The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has announced a Costing Clerk Vacancy for individuals equipped with the necessary skills in finance and job costing. This permanent position offers a rewarding salary and the chance to significantly impact the financial operations of a vital city agency.

Costing Clerk Vacancy Overview

  • Post: Costing Clerk
  • Reference: 05/2024/21
  • Salary Range: R232,343.25 – R348,514.88 annually

Minimum Requirements

  • Higher Certificate in Costing, Mathematics, Accounting, or relevant NQF level 5 qualification.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in costing, accounting, or finance roles.

Skills and Competencies

  • Attention to detail: Essential for accurately recording and analysing financial data.
  • Analytical skills: Ability to interpret financial information and identify cost-saving opportunities.
  • Communication skills: Necessary for collaborating with colleagues and explaining financial information.
  • Time management: Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in accounting software: Experience with programs such as QuickBooks or SAP may be required.
  • Knowledge of financial principles: Understanding of accounting principles and cost analysis methods.
  • Problem-solving abilities: Capacity to identify and resolve discrepancies in financial records. These skills and competencies are crucial for success in the role of a costing clerk at the Johannesburg Roads Agency or any similar organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management and Streamlining of Job Costing Processes:
    • Oversee the entire job costing workflow to ensure efficient management of all work/job orders, from initiation to closure.
    • Implement process improvements that minimize delays and enhance response times for addressing pending job orders.
  • Materials Management and Reporting:
    • Accurately manage the issuance of materials needed for various projects, ensuring that all materials are logged and accounted for in a timely manner.
    • Develop and maintain a rigorous reporting system that generates meticulous job reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, providing critical data for financial analysis and budgeting.
  • Costing Model Development:
    • Design and implement a robust costing model that balances efficiency with accuracy, optimizing the use of resources while ensuring financial prudence.
    • Continuously evaluate and refine the costing model based on operational feedback and financial outcomes.
  • Recording and Tracking of Operational Hours:
    • Systematically record hours for labor, including staff and contractors, as well as for the usage of plant equipment, vehicles, and other resources.
    • Utilize advanced tracking systems to ensure all hours are accurately captured and allocated to the correct job orders.
  • Financial Procedures and Data Entry:
    • Ensure strict compliance with established financial procedures to maintain the integrity of financial data.
    • Oversee the data entry processes, ensuring high accuracy and consistency in how financial information is captured and stored.
  • Timesheet Management:
    • Organize and maintain timesheets for all employees and contractors, ensuring they are filed according to their dates and specific job depots.
    • Collaborate with team leaders to verify the accuracy of timesheets, making corrections as necessary to align with job requirements and financial records.
  • Job Report Production:
    • Produce reliable and detailed job reports from the Hansen System, tailored to support the operational needs of various departments.
    • Analyze report outcomes to guide financial decisions and provide actionable insights into cost management and budget allocation.
  • Strategy Implementation and Decision Support:
    • Act as a key player in the implementation of strategic operational plans, ensuring that cost-related decisions are well-informed and data-driven.
    • Provide essential support to management by delivering accurate financial data and analyses that influence strategic planning and operational adjustments.


  • Opportunity to contribute to the financial health and efficiency of the organization.
  • Potential for career advancement within the finance or accounting field.
  • Exposure to various aspects of cost analysis and budgeting.
  • Ability to develop skills in financial software and tools.

How to Apply for the Costing Clerk Vacancy

  • Interested applicants should forward their CV’s accompanied by the covering letter stating the reference number as well as attaching certified copies of qualifications and ID (certification should not be older than 6 months).
  • Prospective applicants should apply through the JRA Portal available on the JRA website.
  • Enquiries should be directed to Ms. Precious Ngolele on 011 491 5630 and Mpho Makoloka on 011 298 5162.

The Costing Clerk vacancy at the Johannesburg Roads Agency represents a pivotal role within the organization, crucial for maintaining financial discipline and enhancing operational efficiencies. This role offers a unique opportunity for professionals to engage deeply with the financial operations of a major public entity, contributing directly to its success and sustainability. If you are a detail-oriented professional with a passion for finance and a knack for precision, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding position.

Apply now and take the next step in your career with the Johannesburg Roads Agency. Together, we can drive Johannesburg forward.