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Assistant Accountant needed at University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria

Job title : Assistant Accountant

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : April 11, 2024

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting sponsors with Memorandums of Agreement and with the following:
  • Enquiries;
  • Accounts;
  • Progress reports (academic records);
  • Requesting invoices for sponsors from the Debtors Division;
  • Refunding sponsor’s unspent funds due to plan cancellations, drop of courses and or meals not taken; Allocating bursaries to accounts receivable according to type of donor (government provincial municipalities, sundries);
  • Awarding and disbursing bursaries to student accounts;
  • Scheduling monthly payments for undergraduate & postgraduates (allowances, meals and rent, etc);
  • Receiving completed disbursement forms and supporting documents and executing quality control;
  • Assisting with registration of students at the beginning of the year;
  • Assisting with system testing and development in PeopleSoft when necessary;
  • Performing quality control of tuition levies;
  • Paying the awards over to the student accounts;
  • Filing all bursary documentation (letters, awarding docs and docs regarding payment to sponsors);
  • Approving disbursement requests as per disbursement policy;
  • Executing ad-hoc tasks delegated by the Division management;
  • Dealing with enquiries made by the CSC/satellite campuses, students and stakeholders;
  • Communicating to students and stakeholders via e-mail, sms and letters; Preparing monthly statistics and reports for the manager of the Division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma or equivalent with Accounting as a subject.
  • Three years’ experience in financial administration.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Analytical skills
  • Client service and enquiries
  • Financial Administrative knowledge
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to meet deadlines

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • A degree in Finance or equivalent qualification.
  • Three years’ experience in a financial environment or in a higher education environment.
  • Three years’ experience in administration of refunds and bursaries.
  • Three years’ experience in the use of PeopleSoft or equivalent Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

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