Senior Financial Administrator x2

South Africa
R340 543
Apr 20, 2019
Apr 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of designated groups to apply.


The purpose of this job is to support the Manager: Institutes and Contracts office of Research Finance in providing seamless financial administrative processes to support researchers and directors of Institutes and self-funded Units. Aspects would include: -
  • Financial administrative support to researchers in academic departments and Institutes, who have been awarded various research grants and project funding.
  • Timeous production of accurate financial reports, prepared on the basis on Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) and International Accounting Standards (IAS), in accordance with funders specified requirements.
  • Supporting the manager by implementing the various funding mechanisms and claiming cycle processes required in managing the various income streams.
  • To keep abreast of VAT and Tax legislation, in order to ensure the correct vat treatment of externally funded projects, thereby maximising the cash-flows of research projects.


Grade 12 or equivalent PLUS approximately 4 years relevant experience, where such experience must include:

For additional information on the requirements, please refer to the Job Profile.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the job profile relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.

Documents for Applciation

We require an application form, CV and motivation letter.

VERY IMPORTANT: The system DOES NOT allow for multiple attachments. This means that candidates should submit all the documentation as one attachment for each application i.e. An application form, a letter of motivation which clearly indicates the position they are applying for and a comprehensive CV.

Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered. Please examine the following

The selection process that will be followed for this post includes Shortlisting, Assessments and Interviews. The dates are:

Shortlisting - 14th May 2019

Assessments - 21st May 2019

Interviews - 22nd May 2019

The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.

Remuneration (Grade 10):

Pension/Provident Fund: Total annual cash: R250 260

Total annual package: Approximately R340 543

Closing Date: 4.30pm on 30th April 2019

If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University's recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates. For more detail, refer to the policy contained on the Rhodes University website. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations), international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit. In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.
  • Previous experience in a pressurised accounting administrative environment where there were multiple demands and tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in working in a computerised accounting environment.
  • Previous experience in preparation of financial reports for audit and/or submission to external parties.
  • Previous experience in research grant financial administration would be an advantage
  • Studies towards a post matric or post matric qualification in a relevant field will an advantage

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