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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Where we are - A presence in two provinces The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus. W...
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    Assistant Accountant


    • Reconciliation of NWU Student Debtor related accounts and control over NWU student account matters

    Reconciliations of NWU Student Debtor related accounts:

    • Monthly reconciliations of several Student Debtor related accounts for the approval of the campus managers of Student Accounts and Bursaries
    • Follow up on reconciling items for corrections with each campus
    • Compiling of KFS correction journals
    • Maintenance of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of each applicable reconciliation process

    Back-office control over student credit refunds:

    • Weekly reporting on credit refunds on student accounts
    • Follow-up and reporting on discrepancies

    Administration of Student Account matters

    • Composition of VSS Codes for alignment
    • Preparing and processing of BPEL (mass uploading) files on VSS for campuses
    • Management of debit-and credit amounts R150 on student accounts
    • Handling, recon and follow up of student deceased estates
    • Realpay reconciliation and levies
    • Assistance with open days and registration period


    • Assist with accommodation applications for bursary students
    • Providing of data to frontline staff members to handle follow-up enquires on allowances and payments of accommodation
    • Reconciliation and compiling of a monthly check- list to identify and correct discrepancies in allowances charged, levied, and paid
    • Allocations of re-payments from General Ledger to student accounts 

    Ad Hoc

    • Assist with reasonable and ad-hoc task that are assigned by the manager within the line of duty
    • Back-up assistance to Student Accounts of each campus

    Minimum requirements

    • Grade 12 is essential
    • B Com Degree (NQF 7) or Diploma (NQF 6) specialising in Accounting/ Financial Accounting is essential
    • Knowledge of NWU systems such as VSS-STG/REC and KFS systems is desirable
    • 4 years’ experience in a Financial and/or accounts environment is essential
    • 3 years Advanced experience in Excel is essential


    • Accuracy
    • Numerical competent and accurate with attention to detail
    • Computer literate (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet, and Email)
    • Analytical and Problem-solving ability
    • Punctual


    • Independent functioning without close supervision
    • Critical thinking
    • Good communication skills
    • Effective Time Management

    Closing Date: 28th, June 2022

    Method of Application

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