Job Details

  • Reference number: EBW06/194/0623
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: July 12th

Background to Position

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

School of Accountancy

Lecturer: School of Accountancy

(One or more posts)

Ref. EBW06/194/0623

Job Description


  • Exciting teaching and research opportunities currently exist for established subject specialists in the following Accountancy-related subject areas: Management Accounting and Financial Management, Financial Accounting, Taxation and Auditing (which includes Digital- and Leadership Acumen for Accountants - previously known as Information Systems - and Business Ethics).

Inherent Criteria


  • An appropriate SAICA accredited honours degree in Accounting, or a postgraduate Diploma in Accounting; 
  • Registration as a Chartered Accountant (SA) or eligibility to register; 
  • Academic excellence (a full academic transcript must accompany the application: without this, your application will be regarded as incomplete) and/or proven academic research experience: a master's degree in the subject area of Accountancy, or PhD, or publication(s) in DHET-approved journal(s); 
  • A commitment to research and social impact/community involvement;
  • The ability to lecture in English or Afrikaans, handle departmental administration and work in a team; 
  • The willingness to be involved in SAICA's Thuthuka project and the lecturing of Digital- and Leadership Acumen for Accountants and/or Business Ethics;
  • For some of the posts, namely those in Digital- and Leadership Acumen for Accountants, the following is an additional requirement:
  • Strong MS Excel skills, which specifically include the demonstrated use of PivotTables and the automation of routine tasks using Macros and VBA.


  • The ability to lecture in both English and Afrikaans;
  • For some of the posts, namely those in Digital- and Leadership Acumen for Accountants, the following is an additional recommendation:
  • Practical exposure to MS Excel Modelling and/or ACL (Audit Command Language), either through being able to demonstrate that you have used these functions yourself, or that you have learnt their use from someone else.

Application Requirement

Enquiries regarding the job content: Proff. SPJ von Wielligh / CJ van Schalkwyk / WS Nel on 021 808 3889, or Prof. Gretha Steenkamp at 

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits, as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 

021 808 2753, or at

Commencement Date:  1 January 2024

Closing Date:                 28 July 2023

Stellenbosch University is committed to employment equity (EE), and appointments will be made in line with the EE plan for the specific environment as well as the institutional EE Plan of the University.


Stellenbosch University reserves the right not to make an appointment.


Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and email addresses of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.


The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires people in occupations that entail potential exposure to certain hazards (such as, but not limited to: noise, hazardous chemical substances and hazardous biological agents) to be subjected to medical screening, to determine their fitness to work in the said occupations.


Should no feedback be received from the University within four to six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

About Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. ​The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.