Job Details

  • Reference number: Ref :Unit1 967-1
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: February 21st

Background to Position






The University of Fort Hare is a vibrant, equitable and sustainable African university, committed to teaching and research excellence at the service of its students, scholars and the wider community. It seeks to recruit and appoint a suitable qualified and experienced candidate for the above-mentioned fixed term position.

Job Description


·         Perform asset accounting:

·         Reconciliation of all Capital Expenditure Accounts (GL and FAR)

·         Capitalizing Work in Progress on Completion of projects and do a follow up on WIP projects Assistance with Disposal management         

·         Vehicles additions on Fleet List and ITS AR

·         Audit handling

·         Audit control within the Asset Management Unit

·         Assist in providing administrative support to management of the Section

·         Assist in providing operational direction for the Section             

·         Scheduling and facilitation of meetings with Departments

·         Maintain University Fleet list

·         Assistance in Insurance portfolio management

·         Arrange for completion of Claim forms


Inherent Criteria


·         3-year Degree in Finance/Commerce/Accounting or any related field

·         Preference will be given to candidates with post graduate diplomas/ honours degrees in any of the above-mentioned fields.

·         Preference will be given to candidates with completed SAICA training contract

·         Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel (basic to advanced).

·         Previous experience of at least 3 years in an asset management environment of a reputable SMME to a large organisation with specific asset register experience

·         Proven ability to lead a team, work under pressure and deadline driven.

·         Ability to multi-task and liaise confidently with stakeholders.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Experience in the Higher Education Sector or Services related sector will be an added advantage

·         Knowledge of ITS Integrator system will be added advantage.

·         Driver’s license is prerequisite considering the expectation of travel between campus       

Application Requirement

To apply:  Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to:

1.   Visit the Website for a more comprehensive advert and to apply online. Applications must clearly indicate the name of the post and the Campus applied for on the SUBJECT LINE. 

2.   Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID/passport, certificates and proof of remuneration and three work-related referees, on the application website.

3.   Note that for all re-advertised positions this advert supersedes the one advertised previously owing to modifications made. Candidates who have previously applied are requested to re-apply.

4.   No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.

5.   Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.

6.   Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.

Note:   Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only.

Closing date:  6 March 2023   Queries can be directed to Ms A. Sonjica and 043 704 7190   The University reserves the right NOT to make a permanent appointment at this stage. University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998, when appointing preference will be given to applicants from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile.

About University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959 when it offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite.