Permanent Support Staff
MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt)
Health and Population Division, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand
The Health & Population Division wishes to employ a part-time (75%) Accounts Assistant who will be based in the School of Public Health at Wits University. The Division hosts the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) rural field site in Mpumalanga Province with a health and socio-demographic surveillance system (HDSS). The Unit supports a range of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, collaborating with scientists from European, North American, African and Asian institutions; serves as a satellite secretariat of the INDEPTH Network concentrated in Africa and Asia; and is committed to research training particularly at doctoral level. The successful candidate will join a talented, diverse and hard-working team.
The Accounts Assistant will assist the Unit Accountant with the following:
processing of journals, invoices, etc; reconciliations of the IMPREST account, petty cash account and fleet card account; checking of purchase orders and invoices; maintaining the asset register; and updating of expenditure reports for grants.
The successful candidate requires the following:
previous bookkeeping experience,
must be accurate, meticulous and reliable,
excellent communication and time-management skills,
good Excel skills,
University and Oracle experience preferable.
Dependent on qualifications, experience and level of appointment. Total cost-to-company package includes Provident Fund, Medical Aid, generous leave and thirteenth cheque subject to the University’s conditions of employment.
Please attach a letter of motivation describing your suitability for the position, detailed CV with names, addresses and contact numbers of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses), and certified copies of degrees/diplomas and identity document via i-Recruitment https://irec.wits.ac.za
Closing date: 30 April 2012