Director of Finance Career Job – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Job Title:   Director of Finance
Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
Reports to:  Deputy Vice Chancellor – Development and
External Relations (DER)
About UCU:
Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological
College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College
trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The
local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono.
International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The
Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the
College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s,
the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the
higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as well.
Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary: The Director
of Finance will take charge of the Accounts team and all the University’s and
Constituent Colleges’ Finances.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Prepare and submit weekly financial reports, and
bi-monthly and annual Financial Management Reports for the Vice Chancellor;
Oversight and training of all staff in the
Directorate of Finance;
Management of all University accounts and preparing
quarterly and annual reports for the Finance Board and the Council;
Ensure the timely preparation of the Annual Accounts
Report for the External Auditors, to have them approved by the Finance board
and the University Council;
Work in liaison with the Vice Chancellor to prepare
the annual Business Plan and attendant Budgets for UCU and the Constituent
Guiding the UCU Administration on financial matters;
Regular review and update of the Financial Manual,
and adherence to the Manual;
Maintain an up-to-date Fixed Assets Register;
Reviewing Management Accounts and explaining them to
Management and the
Finance Board;
Keenly review and address all Audit Report
Apply with dexterity the signature mandates to all
University Bank Accounts and other financial documents and personally be
responsible for their reconciliation;
Supervising the Bursar(s) of Constituent
Perform any other official duties as assigned by the
Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance & Administration.
Qualifications, Skills and
The Director of Finance must hold professional
qualification in the field of Accounting such as ACCA/CPA;
The applicant should also be in possession of a Master’s
degree in Business/Accounting or in a related field from a recognized
institution of higher learning;
A minimum of seven years’ experience at a senior
level in a similar organization/institution,
Working knowledge of Government/other Regulatory
Laws, Policies and Procedures both Local and International regarding
institutional financial management;
Demonstrated ability to handle Donor funds,
requirements and meeting the agreed Standards;
Excellent analytical and leadership skills
Highly proficient in using personal computer applications,
such as Excel, Pastel;
Accounting and/or similar software with ability to
integrate such system
Ability to motivate the team of people s/he will
Possess the ability to manage tight deadlines and
foster a cooperative work environment
Excellent verbal and writing communication skills
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational
and administrative skills.
Excellent analytical skills.
Must be a committed and practicing Christian;
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly
demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three
references.( Academic, Leadership and Pastoral). Please remember to attach two
(2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and send
The Manager
Human Resource & Administration
Christian University,
P.O. Box 4,
Mukono. Uganda
Deadline: 20th November, 2015

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