Assistant Bursar

at Soroti University
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 25, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

ASSISTANT BURSAR (ACCOUNTS) (2 VACANCIES)
Salary Scale: (M6.2)
Responsible to: Deputy Bursar
Responsible for: Accounts Assistants
Age of Applicant: (35-50 years)
Tenure: Permanent

Purpose of the Job
To provide technical support to the University Bursar in the management of the financial transactions of the University including expenditure accounts and accountabilities in
accordance with Public Finance Management Act 2015 and University’s Financial Policy and Procedures Manual 2017.

KEY FUNCTIONS
1) Keeps and maintains an updated register of all bank accounts operated by the University
2) Supervises the capture of all accounting information in the relevant books of accounts, databank and back-up to protect it from loss or destruction

3) Prepares schedules of payables and receivables accountability documents for resources advanced to individuals, schools, departments and units
4) Participates in financial planning, budget preparation, monitoring and control
5) Participates in the review and updating of financial accounting system, record
keeping and internal controls of the University
6) Verifies, certifies and endorses financial transactions and expenditures of the University
7) Provides technical support and guidance to Schools/Faculty managers on financial matters
8) Prepares and submits annual and monthly financial statements and reports to the University Bursar
9) Drafts responses to audit queries relating to the University financial transactions and submits to the University Bursar
10)Plans, supervises and evaluates the performance of subordinate staff in the department.
KEY RESULT AREAS
1) Register of all bank accounts operated by the University updated and maintained
2) All accounting information captured in the relevant books of accounts, databank and backed-up
3) Schedules of payables and receivables prepared and staff advances accounted for
4) Financial planning, budget preparation, monitoring and control carried out
5) Financial accounting system, record keeping and internal controls of the University reviewed and updated
6) Financial transactions and expenditures of the University verified, certified and endorsed
7) Technical support and guidance provided to vote controllers
8) Financial statements and reports prepared and submitted to the University Bursar
9) Responses to audit queries drafted and submitted to the University Bursar
10)Subordinate staff in the department supervised and appraised

Skills

Demonstrated ability of planning, organizing and coordinating, communicating
effectively, networking and advising effectively, solving financial problems as well as following and enforcing standards
Demonstrated self-motivation, concern for quality, ethical standards, enthusiastic and flexible enough in addressing different situations and handling individual cases/concerns
Demonstrated capacity in financial management, stores management, budgeting and accountability.

Experience Requirements

Experience of not less than five (5) years, three of which must have been served at a level of an Accountant or Finance Officer in a reputable Institution or organisation.

Education Requirements

Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in any of the following from a recognised Institution;
i. Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting or Finance)
ii. BBA (Accounting or Finance)
iii. BSc (Accounting or Finance)
A Holder of full Professional Accounting qualification such as ACCA, CPA from a
recognized institution and accredited by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.
A full Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

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