Bursar - Teofilo Kisanji University (TEKU)

Teofilo Kisanji University (TEKU) is owned by The Moravian Church in Tanzania. It is fully registered under The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), a body which regulates the activities of all Universities in Tanzania. TEKU is a rapid expanding University and would like to recruit the following members of staff:

1. Bursar (1 Post)
Reports to: The Deputy Vice Chancellor Planning,
Finance and Administration (DVCPFA)

Education Qualifications:
Holder of Advanced Diploma or University degree in Accountancy from a recognized Institution, plus CPA(T)/ACCA/ACA or CIMA with working experience of at least ten (10) years in a similar position in a reputable organization plus ICT skills and has been registered with NBAA as Authorized! Certified Auditor. An applicant with the knowledge of accounting software (SAGE ACCPACK ERP) will add value.

Other Qualifications:
i. A person of high integrity.
ii. Ability to plan, organize and supervise.
iii. Self-motivated and ability to work efficiently and effectively even under pressure.
iv. Excellent communication skills in both Kiswahili and English.
v. Ability to work with a range of stakeholders.
vi. Ability to deliver accurate and high quality output timely.

Duties and Responsibilities:
i. Heads the Accounting and Finance department.
ii. Ensures that financial procedures throughout University departments comply with accounting standards and that the limits of authority on financial matters are adhered.
iii. Maintains and checks the accuracy of accounting records throughout the University and the observance of standard practices and procedures.
iv. Carries out both regular and random investigations of departmental accounts both academic and administrative.
v. Verifies University income from source to bank and ensures that expenditure is properly incurred according to approved policy and efficiently charged to relevant heads.
vi. Evaluates internal controls to ensure that accounting systems provide adequate, timely and accurate information, protection against loss through negligence, dishonesty or otherwise.
vii. Makes recommendations to the relevant authority about checks and changes in the accounting systems and controls and adequacy of security arrangements within the systems used by the Finance Department, particularly within computerized systems.
viii. Authorizes changes from time to time in passwords governing access to computerized systems within the Finance Department.
ix. Checks that Heads of Department maintains inventory of furniture, equipment, and other moveable assets in accordance with University policy.
x.Provides information and advice to budget holders to facilitate the most efficient use of the University's financial resources -,
xi. Advises the Management on the need to update or otherwise change of manuals of financial policies, regulations and procedures.
xii. Builds up an effective liaison with external auditors.
xiii. Reports immediately any suspected occurrence of dishonesty to the Management.
xiv. Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by one's reporting officer.


Interested candidates should forward their applications in confidence to:

The Vice Chancellor,
Teofilo Kisanji University,
P.O. Box 1104,

Applications should be accompanied with current curriculum vitae (CV), and copies of relevant academic certificates, testimonials and transcripts, not later than 10th June, 2016.

NB: The costs for interview will be met by the applicant him/herself.
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