Vacancy for Senior Level Administrative Position: College Finance Officer

The University of Ghana, hereby, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the senior level administrative position listed below, to take effect from 1st August, 2019.



POSITION:                  College Finance Officer  

REPORTING TO:         Provost of a College



Job Role

1.    Without prejudice to the functions of the College Secretary, the College Finance Officer shall, under the Provost and subject to the direction of the Director of Finance, be responsible for:

  (a)  The maintenance of the finances of the College;

  (b)  Calling for and receiving moneys due to the College and making authorized payments on behalf of the College;

  (c)  The short, medium and long term financial planning of the College including the preparation of yearly budgets and financial plans;

  (d)  Preparing monthly consolidated income and expenditure returns for the College in the format required by Government for submission to the Director of Finance;

  (e)  Developing and producing relevant consolidated financial reports and statements for the consideration of the Provost and the College Academic Board;

  (f)   Ensuring that the College financial transactions are fully and accurately captured into the University’s Financial Management System in a timely manner;

  (g)  Ensuring that proper records of the property of the College are kept in the manner prescribed by the Financial Regulations and Governance;

  (h)  Monitoring and reconciling the financial data of the College in the University’s Financial Management System on a regular basis;

  (i)   Ensuring that the provisions of the University’s Financial Regulations and Governance are strictly adhered to and making suggestions for their review when deemed necessary;

  (j)   Setting targets, appraising performance and recommending suitable training for other employees of the College finance administration;

  (k)  Facilitating and assisting both internal and external auditors in the performance of their functions.

2.   The College Finance Officer shall be in attendance at meetings of the College Advisory Board and the College Academic Board.



3.   For the avoidance of doubt, the College Finance Officer shall be a member of the Finance Directorate of the University.



Qualifications

1. (a) The applicant shall be of the rank of at least a Principal Accountant or eligible for appointment as such.

      OR

    (b) Must have at least a good first degree in a relevant field plus a professional qualification in Accounting, with not less than 12 years of progressively responsible professional experience.



2.     A Master's Degree in a relevant field will be an advantage.



3.    In addition, the applicant must have:

(a)    considerable strategic, interpersonal and collegial skills that will enable him/her to function within the Higher Education Sector;

(b)    good business sense with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational issues in top-level management and administration;

(c)    High-level analytical skills and demonstrable evidence of competence and leadership.





TENURE

The person appointed College Finance Officer shall hold office for a period of four years and is eligible for re-appointment.



METHOD OF APPLICATION

An applicant is required to submit a complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, Accra, Ghana (Hardcopy) or registrar@ug.edu.gh (Soft Copy).



The application pack should contain the following:

i.    Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd.

ii.   An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates

iii.  A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision.  The UG strategic plan can be downloaded at: https://www.ug.edu.gh/pad/publication/ug-strategic-plan.



Further information about the University of Ghana may be found on the university website at www.ug.edu.gh.

Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.



CLOSING DATE

Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Monday, 20th May, 2019.



REGISTRAR

15th April, 2019