AIMS South Africa New Job Position

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12 Jul, 2018

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Finance Jobs in South Africa

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an innovative, pan-African network of centres of excellence for post-graduate education, research and outreach, which has achieved global recognition since opening its first centre in South Africa in 2003.

Job Title: Finance Officer

AIMS South Africa, located in Muizenberg, invites applicants for the position of Finance Officer, to work on a range of projects and be responsible for performing key finance functions within these projects. This is a full-time, one-year contract position, with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Ensuring that purchase orders, sundry payment requests and foreign payment requests are placed and processed effectively
  • Following up on the payment of invoices and handling account queries
  • Processing of debtors and donations invoices
  • Compiling and preparing financial reports, budgets and forecasts
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with financial regulations, policies and procedures
  • Assisting with inventory control
  • Liaising with external vendors, other departments and relevant staff
  • Capturing of accounting data
  • Performing of adhoc related duties as required

Requirements include: 

  • A relevant post-school qualification
  • At least 5 years of working experience in a related field and/or similar
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Sound computational, organisational, planning and administrative skills
  • Flexibility, patience and willingness to go the extra mile
  • Strong personal accountability and commitment
  • Enthusiasm to work in a culturally diverse organisation
  • Experience in Accpac and/or Sage ERP
  • Excellent financial report writing skills
  • Ability to take on new work and adapt as the position grows
  • All candidates must be legally able to work in South Africa

Recommendations: Familiarity with a university environment

Commencement of duties: 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Enquiries: Ms Deborah Wilsnagh, tel. 021-7879341 or [email protected]

For more information on AIMS please visit http://www.aims.ac.za

Prospective candidates must submit a detailed CV, together with the names of at least two referees and a covering letter motivating their application to: The Finance and HR Manager, AIMS South Africa, 6 Melrose Road, Muizenberg, 7945, or electronically to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. AIMS South Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment, to re-advertise or to extend the deadline for applications.

AIMS 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

Application Deadline: 20th July, 2018

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