The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector. It
provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest
technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food
processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions. Through its
wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

Key Performance areas:

  • Receipt of invoices from campuses.
  • Review vendor invoices for accuracy such as name of the supplier, relevant vat number, price and
  • Ensuring that processing of invoices complies with VAT legislation.
  • Ensure signed GRN and invoices are attached and processed for payment.
  • Ensuring invoices are appropriately matched to purchase orders.
  • Filing and housekeeping.
  • Supplier are paid within agreed terms credit terms.
  • Manage the creditor’s age analysis.
  • Forward the remittances to suppliers.
  • Reconcile suppliers statement’s to accounts payable sub ledger.
  • Respond to suppliers queries within 48 hours and resolve within five working days.
  • Follow up on overdue invoices and reconciling items.
  • Clearing up of the GRN (liability) account.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Adhere to deadlines especially weekly deadlines.
  • Build relationships with both Internal and External stake holders.
  • Provide adhoc assistance to Auditors and Management.


  • BCom Accounting, National diploma or equivalent qualifications with an extensive experience of 3 to
    5 years in Accounts Payable section.
  • Knowledge of Excel.
  • Basic accounting and VAT knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion.
  • Ability to resolve problems liaise with people at all levels.
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately under pressure.
  • Proficiency in the Ms Office Suite.
  • Willing to work overtime.
  • Deadlines driven.
  • Pay attention to detail.

Enquires: Ms Sebolelo Dhlomo, 012427 9721


Competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities and the stature of the position. The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to South African citizens.

Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certified copies of certificates,
supporting documents, copy of driver’s license) must be attached on the form.

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