Senior Financial Administrator x2 5 year contracts

South Africa
May 16, 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Senior Financial Administrator x2 5 year contracts

Finance, Eastern Cape Grahamstown

R 233 888 Annually

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of designated groups to apply.



The purpose of this job is to support the Manager: NRF and SARChI Chair Support in providing a seamless financial administration process to support researchers who have been awarded various research grants. Aspects would include: -


  • The provision of superior service to the prestigious SARChI Chair Grant-holders in financially administering their various research grants and research project funding.

  • Financial administrative support to researchers in academic departments and Institutes,  who have been awarded  various research grants/ These grants would include those awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), THRIP (Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programmes), as well as Sandisa Imbewu and various other grant awarded by the Rhodes Research Office.

  • Supporting the manager by implementing the various grant funding mechanisms and claiming cycle processes required in managing the various income streams.

  • Timeous production of accurate financial reports, prepared on the basis on Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) and International Accounting Standards (IAS), in accordance with funders’ specified requirements.

  • Keeping abreast of VAT and Tax legislation to ensure the correct treatment of external funds, thereby maximising the cash flows of research projects.



Grade 12 or equivalent PLUS approximately 4 years relevant experience, where such experience must include:

For additional information on the requirements, please refer to the Job Profile.

It is essential that prospective candidates read the job profile relating to this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.


Closing Date: 5pm on 4th June 2018


If you are not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies. The initial focus will be on equity candidates.  For more detail, refer to the policy contained on the Rhodes University website.  All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview.

In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations), international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment to non-SA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit.  In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.



  • Previous experience in a pressurised accounting administrative environment where there were multiple demands and tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in working in a computerised accounting environment.
  • Previous experience in preparation of financial reports for audit and/or submission to external parties.
  • Previous experience in research grant financial administration would be an advantage
  • Studies towards a post matric or post matric qualification in a relevant field will an advantage


Ref: RU000158/SU

Vacancy Type: Temporary


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