Accounting and Financial Management - Academic

Listing reference: manco_000354
Listing status: Online
Apply by: 27 March 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Education and Training
Location: Durban
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
EE position: No
MANCOSA, a DHET registered and CHE accredited private Higher Education distance provider, offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications CORE PURPOSE: 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.
Job description


  • The successful candidate will be appointed to offer their Accounting expertise to ensure overall academic delivery of the Accounting programmes
  • Conduct 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 (where relevant), including on-line and web-based materials.
  • Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
  • Designing, setting, marking, grading assessments, and giving students feedback on assessments.
  • 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 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 programmes to ensure alignment to industry norms and identify areas for 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 students as required.

Minimum requirements


Preferred Requirements
  • Affiliation to Professional Body relating to Finance, Accounting and or Risk Management

Minimum Requirements
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant discipline


  • Advanced 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
  • 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 high levels of ethics and confidentiality

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