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Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct by Wits University aims to create world-class African digital entrepreneurs through enterprise and digital skills development.  As a digital innovation ecosystem, we collaborate with academia, corporates and government to grow the digital economy by developing a pipeline of employable and entrepreneurial digital skills.

This role is intended to provide financial oversight and support to the CEO and Senior Management Team. The incumbent is expected to bring a keen eye to developing systems and processes to ensure best practice in budgeting, financial policies and forecasting across the organisation. The ideal candidate should thrive in a competitive, performance driven culture aligned to the vision of Tshimologong Precinct. The candidate should have a proven track record at overcoming challenges, documenting achievements, and quantifying results. 



  • Prepare the organisations annual, including departmental budgets as well as quarterly variances
  • Prepare monthly management accounts for the senior management team, financial accounts for board meetings and annual financial accounts for auditing purposes
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date financial records and ensuring that income is maximised
  • Prepare and monitoring cash-flow forecast
  • Prepare and maintain budgets for the organisation
  • Advise on the preparation of project and business unit budgets
  • Overall responsibility for the effective and efficient running of finance of the organisation
  • Review and develop effective internal controls
  • Ensure tax compliance with SARS
  • Provide financial modelling expertise to project development and due diligence


  • Reconcile and balance all accounts
  • Draw up financial statements (Trial Balance, Income Statement, Balance Sheet)
  • Collate and analyse account data and generate financial reports
  • Track and maintain inventory records
  • Maintain internal control systems
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Prepare payments and bank deposits
  • Prepare and process payroll
  • Comply with relevant reporting requirements
  • Calculate and prepare tax payments


  • At least five years experience in finance management 
  • Relevant accountancy qualifications or appropriate experience
  • Experience in staff management
  • Team player and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate interest in income generation and securing funding
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Dynamic approach to work with efficient work methods
  • Organised, methodical and logical thinker
  • Demonstrate ability to manage complex issues and work under pressure
  • Clear understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities
  • A strong commitment to the aims and objectives Tshimologong Precinct


Send your CV, including 3 references and a cover letter to no later than 15th October 2021. Successful candidates will be interviewed to start on 01 November 2021, or as soon as possible.

Your cover letter should include:

  • Why are you interested in the position?
  • The experience and skills you have to fulfil the position
  • Do you engage in activities within or outside your work that goes beyond your core finance function? If so, please share.
  • What inspires you?