Job Vacancy For Director of Finance

The Governing Council of Sunyani Technical University announces the search for energetic resourceful and visionary persons the following position for Director of Finance


The Sunyani Technical University was converted from a Polytechnic to a Technical University by an Act of Parliament establishing Technical universities in Ghana. The University is mandated by the Technical universities Act, 2016 (Act 922) to provide Higher Education in Engineering. Science and Technology-based disciplines. Technical and vocational Education and Training. Applied Arts and related disciplines.

The University is a leading Technical University that offers high quality career-oriented programmes for national development

Job Title: Director of Finance

The Position/Job Description

•   The Director of Finance shall be The Chief Accounting Officer of the University and the Chef 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 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in respect of financial matters affecting the University.
•   Responsible for the preparation and consolidation of financial accounts and commenting on management reports for External Auditors.
•   Responsible for the preparation of the annual operating budget of the University and shall present same through the Vice Chancellor to the Council for approval.
•   Required to submit quarterly reports to 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 records are kept of all university property, assets, stocks and valuables in a register.
•   Responsible for and receive monies due the University and make authorised payments on behalf of the University.
•   Required to ensure that every facility of the University is made accessible to both internal and external auditors in the performance of their functions,
•   Required to exercise oversight responsibility for the accounting functions of other self- accounting and income-generating units of the University
•   Required to 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 four (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 sixty (60),
•   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 competitive with comparable positions in Ghana.

Qualification Required & Experience

The applicant must have the following attributes:

Academic Background, Professional Experience and Skills in Education Administration

•   Be a Chartered Accountant and hold master's degree in the relevant field.
•   Must have served, at least. a Deputy Director of Finance in university or comparable grade in a similar institution/organisation for at least six (6) years.
•   Be of good character and demonstrate personal integrity and administratively manage all activities related to tie Finance Directorate.
•   Be able to provide advice to the Vice Chancellor on ail financial matters affecting the University.
•   Have extensive knowledge Of universities' financial policies. procedures, control and processes and best accounting and finance practice
•   Have experience with a University's Accounting and Finances Software and records management in a manner that is consistent with the University's Mission and objectives.
•   Have wide experience in treasury management preferably in a University environment.
•   Must have extensive experience in compliance with finance, accounting and tax regulations, preferably in a university environment.
•   Be able to translate financial concepts and effectively collaborate with programmatic and fundraising 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.
•   Must be computer literate and conversant with accounting software applications.

General Business and Personal Skills

•   Be able to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

Location: Sunyani

How To Apply For The Job

Candidates are to submit six (6) copies each of their application letter attached to their Curriculum including names and addresses of three (3) referees

Applicants are to include a short statement of not more than four (4) pages (Times New Roman size 12 and 1.5 line spacing) outlining their vision and strategies for implementation.

Applications must be hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to the Registry of the University and signed for or submitted using a registered postal mad to reach the following addressees:

The Chairman
Search Committee for Director of Finance
C/O Office of the Registrar
Sunyani Technical University
P. O. Box 206

Closing Date: 31 July, 2019