Bursar

The Women’s University in Africa (WUA) is a private institution that was established in 2002 and granted a Charter by the Government of Zimbabwe in 2004.

The Council of WUA invites applications for the position of Bursar. The Bursar is the Accountant of the University in terms of the WUA Charter [Chapter 25:08]. The Bursar will report to the Pro Vice Chancellor Finance, Operations, Business Development and Planning.

1.0 PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal candidate should:

  • be an accountant in good standing, registered as a Public Accountant with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB), and a holder of a valid Practicing Certificate for a period of not less than ten years.

 

  • hold an Accounting Degree, a professional qualification in accounting such as CIS, ACCA, CIMA, and an MBA from a reputable University.

 

  • be an accomplished Higher Education administrator with at least 10 years working experience at the level of Deputy Bursar; with a track record of sound financial management, cash flow planning, budgeting and budgetary control.

 

  • have proven management capacity, including knowledge of accounting procedures and practices as guided by the International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

 

  • be computer literate, with a heavy flair of MS Excel.

 

  • have solid time management competencies with an ability to prioritize work.

 

  • be in possession of a Tax Practicing Certificate, as an added advantage

 

  • have proven work experience as a University Bursar as an added advantage.

 

  • have taught Finance courses at University level as an added advantage.

 

2.0 RESPONSIBILITIES

The Bursar shall:

  • develop and execute an integrated Finance and Operations strategy in an inclusive manner.
  • renew the Finance and Operations strategy consistent with ethical internal and external environmental demands.
  • lead responsibility centre budgeting across the University.
  • exercise professional superintendence over all the accounting staff of the University.
  • be responsible for the preparation of the accounts of the University in accordance with the University Charter and professional standards.

 

  • receive, on behalf of the University Council, grants, subventions, revenues, gifts payable/donated to the University and his/her receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same.

 

  • be responsible for the safe custody and proper disposition of all University funds and assets.

 

  • maintain proper and adequate records of income and expenditure, assets and liabilities.

 

  • provide integrated Finance and Operations reports as stipulated.

 

  • not honour verbal directives for release or disposition of the University assets.

 

  • release funds to facilitate smooth execution of University operations and account for such release.

 

3.0 REMUNERATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

 

The University offers:

 

3.1 Highly attractive and competitive remuneration package in accordance with the University Terms and Conditions of Service.

 

3.2 Medical Aid, and Pension benefits.

 

3.3 A five (5) year performance-related renewable contract.

 

 The full details of the conditions of service will be disclosed to the shortlisted candidates.

 

Candidates who do not have the stipulated requirements need not apply.

 

 

  • EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

 

Interested and qualified persons should submit six (6) sets of the application consisting of the application letter, certified educational and professional certificates, Curriculum Vitae, contact telephone numbers and names and contact details of at least three (3) referees. All envelopes should clearly indicate the post being applied for.

 

Applications should be received not later than 29 January 2021and be addressed to:

 

 

Postal Address

 

The Registrar

Women’s University in Africa

P O Box GD 32

Greendale

 Harare

Zimbabwe

 

Or Hand Deliver to

 

The Registrar

Women’s University in Africa

549 Arcturus Road

Manresa Park

Greendale

 Harare

Zimbabwe

 

For any enquiries please contact the University Registrar on the following telephone numbers, +263-242-459601, 08611376897

 

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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