System Specialist- Department of Finance
University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa
7h ago
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In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.


The incumbent will be responsible for :

  • Administration and maintenance of the financial aid system;
  • Providing user support and training to all staff, in particular to the Financial Aid Office;
  • Testing of all new enhancements, bug fixes and new patches and upgrades before they are put into production;
  • Performing and assisting in audits relating to security controls and the validity of data;
  • Managing data including validation and data integrity;
  • Providing data and reports to users and managers.

  • Bcom degree with Accounting III;
  • Five years’ experience in system administration, maintenance and upgrades within a financial or accounting environment;
  • Three years’ experience in PeopleSoft Finance modules and applications or similar ERP systems;
  • Three years’ experience in user support including training of staff on PeopleSoft.

  • Knowledge of financial principals, student account processes and procedures, financial aid principles and policies, and NSFAS;
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel and e-mail packages);
  • PeopleSoft system experience;
  • Appropriate business writing skills;
  • Organising skills;
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Drive for accuracy;
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently;
  • Ability to liaise effectively with clients and associates;
  • Negotiation and communication skills;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

  • IT / statistical data analysis qualification;
  • Five years’ recent working experience within a student financial aid environment;
  • Recent experience (at least three years) in NSFAS policies and procedures, with exposure to 2017 policy and procedure changes;
  • Thorough knowledge of finance systems and process within the context of a higher education institution.
  • PLEASE NOTE : All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

    The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.

    UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

    Applicants are requested to apply via the apply online button button below.

    CLOSING DATE : 21 July 2019

    No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

    ENQUIRIES : Mrs H van der Westhuizen, Tel : (012) 420 4028

    Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 September 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

    The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

    In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-

    represented designated groups.

    All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

    The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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