Manager, External Funds
Pretoria, South Africa, South Africa
4d ago
source : THEunijobs




In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the vacancy of Manager : External Funds.

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 but not limited to the following :

  • Support the Deputy Director in implementing the strategic plan of the finance division and compliance with all legislation, regulations and national policy directive applicable to the financial management and accounting function;
  • Monitor compliance to the Department’s Risk Management Plan; identify, manage and communicate on risks to the line manager;
  • Institute appropriate external audit arrangements and manage the audit process;
  • Compile an annual audit programme with clear timelines for the successful completion of the external audits;
  • Address matters raised in the audit reports including implementation of the audit recommendations;
  • Monitor compliance of internal clients with Finance regulations and policies related to External Funds and advise on non-compliance to the line managers and users;
  • Financial management and administration of external research funds;
  • Creating and updating online cost centres for projects as well as loading the budgets and processing budget adjustments as and when necessary;
  • Engage relevant stakeholders with regards to legal or regulatory requirements, contract standards and budget;
  • Work with the researchers to provide financial inputs into donor / grant proposals requiring full cost budget that forms part of the final contract;
  • Review contracts for financial terms in preparation of audit assurance, ensure updated templates and ensure reporting deadlines are met; and
  • Manage staff and ensure excellent service delivery.

  • B Com degree with Accounting III;
  • Three years’ experience working with an ERP system;
  • At least three years’ experience in contracts evaluation;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a management position in a financial accounting environment.

  • Knowledge of VAT (at least three years working in an environment that requires application of VAT);
  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS and financial accounting principles and general ledger structure;
  • Excellent knowledge of financial management policies and procedures;
  • Advanced knowledge of project and contract management;
  • Excellent knowledge of governance processes and financial legislative requirements;
  • Excellent knowledge of financial and management accounting;
  • Excellent computer skills all Ms Office Suite packages;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Ability to work at strategic and operational level;
  • Highly developed numerical, statistical analysis and financial data interpretation skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to train;
  • Highly developed interpersonal, organisational and problem-solving skills;
  • Attention to detail; and
  • Excellent auditing skills.

  • An Honours degree in Accounting, Auditing or Financial Management;
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in a financial accounting environment;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a tertiary education environment;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a legal environment; and
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in donor / grant management environment.
  • 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 online at , and follow the link : Careers UP .

    In applying for this post, please attach :

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.
  • CLOSING DATE : 11 November 2021

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


    Mr Grant Phakade, Email : grant.phakade or; Ms Jeovitah Chimhamhiwa, Email : jeovitah.chimhamhiwa

    Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 28 February 2022, 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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