University Bursar Job Vacancies – Soroti University

Job Title: University Bursar
Soroti University
Duty Station:
Salary Scale:
About US:
Soroti University,
is a public multi-campus university in Uganda. It is one of the nine public
universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country
Job Summary:   To provide technical leadership and guidance
in the management of University financial resources in accordance with the
Public Finance Management Act and University Financial Policy and Procedures

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Carries out financial planning, prepares and controls the University budget
·       Oversees the management of the University incomes, expenditures and stores through institution of clear policies and internal controls
·       Develops resource mobilization strategies, mobilizes resources and manages financial donations and grants to the University in liaison with the institutional growth and development unit
·       Maintains a sound financial accounting system, record keeping and internal controls for the University
·       Advises the University Council and Senior Management on sound financial management policies, rules and procedures
·       Manages the reconciliation of books of accounts and the production and presentation of the University final accounts to the relevant authorities
·       Advises the Accounting Officer in answering audit queries and mandatory inquiries whenever necessary
·        Plans, supervises and evaluates the performance of staff in the department
·       Enforces adherence to financial policies, regulations and professional practices in all financial and accounting transactions.
·       University financial plans timely prepared and budgets effectively controlled
·       University’s income, expenditure and stores well managed
·       Resources’ mobilization strategies developed, resources mobilized and financial donations and grants managed
·       University Council and Senior Management advised on sound financial and management policies, rules and procedures
·       Books of accounts reconciled and final accounts prepared and presented to relevant authorities in a timely manner
·       Audit queries properly answered/responded to
·       Staff in the department supervised and evaluated

·       Financial policies, regulations and best practices adhered to.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s
Degree in any of the following from a recognized Institution; Business
Administration with Accounting or Finance option, Science in Finance or
Accounting, Commerce (Finance or Accounting), Management Science (Finance or
·       Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce
(Accounting or Finance) OR BBA (Accounting or Finance) OR BSc (Accounting or
Finance) from a recognized Institution.
·       A holder of full Professional Accounting
qualification such as ACCA, CPA, ACIS and CPE from a recognized institution and
accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.
·       A full Member of a recognized Professional
Accounting Body.
·       Experience of not less than Eight (8) years
at senior financial management position in a reputable University or other
reputable organization.
·       Demonstrated ability to communicate
effectively, network and advise effectively both at individual and team level,
and solve problems.
·       Visionary leadership, enterprising and
innovativeness with commitment to institutional growth and development, concern
for quality, standards, ethics and integrity
·       Self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible
enough in addressing different situations and handling individual student’s
·       Demonstrated capacity in financial
management, budgeting and accountability.
How to Apply:
All Interested
candidates send a letter of application together with an up-to-date Curriculum vitae,
a copy of the National identity card or passport biodata page, certified copies
of academic and professional qualification should be addressed to the Office of
the University Secretary, Soroti University, P.O. Box 211, Soroti, Uganda. All applications
should be accompanied by two letters of reference, one of which should be from
current or previous employer.
Applications can be
delivered either by e-mail or by post/courier or hand delivered.
E-mail applications
should be addressed to in one (1) PDF file.
·       1) All applicants who have already submitted
their applications need not re-apply as their applications will be considered
together with the new ones.
·       Only shortlisted applicants will be
·       Soroti University is an equal opportunity
employer. We encourage women and people with disabilities to apply for these
Deadline: 5th June 2020
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