Key Job Functions of the successful candidate include: · An understanding of each research entity, and how they work with their partners and stakeholders Responsible for financial administration and support to three research entities Responsible for procurement function (preparation of the payment requests and payroll claims, ensuring appropriate authorisations, support, and documentations in compliance with university policies and procedures) Accountable for loading of new vendors and the subsequent day to day management of supplier interactions, including sourcing quotes, ordering, tracking of deliveries and receipting Accountable for fixed asset verification in compliance with University Fixed Assets Policies and Procedures, including implementation of door lists and accurate recording of information in the asset register Producing financial reporting (monthly cash flows; monthly project statements for researchers; net portfolio calculations) and audits, both for internal processes and external stakeholders/funders Accountable for reconciliation of petty cash and/or credit cards Actioning bursary or research grant payments, and invoicing and reconciliation of unspent grant funding to be reimbursed back to the research entity · Accountable for overseeing financial processes, procedures, and controls in an efficient, effective, and professional manner in compliance with university policies and procedures · Assistance with budgeting for fundraising proposals to industry/philanthropic organisations, in conjunction with the Wits Development and Fundraising Office, for sustainability planning, as may be required by each research entity · Any other financial administration tasks or activities which fall within the general functioning of the unit, as determined by the Line Manager. Minimum qualifications/requirements/criteria: · Diploma in Accounting or equivalent; a bachelors degree with a major in accounting would be preferable · At least five years administrative experience in an accounting environment at bookkeeper level or above · At least one year of direct financial administration practical knowledge using an ERP System is needed (Oracle would be preferable). Key Competencies: · Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information, and attention to detail · Adept at using Excel, Oracle and BI · Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative · Having a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness · Possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. postgrad students / postdoc fellows / emerging and senior researchers / govt / industry partners, etc.) · Having strong problem solving, deductive reasoning and decision-making capabilities · Being an innovative and creative thinker · Having the ability to work under pressure, and to deadlines
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