ACADEMIC: Accounting and Financial Management and Taxation

Listing reference: manco_000415
Listing status: Under Review
Apply by: 24 February 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Others: Education and Training
Location: Durban
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
EE position: Yes
MANCOSA, a DHET registered and CHE accredited private higher education distance education provider, offering undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications, has the following vacancy available: ACADEMIC: Accounting and Financial Management and Taxation – Durban
Job description

To provide Academic Leadership, Strategic insights of the sector and overall Programme quality Management across a range of Undergraduate/Postgraduate education programmes. This position focuses on Accounting and Finance and Taxation.

Minimum requirements

The successful candidate will be appointed to offer their Accounting and Taxation expertise to ensure overall academic delivery of the Accounting programmes
  • Conduct lectures Online webinars and Face-to-Face lectures (when required)
  • Responsible for design, development and maintenance of teaching and learning material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area material (where relevant), including on-line and web-based materials.
  • Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
  • Designing assessments, setting, marking, and grading assessments, and giving students feedback are all parts of assessment preparation.
  • Ongoing research and analysis to identify required updates and additions to the programme curriculum
  • Provide information to assist with the implementation and maintenance of accreditation with various quality assurance bodies and professional bodies
  • A combination of analysis and reporting as well as hands-on application in order to ensure alignment to industry standards and academic relevance
  • Conduct reviews and updates of all Accounting and Finance and Taxation programmes to ensure alignment to industry norms and identify areas where current provision needs revision or improvement.
  • Ensure programmes remain relevant to both local and international industry expectations and the quality of student experience is highly rewarding
  • Review and manage student academic performance
  • Promote multi-stakeholder engagement towards programme advancement
  • Advocate for, promote, and advance the institution's Accounting education offerings to industry.
  • Provide academic support, consultation, and guidance to required

Preferred Requirements
  • Affiliation to Professional Body relating to Finance, Accounting, Taxation and or Risk Management
Minimum Requirements
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant discipline



  • Advance computer literacy
  • At least 3 years’ lecturing experience in a similar higher education role at a tertiary institution
  • 3 years’ experience in industry
  • Demonstrate research engagement over the last 3 years
  • Commercial or industrial related experience (minimum 3 year)
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking towards teaching and learning skills


  • Candidates must be familiar with higher, distance and online education.
  • Demonstrated capability to lecture, conduct webinars at tertiary level in an effective manner in the core courses stipulated at the highest academic level.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of curriculum areas being taught at the highest academic level.
  • Demonstrated capacity to design set and evaluate assessments at the appropriate level for the relevant modules.
  • Ongoing communication and feedback to students, team members and programme manager.
  • High level of communication skills in verbal, written and electronic modes.
  • Proven high-level administrative abilities.
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop teaching and/or research programmes and the provision of learning support.
  • Use a range of delivery techniques.
  • Candidates must display familiarity with the use of learning management systems.
  • Candidates must have a working knowledge of the South African Higher Education Regulatory Framework.
  • Curriculum and Programme content research, instructional design and development for online learning, and internal moderation.
  • Assessment design, development, moderation and implementation.
  • Student support and relationship management, effective and disciplined self-management, problem solving and creativity, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities.
  • Candidates are expected to comply with pre-determined periods and deadlines.
  • Candidates must present themselves confidently, and demonstrate professionalism.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet and Email)
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Possess a high level of ethics and confidentiality

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