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Deputy Bursar – Projects

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University of Zimbabwe

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Full Time


Harare, Zimbabwe

Description :

Desired Qualifications and essentials

The applicant should be a holder of a bachelor of accounting Honour`s Degree and a Masters in Accountancy Degree or Masters in Business Administration Degree from reputable and recognised institutions. He/She must also be a holder of a full CIMA/CIS/ACCA professional qualification. The desired candidate must have at least six years post qualification experience in accounting and administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the bursar, the duties of the Deputy Bursar, Projects shall include;

  • Control of all Research Board Projects Accounts
  • Approval of all payments to payroll creditors and employee accounts in excess of the signing limit of Senior Assistant Bursar
  • Authorisation of all urgent payments in respect of research expenditure
  • Follow-up of any research related problems as reported by Senior Assistant bursar
  • Allocation of any ad hoc duties to senior assistant bursar as and when need arises
  • Liaison with Senior Assistant Bursar(research) on all reports and year-end audit requirements
  • Control of all specific Funds projects accounts
  • Approval of all payments in respect of suppliers/requisitions in excess of signing limits of the senior Assistant Bursar.
  • Authorisation of all urgent payments in respect of projects expenditure
  • Follow-up of any specific funds projects related problems as reported by the senior Assistant Bursar or project coordinator
  • approval of all annual Project Financial Reports
  • Attendance of Research Board and Sub Committee meetings
  • Being the financial link person with the University of Zimbabwe Farm for approval of expenditure and signing of payments of the farm
  • Signing bank payment requests and/or authorising electronic payments
  • Creation of new accounts and generating Accounting instructions
  • Checking and approving financial Reports
  • Any other duties as assigned by the bursar.

How to apply

Applicants must submit six copies applications, IDs, birth certificate and CVs, giving full particulars including full name, place, date of birthand six copies of academic and professional qualifications for each set of application. Applicants must give information on experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, names and addresses of three referees. Applications should be addressed and either hand delivered or posted to:-

Acting Assistant Registrar 

Senior non-academic staff & Short term Appointments 

University of Zimbabwe

P O Box MP 167

Mount Pleasant


Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 23 November 2018. Please Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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