2 Assistant Bursar (Accounts) Job Vacancies – Soroti University  

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Organisation:
Soroti University
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 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 Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Keeps and maintains an updated register of
all bank accounts operated by the University
·       Supervises the capture of all accounting
information in the relevant books of accounts, databank and back-up to protect
it from loss or destruction
·       Prepares schedules of payables and
receivables accountability documents for resources advanced to individuals,
schools, departments and units
·       Participates in financial planning, budget
preparation, monitoring and control
·       Participates in the review and updating of
financial accounting system, record keeping and internal controls of the
University
·       Verifies, certifies and endorses financial
transactions and expenditures of the University
·       Provides technical support and guidance to
Schools/Faculty managers on financial matters
·       Prepares and submits annual and monthly
financial statements and reports to the University Bursar
·       Drafts responses to audit queries relating to
the University financial transactions and submits to the University Bursar
·       Plans, supervises and evaluates the
performance of subordinate staff in the department.
·       Register of all bank accounts operated by the
University updated and maintained
·       All accounting information captured in the
relevant books of accounts, databank and backed-up
·       Schedules of payables and receivables prepared
and staff advances accounted for
·       Financial planning, budget preparation,
monitoring and control carried out
·       Financial accounting system, record keeping
and internal controls of the University reviewed and updated
·       Financial transactions and expenditures of
the University verified, certified and endorsed
·       Technical support and guidance provided to
vote controllers
·       Financial statements and reports prepared and
submitted to the University Bursar
·       Responses to audit queries drafted and
submitted to the University Bursar
·       Subordinate staff in the department
supervised and appraised
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold  a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in any of the
following from a recognized Institution; Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting or
Finance), BBA (Accounting or Finance), 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)
·       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.
·       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.
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 us@sun.ac.ug 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
contacted.
·       Soroti University is an equal opportunity
employer. We encourage women and people with disabilities to apply for these
positions.

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