University Bursar

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


Salary Scale: (M3)
Responsible to: University Secretary
Nature of the Job: Contract (5 Years) Renewable
Age of Applicant: (40 – 50 years)
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 Manual.

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


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
Self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible enough in addressing different situations and handling individual student’s cases/concerns
Demonstrated capacity in financial management, budgeting and accountability.

Experience Requirements

Experience of not less than Eight (8) years at senior financial management position in a reputable University or other reputable organization.

Education Requirements

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 Accounting)
Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance) OR BBA
(Accounting or Finance) OR BSc (Accounting or Finance) from a recognized

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