Position Summary

Campus: Doornfontein 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

The Accounts Payable Supervisor is responsible to lead a team of Accounts Payable Officers to ensure accurate and timeous payments of invoices for all good and services rendered as per agreed terms.
The Incumbent will be responsible for but not limited to:
  • In-depth knowledge of Forex requirements and payment process
  • Liaising with the Forex Bank
  • Check all invoices and validate them on the Oracle system for payment
  • Check and sign all reconciliations
  • Resolving queries timeously
  • Ensuring all audit deadlines are met
  • Follow up on any outstanding invoices
  • Liaise with Suppliers and end-user in a professional manner
  • Take personal responsibility for correcting problems
  • Respond to customer queries and provide solutions
  • Power-point Presentations
  • Strong on Excel
  • Accruals
  • Complies with Governance
  • Review and update SOP’s as and when the need arises
  • Conduct bi-annually KPA review with staff
  • Manage staff leave and absenteeism
  • Review Accounts Payable Policy annually
  • Conduct workshops with end-user and suppliers

Minimum requirements

  • B-Com Accounting Degree or Degree within Financial Management (NQF 7)
  • 3 years' proven experience in a Supervisory position
  • At least 3 years’ experience on Forex Payments
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in an Accounts Payable Department
  • Knowledge of Kofax would be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of Oracle
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Extensive knowledge on forex processes and the requirement from the Reserve Bank
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of Reconciliations
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in Oracle Accounts payable module
  • Good understanding of the Accounting Principle
  • Experience in a Higher Education Institute in the same role
  • Customer service orientation and negotiations skills 
  • Good experience in Microsoft
  • Good listening and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Adaptability and flexibility 
  • Understanding of the Accrual system
  • Deadline driven with the ability to multitask
  • Work independently and within a team environment 
  • Good report writing, analysis and presentation skills
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards
Enquiries regarding the job content: Ms Niri Naraidu at Tel: (011) 559-6299
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Mr Lithale Mnqandi (HCM Business Partner) at 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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