Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit No 72
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: April 11th

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. The University of Fort Hare seeks to appoint appropriately qualified and experienced candidates for a vacant post in Finance Department (Student Fees Section)

Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

  • Adherence to all procedures and policies of the Student Accounts Office 
  • Perform monthly reconciliations.
  • Supervises Student Accounts Staff in the absence of the HOD.
  • Review the work of student account administrators.
  • Ensure collection of debtors is performed in accordance with the policy.
  • Undertakes on-going communication with students relating to all aspects of student income and to ensure the prompt and accurate dispatch of statements.
  • Ensure that all Fees charged are correct and that all students are charged accordingly. 
  • Implement principles of customer care in assisting and advising students
  • Capture ITS data affecting Student Accounts, to ensure accurate and prompt amendments.
  • Ensure that all journals are processed in line with sound accounting principles
  • Design and develop work flow processes and submit to the HOD: Students Accounts.
  • Perform any other duties as directed by supervisors.

Inherent Criteria

Minimum Requirements and Competencies:


  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting


  • 3 Years’ experience in a student finance division at a Higher Education Institution
  • Knowledge of ERP System
  • Good interpersonal as well as sound communication skills
  • Added Advantage: Working knowledge of ITS (Student Debtors Sub System).

Application Requirement

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

  • Visit the Website for a more comprehensive advert and to apply online. Applications must CLEARLY INDICATE THE NAME OF THE POST APPLIED FOR ON THE SUBJECT LINE.  
  • Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID/passport, certificates and three work-related referees, on the application website.
  • No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  • Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.
  • Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.

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

Queries can be directed to Ms S. Sigodi on 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.