Job Vacancy For Director of Finance

The Position / Function

The Director of Finance shall be:

• The Chief Accounting Officer of the University and the Chief Financial Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor
• Responsible for the implementation of policies relating to Accounting and Financial controls in the University
• Responsible for corporate planning with respect to budgeting and budgetary control and long-term strategic planning with regard to all the finances of the University
• The liaison officer between the Ministress, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in respect of financial matters affecting the University
• Responsible for the preparation and consolidation of final accounts and commenting on management reports for external auditors
• Responsible for the of the annual operating budget of the university and shall present same through the Vice-Chanellor to approval.
• Required to submit quarterly reports the Governing council, on the status of plans and projections necessary for the preparation of budget for succeeding years
• Responsible for ensuring on behalf of council, that proper record are kept of all university property, assets, stocks and valuables in a register
• Responsible for and receive monies due the University and make authorized payments on behalf of the university
• Required to exercise oversight responsibility for the accounting functions of other self-accounting and income generating units of the university
• Required to perform any other official functions assigned by the Vice-Chancellor of the University

Terms of Appointment

• The Director of Finance shall hold office for an initial term of 4 years. The appointment may be renewed upon application for another term only or part thereof if that is not beyond the statutory retirement age of 60 years
• The terms and conditions of the appointment shall be determined by the Governing Council of the University consistent with the Technical Universities Act 2016 (Act 922), as amended and statutes of Sunyani Technical University
• The salary and conditions of service attached to this position are very attractive and are comparable to those in analogous universities in Ghana

Qualification Required & Experience

He/She must:

• Be a Chartered Accountant and hold a master's degree in the relevant field
• Have at least 12 years post-professional accountancy work experience in a tertiary institution. Industry or any relevant public service or corporate organisation
• Have served, at least, as a Deputy Director of Finance in a university or comparable grade in a similar institution/organisation for at least 6 years
• Be of good character and demonstrate personal integrity to implement and administratively manage all activities related to the Finance Directorate
• Be able to provide advice to the Vice-Chancellor on all financial matters affecting the University
• Have extensive knowledge of the university's financial policies, procedures, control and processes and best accounting and financial practices
• Have experience with a University's financial policies, procedures, control and processes and best accounting and financial practices
• Have experience with a University's Accounting and Financial software and records management in a manner that is consistent with the University mission and objectives
• Have wide experience in compliance with finance, accounting and tax regulations, preferably in a university environment
• Be able translate financial concepts and effectively collaborate with programmatic and fundaising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
• Be able to effectively communicate with students, staff and external agencies
• Be able to provide clear, practical and accurate advice to staff at all levels in the finance directorate on financial procedures and requirements
• Be able to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines

Location: Sunyani

How To Apply For The Job

• Applicants are to submit 6 copies of their application letter attached to their curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of 3 referees, as well as a short statement of not than 4 pages (Times New Roman Size 12 and 1.5Line spacing) outlining their vision and strategies for implementation
• Applications must be hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to the registered postal mail to reach the address below (as applicable):

The Chairman
Search Committee For Director of Finance
c/o Office of The Registrar
Sunyani Technical University
P.O.Box 206

Closing Date: 15 April, 2024