Job Description

Purpose:The Director for Research Development invites suitably qualified and experienced applicants to apply for the post of Bookkeeper in the University Research Office. The purpose of this job is to provide administrative support for the grant management function related mainly to finance and postgraduate students funding.Brief DescriptionKey responsibilities include three main activities:1. Administer NRF and other bursaries;2. Bookkeeping which entails paying bursaries, i-procurement, travel arrangement, payroll claims, reimbursements, advances, invoices and assisting with the annual external grants audits (e.g. NRF, MRC & CANSA)3. Handling enquiries.

Responsibilities + Skills

Minimum of 2 years financial experience within the University environment Candidates must have a good working knowledge of SIMS, Oracle, Word, Outlook and Excel. The selected candidate must:


Candidates should have at least a matric and bookkeeping qualification ;


Minimum experience is about 3 years of administration including about 2 years experience of the University sector, with particular emphasis on Wits at its systems and processes;

Job Summary

  • Published on: Saturday, 4th July 2020
  • Designation: Bookkeeper (AD10)
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 0
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Saturday, 4th July 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Address: 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Wits University is taking the lead in reimagining trendy Braamfontein to further our contribution in delivering high level scarce skills for the global knowledge economy. Our location in Johannesburg, the economic and industrial heartland of the African continent, places us in good stead to interact with the public and private sectors, civil society and other social agents to effect meaningful change in society. 

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