Job Description

Purpose:The purpose of this job is to provide financial management and support to the Director: Services, with full financial accountability for Services.Brief DescriptionKey Responsibilities include the following• Provides financial and business input to the department’s strategic and operational plans.• Administers financial models in order to ensure on-going sustainability and profitability of department.• Participates in the development of revenue, price and cost models, along with other stakeholders.• Participates in developing, together with other stakeholders, alternative revenue streams for the department.• Contributes and administers/supports the annual compilation of the departmental budgets.• Analyses and monitors actual financial performance against budget and where needed initiates remedial action.• Participates in the University’s financial and accounting policy/procedure decision-making process, and ensures the implementation thereof.

Responsibilities + Skills

Oversees and reports on the management of assets and stock. Conducts and reports on enquiries/investigations. Implements and maintains appropriate management accounting business processes, and related systems. Advises the Finance Manager on financial matters and represents the Finance section at meetings.


Implements and maintains an appropriate systems for financial reporting, for both department and University requirements.


Grade 12 National Diploma in Accounting or any related and relevant qualifications At least 8 years work experience and supervision in a similar environment Experience in a financial and large highly computerised environmentTechnical Competencies

Job Summary

  • Published on: Monday, 10th February 2020
  • Designation: Senior Finance Officer
  • industry: Education
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 66
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Monday, 10th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Address: 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2000, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • 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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