The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university anchored in Africa and intent on global excellence and stature, with a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system, with an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and multiple partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice.Job Specification...UJ is keen to interview a dynamic, strategically minded individual with the ability to lead and further develop the Budget and Project Management unit. The primary responsibility of the Director: Budget and Project Management is to lead the unit, which resides within the Finance Division. This unit is responsible for compilation, monitoring and reporting activities associated with the University’s budgeting process, ensuring financial sustainability, managing the financial management support relating to external funding, business case viability and project management.Attributes associated with leadership at senior management level are critical to this role such as analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, relationship management, implementing appropriate oversight and instillation of controls. Improve financial management support maturity to facilitate attainment of strategic objectives.
Responsibilities + Skills
Represents budget and project management on University committees and project teamsEnsure data integrity within budget and project management environmentProvide client focused financial management supportProduce reports or presentations required of the role
Manage and implement financial policies and procedures, ensuring that these are monitored and reviewed regularly having considered operational, legislative and regulatory developmentsCoordinate and further entrench the budget process as well as spending alignment thereto towards the achievement of annual goals.
Minimum Requirements...Chartered Accountant or equivalentAt least 5 years post articles/qualification experience within management accounting;Comprehension and ability across key financial management components, including IFRS requirements;