Chief Finance Officer job opportunity at Uganda Martyrs University

Chief Finance Officer job opportunity at Uganda Martyrs University

Job Title:  Chief Finance Officer

Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a faith-based private university established in 1993, and owned by the Uganda Episcopal Conference. UMU received a civil University Charter in 2005 from government, to legitimize its existence and autonomy. UMU offers full-time, weekend/part time, and distance-learning courses. Students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and countries like Uganda, the rest of Africa and world-wide.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be in charge of and supervise personnel who may be deployed in the Finance Department.
  • Tender considered advice to the Management Committee and the Governing Council on all matters concerning University Finances.
  • Prepare an annual budget of income and expenditure for approval by the Finance Committee and Council.
  • Manage the University cash flows including funds for Donor projects.
  • Collect and account for all dues of the University including fees, sales and other payments.
  • Keep accurate records of monies due to the University from rents, fundraising, donations, subsidies, legacies, grants, professional services, investments, endowments, fees etc
  • Disburse University funds against approved vouchers. Keep correct and accurate records of all assets and property (movable and immovable) of the University.
  • Support in management of University business and attend meetings as may be lawfully required by Management.
  • Keep the schedule of Insurance Policies and pay premium when due.
  • Advise the University in its Investment Ventures.
  • Perform any other duties that are relevant to the Finance Office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s Degree in Finance and Accounting or Commerce
  • Professional ACCA or CPA and preferably a member of ICPAU. Any other relevant Professional qualifications are added advantage.
  • The candidate should have worked at least five years in a reputable Organization, at any of the following positions: Senior Accountant, Financial Controller, or Bursar
  • The candidate should be capable of using spreadsheets and database management systems.
  • Possess the ability to command respect and capable of working with a team.
  • Highly Self motivated, team player and ready to work long hours

Age:  Between 40 and 50 years

How to Apply for the job:

All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their handwritten application letters,

Updated CVs and photocopies of their academic documents together with letters from two referees to:

Director, Human Resources

Uganda Martyrs University

P.O. Box 5498 Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 15th November, 2014

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