Financial Officer

South Africa
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 21, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job Title:

Stellenbosch University International (SUI) Financial Officer: Global Education Centre (GEC)(Ref. SUI/201/0618) The Global Education Centre (GEC) within Stellenbosch University International (SU International) has a position for a dynamic person interested in providing a professional and effective financial and administrative service to prospective and current short term international students at Stellenbosch University. This support will be under the guidance of the Manager: GEC. The Global Education Centre (GEC) is responsible for incoming and outgoing student mobility (semester, summer / winter schools and short programmes) and the annual Winter School in Stellenbosch. As a GEC team member the incumbent will be responsible for the financial support services to staff members within GEC, handling student financial enquiries and student accounts.


The incumbent will be responsible for the financial administration of short-term international students:Semester students (including AIFS and other groups):

  • Assisting with the closing of student accounts;
  • Affiliate Students: Communicating with departments regarding fees and possible bursaries and closing of accounts;
  • Short Programmes and Winter School: Budgets, invoicing prospective students, processing invoices and making payments to service            providers;
  • Community engagement programme finances;
  • Financial administration regarding the academic Global Education Programme (GEP);
  • Assisting with administrative tasks, processing of invoices, orders, checking requisitions and payments.


Job Requirements

  • Relevant post-matric qualification;
  • At least three years’ experience in a University administrative environment;
  • Strong financial management, administrative and organisational skills and experience;
  • Ability to plan and to think strategically;
  • Ability to take initiative, exercise judgement, solve problems and work accurately and meet deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Attention to detail, the ability to manage large quantities of information and excellent time management skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to establish priorities;
  • Strong interpersonal and good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong understanding of and sensitivity to different cultural issues;
  • Proven computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet);
  • Ability to work in a team.



Expertise in the use of the University's administrative and financial systems.

How To Apply

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Apply online by using the "Apply Now" link. Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments. The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.--Enquiries regarding job content: Ben Nel, Manager: GEC, on 021 808 4260, or at regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

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