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Assistant Accountant

Job Summary
Finance Directorate
Reference Number: 2020/02/Mf02
Grade 9

The purpose of this position is to process and report on financial information about the financial position of the University, and for the review of financial transactions, to ensure compliance with relevant legislative requirements, general accounting principles and organizational policies and procedures.


  • Financial Transactions and Reporting
  • Compliance
  • Reconciliations
  • Team Leadership


  • Diploma or degree in Accounting or relevant field.
  • Four (4) years relevant experience.
  • Postgraduate qualification and experience in relevant field would be a recommendation.



  • Finance policies, procedures and controls
  • Computer Literacy
  • Knowledge of ITS and other accounting systems
  • Basic understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards and completed accounting articles would be beneficial


  • Compliance
  • Team Work
  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Clerical Accuracy: Checking

Behavior / Attributes

  • Attention to Detail
  • Personal Execution and Delivery
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professional integrity and ethics
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Tolerance for Stress

CLOSING DATE: 23 February 2020

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment in the position or level as advertised.

To apply please log on to PNET (www.pnet.co.za) and submit your application. The University will not accept any applications directly or through any other means.

Please note in terms of the Universities recruitment policy preference will be given to South African citizens. UNIZULU is committed to employment equity and equal opportunity. Communication will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates.

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