Jobs – University Bursar at Makerere University

Job Title:   University Bursar

Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics. The College soon began offering various other courses in Medical Care, Agriculture , Veterinary Sciences and Teacher Training. It expanded over the years to become a Center for Higher Education in East Africa in 1935. In 1937, the College started developing into an institution of higher education, offering post-school certificate courses. In 1949, it became a University College affiliated to the University College of London, offering courses leading to the general degrees of its then mother institution.

Job Summary: The University Bursar will head the Finance Department and charged with responsibilities as provided for under Section 36 (1), (2) and (3) of the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions, Act 2001.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Financial planning and budget control for the University.
  • Overseeing management of income, expenditure, stores and assets of the University.
  • General management and administration of staff in the Finance Department.
  • Maintenance of sound financial accounting system, records keeping and internal controls.
  • Coordinate with external auditors and enable them to conduct audit.
  • Promote effective communication on financial/accounting matters among Units of the University.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Good Financial Management and control practices.
  • Optimum utilization and safeguard of University assets and resources.
  • Sustainable revenue mobilization, collection and expenditure controls.
  • Career advancement of staff in the Finance Department.
  • Financial reporting in accordance with Public Finance Act & Accountabilities. International reporting requirements.
  • Statutory audit completed and Auditor’s reports issued.
  • Effective communication characterized by timely response to financial information needs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Bursar should possess at least 10 (ten) years experience in a reputable Organization five (5) of which must have been at Senior Managerial Level.
  • The applicant should possess a basic Degree preferably B.Com/BBA (Accounting/Finance) or its equivalent.
  • Advanced Degree preferably MBA (Accounting/Finance)
  • Full professional accounting such as ACCA or CPA Certificate or equivalent.
  • Must be a member of a Professional Body

Age: Less than 55 years

How to Apply for the job:

All applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the vacancies above. Please submit your application, Curriculum Vitae, Certificates and Transcripts (3 copies each set) giving full details of applicants’ education, qualifications, work experience, present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal addresses. Applicants should make sure that at least two referees have forwarded references concerning their application by the closing date.

Applications should be delivered to the Appointments Board Office, Room 406, Top Floor, Main Building, Makerere University, and addressed to:

The Director

Human Resources

P.O. Box 7062

Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 10th September 2014

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