Position Summary

Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societal impact in the context of the changing social, political, and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

Management Accounting is a department within the Financial Governance and Control division. The department is mainly responsible for the budgeting process, monthly financial reporting (institutional and commercial entities), utilities financial administration and reporting.
  • Processing payments of the university’s utility accounts.
  • Reconciliations of the utility accounts.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Resolve queries with service providers.
  • Enforce university policy and procedures.
  • Prepare relevant and accurate monthly reports as per relevant reporting deadlines.
  • Prepare and process journals for review by the Senior Manager: Management Accounting.
  • Monitor monthly actual expenditure against budgets, identify variances and ensure that the necessary follow up action is taken.
  • Assist with the annual corporate budgeting process for the University.
  • Assist with business case viability.
  • Assist with statutory audit preparations to ensure an efficient, effective, and successful external audit.
  • Assist with all other audits and external reviews, when necessary.
  • Ad Hoc tasks.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management Accounting or Financial Management (NQF 7).
  • Minimum three (3) years of job-related experience.
  • Strong reconciliation experience.
  • Experience with COJ Invoicing and Reporting.
  • Auditing/Analyzing of financial transactions experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting/finance principles and procedures.
  • Experience in computerised financial systems (preferably in Oracle and IDU system experience).
  • Computer skills (MS Office and other relevant computer packages, in particular).
  • May be required to travel between campuses as and when required.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours as and when required.
  • Power BI exposure.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Excellent reporting skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication.
  • Good conflict management skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Collegial and emotionally intelligent.
  • Ability to work in a pressurized environment.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
Enquiries regarding the job content: Ms Selmarie Booyens on Tel: (011) 559 3968
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Mr Lithale Mnqandi (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559 9103


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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