Bursar at University of Benin

The University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1st July, 1971.

The University offers courses at various levels: Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate. Presently, the total student enrolment stands at over 40,000 made up of both full-time and part-time students shared among the various Faculties.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Nigerians for appointment to the post of Bursar, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

Job Title: Bursar

Job Description
The Bursar is a Principal Officer and as the Chief Financial Officer of the University is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.

The Person
Applicants for the post of Bursar must have in the past exhibited considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, demonstrable integrity and transparency on matters of financial resource management. Applicants must be in good health and able to endure the rigors of the duties of the Bursar. Also, candidates must be found to possess the following qualities: vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, integrity and transparency in private and public life. In addition, candidates should have the ability to develop linkages with the external communities to support the emerging needs of the University, command respect and arouse cooperation and loyalty of staff and students of the University.
Candidates are to write in not more than five hundred (500) words, their vision for the University in funds generation and management for the next five years.
Prospective candidates must show innovative approaches to the running of an ICT-driven ‘Bursary working at the highest level of efficiency to eliminate time wasting, bureaucracy, bottlenecks and fraud.

Candidates must possess a good honours degree in Accounting as well as professionally recognized Accountancy qualifications, e.g. ACMA, ACA, CPA, ACCA, CNA. Possession of a higher degree will be an added advantage.
plus Fifteen (15) years post-qualification experience, at least 5 of which must have been in top managerial positions including Deputy: Bursar- in a University setting or similar institutions:
Candidates should in addition not be more than 55 years on appointment.

Conditions of Service
The successful candidate shall hold office for a period of five (5) years, but may however be
reappointed for a further period of five years (and no more) on such terms and conditions applicable to Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by appropriate University Laws and the Governing Council.

Method of Application
Applicants are required to submit twenty (20) copies of their : applications, vision statements and detailed Curriculum Vitae highlighting, among others, the following:
1. Full Names
2. Place and Date of Birth
3. Home Address
4 Contact Address
6. Nationality
7. Marital Status
8. Number and Ages of Children (if any)
9. Institutions attended with Dates
10. Academic qualifications obtained with Dates
11. Working Experience
12. Present Employment, indicating present status and salary
13. Extra Curricular-Activities
13. Referees (3)

Each applicant must have three (3) referees who should be requested by the applicant to forward their referees report under confidential cover by Courier Service directly to the Vice-Chancellor.

All application should be submitted by Courier Service under confidential cover’ in sealed envelopes marked “Post of Bursar, UNIBEN” to reach the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin, P.M.B. 1154, Benin City, Nigeria, not later than January 12, 2012
Only the applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.