University Bursar Employment Opportunity – Makerere University (MUK)

Organization: Makerere
University (MUK)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
(Accounting/Finance Option);
  • Full Professional Accounting Certificate
    ACCA or CPA. (All the above requirements 1 – 3 must be from a recognized
  • 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
Deadline: 18th June 2018
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