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University Bursar Employment Opportunity - Makerere University (MUK)


Job Title:         University Bursar
Organization: Makerere University (MUK)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Vice-Chancellor

About MUK:
Makerere University is the oldest and premier University in Uganda which strives to becoming the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.

Job Summary:  The University Bursar provides leadership to the Directorate of Finance Planning and Investment; and shall be responsible for the Financial Administration, Investment and Planning of the University and shall maintain the Accounts in a form determined by the University.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Financial Administration, Planning and Budgeting.
  • Overseeing management of Income, Expenditure, Stores and Assets of the University.
  • Setting Budget priorities and Assessing Budgeting Proposals for their coherence with the Strategic Goals of the University.
  • Developing and maintaining University cash flow forecasts.
  • Maintaining sound Financial Accounting System, Records Keeping and Internal Controls.
  • Tasked with the coordination with External Auditors and enabling the External Audit process.
  • Promoting financial communication among Units of the University.
  • Effectively coordinating the implementation of Donor Funded Projects.
  • Providing guidance to the Strategic Planning and Development of the University.
  • The University Bursar is tasked with initiating and coordinating the preparation and production of Long and Short Term Corporate Plans.
  • Overseeing, reviewing and coordinating the implementation of the overall Investment Strategy of the University.
  • Providing a Monitoring and Measurement Program which will permit evaluation of the performance of the Investment, Planning and Financial Managers.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

Key Result Areas:
  • Leadership in Financial Administration, Planning, Investment and Budgeting provided.
  • Sound management of a system of Income, Expenditure, Stores and Assets in use provided.
  • Budget priorities and Proposals clearly developed in line with Strategic Goals of the University.
  • Financial Accounting System maintained, Records kept and Internal Controls put in place.
  • Annual Budget and Work Plans prepared and promptly submitted.
  • Updated Books of Accounts maintained and periodic Financial Statements or Reports prepared, analyzed and timely submitted.
  • Effective Financial communication amongst Units of the University promoted.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation mechanisms for the performance of the University Investments developed and implemented.
  • Donor Funded Projects effectively coordinated and monitored.
  • The Overall University Investment Strategy reviewed and effectively implemented.
  • Strategic and Development plans developed and implemented.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or BSc Finance/Accounting;
  • Masters Degree in any of the following:
                     MBA (Accounting/Finance Option);
                     MSc Finance;
                     MSc. Accounting;
                     MA Accounting;
  • Full Professional Accounting Certificate ACCA or CPA. (All the above requirements 1 - 3 must be from a recognized Institution).
  • Must be a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant working experience, five of which must have been at Senior Managerial level in Large Reputable Organization;
  • Senior Managerial experience relevant to Finance, Strategic Planning and Investment.
  • Evidence of Team Leadership including team building and individual professional development;
  • The University Bursar should have proven experience of formulating and implementing Strategic Plans that reflect and support organizational needs.
  • Advanced IT and Numeracy skills;
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills with proven ability to build productive relationship with Senior Management Employees and External Stakeholders;
  • A commitment to, and experience of working to achieve the highest possible standards in the context of new developments in large organizations.

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send apply online at the link below. Applicants for this position should ensure that their referees have submitted reference letters on employdiv@hrd.mak.ac.ug


Deadline: 18th June 2018

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