Deputy Director - Finance Department

South Africa
Sep 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

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 University's Budget and Annual Financial Statements, Management Information, Accounts Payable, Assets and Insurance Divisions and will include the following:
  • Strategic and operational management;
  • Budget planning and project management;
  • Financial management and reporting;
  • Compliance and governance;
  • Risk management;
  • Resources management.

  • Chartered Accountant (SA);
  • Eight years working experience in a senior role within a financial environment with proven experience in inter alia:
    • Strategic Management;
    • Budget planning and control functions;
    • International Financial Reporting Standards;
    • Compilation of financial statements;
    • Mainframe and/or ERP systems;
    • Project management;
  • Five years working experience in managing one or more Divisions within a medium to large organisation;
  • Four years working experience in a management role within a higher education environment.

  • Relevant South African tax legislation;
  • Management reporting;
  • Application of IFRS standards;
  • Accounting business cycles;
  • Budgeting;
  • Knowledge of Financial policies and procedures within a large organisation;
  • Knowledge of delegation Policy;
  • ERP system such as PeopleSoft, ORACLE, SAP or equivalent;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Computer Literate (MS Office & Outlook);
  • Accountability for own performance;
  • Commitment to delivering value to line manager;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Aptitude for working with numbers and accounting calculations;
  • Self-motivated and disciplined;
  • Business ethics and professional integrity;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: Interact with internal stakeholders, business and external stakeholders at the highest level;
  • Administration and organization skills;
  • Effective time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize and function under pressure;
  • E-mail etiquette;
  • Participative management style;
  • High level of leadership skills.

  • Formal qualification in management;
  • Five years' experience in report writing for executives, senior management and external parties.

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

CLOSING DATE: 19 September 2019

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms H van der Westhuizen, Tel: (012) 420 4028 for application-related enquiries, and Mr N Moolla, Tel: (012) 420 2081 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 20 November 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference will be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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