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Job Reference: G4S/TP/3371275/128218
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance/Commercial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: R1 - R1
Location: Pretoria
G4S Region: Africa
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:South Africa - Secure Solutions
Closing Date: November 11, 2018
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

Vacancy: Cost Accountant

G4S Secure Solutions (SA), a leading global integrated security solutions company, has a vacancy for a Cost Accountant based in Pretoria.

Reporting to the Financial Manager, the Cost Accountant is mainly responsible for the review and analysis of labour costs from actual operational trading and for calculating costing for tenders and national quotes.

The successful incumbent is a self-starter with a proven track record in maintaining company policy, adopting best practices, and is able to exercise sound judgement in the pursuit of the achievement of the goals of the organisation, and understanding the role which finance plays within a successful business unit. The incumbent will be expected to be results driven and to live the values of the organisation.

Role Responsibility:

Analysing wages, cost lines and overtime

  • Conduct monthly reviews of wage cost
  • Analyse cost trends and submit proposals around cost control
  • Analyse and verify actual results for variances to previous reporting periods, or to identify inaccuracies
  • Report on all discrepancies

Updating of wage models and monthly sales prices

  • Prepare Monthly sales prices and communicate to sales teams
  • Updating and maintaining wage models with SD increases

Prepare quotes for national tenders and assist regional sales teams with quotes

  • Act as a liaison between the national bid manager and FM’s
  • Investigate potential cost saving initiatives to reduce tender pricing
  • Provide feedback to sales director and sales team

Assist with budgets and forecasts

  • Compare budgeted/forecasted results to actual or expected results in order to identify inaccuracies. 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Applicable/relevant teritiary financial qualification
  • Qualified CA (SA) would be highly advantageous
  • 2 to 5 Years management accounting experience would be deemed suitable for this position





  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices
  • Knowledge of financial controls and audit standards
  • Knowledge of how to perform and review reconciliations
  • Knowledge of how to implement financial controls
  • MS Office Computer skills (Excel Advanced)
  • Analytical skills
  • Working with complexity
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Managing conflict
  • Delivering strategy
  • Delivering performance
  • Managing professionally
  • Awareness of the market environment
  • Acting professionally
  • Driving change
  • Leading people
  • Customer thinking
  •  Collaborating and coo-operating


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, but SA citizens or those with a valid SA work permit, will have a distinct advantage.

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit

G4S operates in over 30 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent.

At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver ourcommercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. Our employees are the public face of G4S and we recognise and respect the value they add to the business by delivering excellent service day after day.

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • Customer Focus
  • Expertise
  • Performance
  • Best People
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration & Teamwork

One of the G4S Group’s core values is to ensure we employ the Best People. We strive to develop our employees’ competence and inspire them to live our values.G4S ensures that we provide our employees with opportunities for growth and development within a dynamic and challenging business environment.         

At G4S South Africa, we place great value on attracting and retaining the best people at all levels, to ensure the continued success of the organisation.

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