants and cooperative agreement payment documents for goods and services relating to multiple agencies project / program, general activities, operating expenses, international and entitlement travel vouchers, and USDH benefit and allowance payments.  This includes vouchers, invoices, advance requests, and advance liquidations in US dollars and local currencies from multiple countries.  The incumbent is responsible for operating CGFS Global Financial Management Systems and information security to a level of “Separation of Duties, “Individual Accountability” and “Need to Know” as defined in the relevant Foreign Affairs Manuals and Handbooks.

The incumbent serves as the alternate Principal Class “B” Cashier at post responsible for the full range of cashiering duties in support of multiple federal agenci0es at post, including management of USD and foreign currency accountabilities. The Incumbent is to perform duties in compliance with USG regulations and ICASS service standards. The incumbent will not have their own accountability and will take on the CLASS-B Cashier’s accountability and/or have a permanent Alternate Cashier Advance, when executing this role.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Three years’ experience in any of the following financial disciplines: accounting, debtors, creditors, voucher examination with at least one of these three years’ experience in cashiering is required.  

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  S/He communicates both orally and in writing with contractors, cooperative agreement holders, staff, and vendors to provide guidance, interpret examination requirements and, when required, request additional information regarding proposed payments.
Education Requirements:
Two-year diploma / certificated course in accounting, business, finance is required.
LANGUAGE:  Fluency in English – written/spoken is required.  (This will be tested).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  A strong working knowledge of computer spreadsheet software and accounting systems. Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint is required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.
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Benefits and Other Info
Agency Benefits:
Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Pretoria, South Africa may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.
Other Information:
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
 AEFM / USEFM FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **
Required Documents:

To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested degree and / or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide requested information, or the information is insufficient to verify eligibility, may result in disqualification for this position.

All Applicants:

Residency and/or Work Permit

Eligible Family Member Applicants:

Copy of Sponsor’s Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent)
Passport copy
DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
SF-50 (if applicable)

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to U.S .Department of State on to apply

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