Position Summary

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway 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

Job Specification
The incumbent will be expected to:
  • Resolve all queries regarding invoices, receipts, credit notes & tax certificates;
  • Follow up with internal and external customers to ensure timely receipt of payment;
  • Verify discrepancies and resolving clients’ billing issues;
  • Facilitate payment of invoices due by sending payment reminders and contacting clients;
  • Follow up on outstanding and overdue invoices;
  • Apply and follow UJ’s financial policy with regard to accounts receivable functions;
  • Liaison with Auditors when required;
  • Work collaboratively with accounts payable and other accounting staff to ensure accuracy in finances;
  • Create new customers and salespersons on Oracle;
  • Issue donation certificates (18A);
  • All required reconciliations, i.e. external funding, customer, etc;
  • Co-ordinate the management and recording of third-stream revenue debtors;
  • Preparation of journals;
  • Benchmarking on finance strategies including debt collections;
  • Assist in debt handover process;
  • Ad hoc tasks.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy/ degree in financial management discipline or equivalent
  • At least two to three years' relevant work experience
  • Auditing/Analysing of financial transactions
  • Strong reconciliations experience
  • Experience with Oracle Software
  • Experience in accounts receivable environment is desired
  • Previous relevant experience in a higher education institution
  • At least three years' relevant experience in an accounts receivable environment
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Solid understanding and application of basic accounting principles, fair credit practices and collection regulations
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Advanced Computer literacy in MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Good accounting skills
  • Knowledge of computerised accounts receivable systems
  • The ability to function independently in a high-pressure environment
  • Good interpersonal relations skills and a client-service orientation
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to build relationships with clients and internal departments
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • High level of accuracy, efficiency, and accountability
Reporting to:
Senior Manager: Accounts Receivable and Billing
Enquiries regarding the job content: Ms Anel Steynberg on Tel: (011) 559 1743
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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