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Financial Aid Officer

Employer
NMU
Location
South Africa Gqeberha, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, South Africa ZA, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Apr 19, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CORE PURPOSE OF JOB

To administer bursaries on behalf of Donors, communicating with students regarding bursary allocation and donor requests, and reporting to donors on the funding administered.

KEYPERFORMANCEAREAS
  • Administering funds from Internal and External Bursary donors
  • Representation on relevant university committees and interest groups (Orientation, Residences) and relevant donor committee/meetings
  • Liaise with outside organisations (accommodation facilities) and with relevant academic and other departments
  • Consultation with students & student bodies
  • Administering National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funds


CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Ability to interpret student accounts
  • Allocation of bursary funding on the ITS system
  • Competent with spreadsheets and data analysis
  • Report writing and problem solving
  • A sound knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • A good understanding of Finance principles/values (honesty, integrity, etc.)
  • Reasonable understanding of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills

REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 with accounting as a subject with 2-5 years' experience.

Finance related qualification will be an added advantage.

ADDITIONALINFORMATION

No applicant would be allowed to apply and/or would be accepted after the closing date (Friday, 03 May 2024).

Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.

Applications must be accompanied by a cover page on which applicants explain how they meet the requirements of the post.

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