Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit 02
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 7th

Background to Position

Finance and Administration Manager

East London Campus

Remuneration: R 715 166

The Fort Hare Foundation seeks to appoint a Finance and Administration Manager

Reporting to the Director of Fort Hare Foundation, the Finance and Administration Manager provides financial and investment management as well as financial reporting for the Fort Hare Foundation.

Job Description

The role will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing all financial aspects of all the cost centres within the Foundation.
  • Budget preparation, variance analysis and reporting.
  • Procurement management (in line with the Supply Chain Management Policy).
  • Expenditure management and payment processing.
  • Monthly reconciliation of all investment accounts.
  • Investment management to ensure good return on investment.
  • Provide financial support and advice to the Director.
  • Asset Management (demand management, asset register, etc.).
  • General Ledger reconciliations.
  • Monthly payments and statutory reporting.
  • Prepare Annual Financial Statements.
  • Attend to the Audit (internal and external) and address related findings.
  • Compliance with Legislation and Risk Management.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities assigned by the Director.

Inherent Criteria

Minimum requirements:

  • BCom Degree in Accounting or BCompt or BTech in Financial Management
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in a financial accounting and/or investment management environment.
  • Financial Management experience within the higher education public sector.

Other Knowledge Required:

  • Procurement, Accounting, and record keeping, Financial Reporting, Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting and Stakeholder Management.

Application Requirement

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

1. Apply online to with a motivation letter, complete CV, copies of qualifications and three work-related referees

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

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

4. 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:  14 July 2023

The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.

University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In order to comply with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998, preference will be given to applicants from designated groups whose appointment 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.