Finance Director, NU.

Open: Accepting applications

Njala University is a multi-disciplinary university in Sierra Leone. It is one of the three public universities in the country, and came into being as an autonomous university in 2005, through the Universities Act of 2005. 

Njala University is seeking qualified individuals for the positions listed below.

If you would like to apply for any of these positions, please send an updated CV and a covering letter which includes a statement summarizing why you think you are suitable for the position and the qualifications and experience you would bring to it. Send these by Email to registrar@njala.edu.sl or by post to the Registrar, Njala University, Secretariat, Njala Campus, Sierra Leone. You can also apply online by visiting https://njala.edu.sl/form/job-application

Reporting to
Vice-Chancellor and Principal, NU
Purpose of the position
(a) Administer the university funds in accordance with such financial management policy as may be prescribed by the University;
(b) Prepare the annual budget and financial report to be submitted to the Court by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, and
(c) Advise the Vice-Chancellor and Principal on all financial matters
Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensure preparation of quarterly financial management reports for the attention of the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F & GPC) of the University Court.
• Present to the Vice-Chancellor & Principal periodic financial management reports.
• Ensure the preparation of annual financial statements for the audit of the University
• Represent the university in workshops and other external meetings pertaining to the funding and other related financial matters of the University.
• Prepare the annual budget in accordance with guidelines provided by the Sierra Leone Government through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
• Efficiently manage the payroll system.
• Monitor/supervise the financial activities and operations of the University’s constituent Campuses.
• Any other duties assigned from time to time by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal.
Minimum Qualifications & Competencies
• A recognized professional qualification in Accounting (AACA, CIMA/ACA or Equivalent) or Master of Finance and Accounting.
• Ten years post qualification experience or promotion to the position of Deputy Finance Director plus 4 consecutive annual appraisals.
• Senior Management Development Training.
Job Description

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Advance ICT skills, especially Excel. Experience with the management and use of accounting software such as SAGE and QuickBooks will be an advantage. Experience in Budget Preparation software will also be an advantage.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Applicant must have an unblemished record in the management of student records and University finances

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Strategic thinking, excellent financial management, leadership and team building skills.
  • Understanding of local and international financial standards
  • Ability to provide strategic and financial direction.
  • Ability to plan and execute financial programmes/projects.
  • Ability to organize, supervise and monitor tasks assigned to staff in the directorate.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • High integrity and moral standards.
  • Ability to manage change and proffer creative solutions to challenges.

Remuneration- Attractive

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applications should include a motivational letter, copies of curriculum vitae, relevant certificates and names and addresses of three referees, one of whom should be your present or last employer.  Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Njala University, University Secretariat, Njala Campus, with copies to the Pro Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor and Principal.

Deadline to Apply