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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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    The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university that has remained among the top South African universities in research output and impact. UP is also the top producer of graduates in the country. With campuses in Pretoria and its surrounds, as well as in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg, UP is conveniently situated wi...
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    Manager: Faculty Accountants

    The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.


    The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

    • Supporting the Deputy Director: Budget Control in executing the Sectional strategy and achieving all financial and service targets for the unit;
    • Providing direction and effective management of faculty accountants;
    • Resolving escalated queries from faculties and support service staff;
    • Managing the key performance indicators associated with the financial accounting (Faculty or Support Services Department);
    • Overseeing that annual and monthly reports are submitted to the Deputy Director: Budget Control;
    • Reviewing and approval of high-risk journals;
    • Identifying risk areas within the Budget Control Division;
    • Providing support relating to budgets for the Faculty/Support Service;
    • Preparing monthly management information on the University’s finances;
    • Reviewing the financial reports on special projects and regulatory reporting requirements e.g. DHET / Federal Funding etc;
    • Reviewing internal controls, improving existing financial policies and procedures, and preparing new ones based on risk assessment and audit recommendations;
    • Reviewing internal audit reports, preparing responses and ensuring implementation of recommendations;
    • Preparing Budget Control sections on audit files and liaising with external auditors;
    • Promoting staff development (provide training and staff evaluations);
    • Providing access to cost centres for users based on the delegation policy;
    • Reviewing and approving foreign EFT payments;
    • Responsible for year-end closing procedures for Budget Control.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Chartered Accountant (SA);
    • Seven years relevant work experience (including 3 years articles) with proven experience in and knowledge of, inter alia:
    • Budget planning and control functions;
    • International Reporting Standards;
    • Compilation of financial statements;
    • Mainframe and/or ERP systems;
    • Project management.
    • Three years’ working experience in managing staff within a medium to large organisation.

    Required Competencies (skills, Knowledge And Behavioural Attributes)

    • IFRS;
    • Financial management principles;
    • Financial management policies and procedures;
    • Financial systems and report generation capability;
    • Financial legislation;
    • Financial accounting skills;
    • Auditing skills;
    • Financial report writing skills;
    • Management accounting;
    • Computer skills;
    • Process management;
    • Statistical analysis;
    • Data management;
    • Professionalism;
    • Excellent communication and language skills;
    • Self-motivated and disciplined;
    • Business ethics and professional integrity;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Administration and organization skills;
    • Effective time management skills, including the ability to prioritize and function under pressure;
    • Valuing Service and Diversity;
    • Conquering emails;
    • High level of accuracy (numeracy).

    Added Advantages And Preferences

    • Master’s degree in financial management, accounting or auditing;
    • Three years working experience in a management role within a higher education environment;
    • Three years working experience in the use of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system (PeopleSoft).

    Method of Application

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