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Website North West University

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review and sign off on the financial reports requested from external parties.
  • Delivering of other financial management tasks from time to time in coordination with allocated supervisor in the office of the Director of Financial Planning.
  • Fulfil the acting Senior Accountant/Manager Faculty Accountants role in his/her absence.
  • Ensure that all system requirements in terms of half-year and year-end procedures have been met timeously and assist with the follow-up of financial/audit queries.
  • Evaluate the financial internal controls and the effectiveness of the processes and procedures in the assigned portfolio/s and seek and implement improved internal controls, processes and procedures.
  • Attend the management meeting/s of the assigned portfolio/s as the finance specialist and provide financial advice, feedback and coaching, as and when needed.
  • Coordinate the Financial Planning functions and processes for assigned portfolio/s.
  • Discuss quarterly the consolidated financial report with the portfolio/s management team during a management meeting.
  • Prepare a consolidated financial report for the assigned portfolio/s and discuss the report with the Executive Manager.
  • Lead the Financial Planning team assigned to this position.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven knowledge of management, general financial principles, financial modelling and costing of products
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational skills (including organizing various types of people), as well as ability to prioritize
  • Computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Must be able to handle interruptions and changes (Ability to multi-task and still function effectively under pressure
  • Demonstration of language proficiency to function optimally in the various functionally multilingual environments of the NWU
  • Proven high level analytical and interpretive abilities and problem solving

Qualification & Experience:

  • 3 years of completed articles is desirable
  • B Com Degree (with accounting 3 and/or Management Accounting 3) is essential
  • Intermediate to advance proficiency in Microsoft Excel experience is essential
  • 3-5 years ERP systems (e.g. Oracle, KFS experience is desirable
  • 3 years staff management experience is essential
  • 5-8 years Financial/Management Accounting experience in a medium to large size is essential

Job Details:

Company: North West University

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Potchefstroom, North West, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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