Clinical Training Grant (1 Post)

September 9, 2021
R0 - R0

Job Description

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Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) offers professional health sciences training and education in a range of fields through excellence in teaching, learning, innovative research and community engagement. SMU is situated in Ga- Rankuwa (North of Pretoria) and the following position(s) is/are currently available:

Accountant: Clinical Training Grant (1 Post) (2 year Fixed Term Contract) Ref: 59/2021/MJM/CTG/P9

The incumbent will be responsible for DHET Clinical Training Grant financial administration and support to the line manager and other sub-sections as delegated and managed by the line manager for the purpose of the DHET Grant. The incumbent will be reporting to the DHET CTG Chairperson and the ED: Finance and will furthermore meet the requirements and competencies, and be responsible for the key performance areas listed below.


 A three-year financial accounting degree or equivalent
 At least three (3) years’ relevant experience working in financial accounting and/or management accounting
 Experience and knowledge of the Integrated Tertiary Software (ITS) will be a strong recommendation
 Valid driver’s license


 Sound accounting skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
 Computer literacy (MS Office, Excel, Presentation, email, internet)
 Advanced Excel spreadsheet skills
 Personal integrity, reliability and confidentiality
 Ability to work under minimal supervision
 Ability to handle multiple tasks and enquiries professionally and confidentiality
 Ability to function within various teams
 Effective interpersonal and communication skills
 Good presentation skills
 Decision-making and problem solving skills

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 Technical/ professional knowledge and skill
 Client/student service orientation

Key Performance Areas

 Ensure that funds approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) are correctly allocated to the different earmarked grants
 Assist the Finance Manager in managing cash flows and compiling financial reports (including deferred revenue and interest calculation) related to each of the earmarked grants for relevant committees and decision-making
 Ensure reconciliation of expenditure against the approved budgets on the earmarked grants on a regular basis
 Assist the Development Grants Office in managing financial processes in relation to the earmarked grants received by the University in line with DHET approved allocations and policy guidelines
 Maintain and record all financial documentation related to the earmarked grants
 Process all income and expenditure associated with earmarked grants, ensure accurate allocation to cost centres, authorisation, and transaction management
 Prepare monthly reports for discussion with the Project Managers
 Respond to grants audit related matters
 Assist the Finance Manager in preparing for external audits and providing all the necessary financial data for review
 Undertake any other relevant accounting/administrative duties delegated by the line manager
 Contribute to the overall development of SMU, and actively promote institutional culture
 Any other duties assigned by the Line Manager

Closing date:

22 September 2021

Applications from the employment agencies will not be considered.

Typed applications (quoting the reference number) which should contain comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of Mr MJ Mopai, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or by e-mail at
The applications may also be posted OR hand delivered to (placing in an application box):

Human Resources Department, 5th Floor, Clinical Pathology building, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Molotlegi street, Ga-Rankuwa, OR Human Resources Department, P.O Box, 68, MEDUNSA, 0204
It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521 3624.

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.