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  • Job Opportunity in a Christian Faith University

  • Posted on: 21 October, 2014 Deadline: 28 October, 2014
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  • Our client, a Christian university, operating in the South-South zone, has the vacant position mentioned above.

    Chief Accountant


    The duties of the Chief Accountant include:
    (1) Preparation of annual financial statements and any other periodicfinancial and management reports as may be required.
    (2) Preparation of periodic bank reconciliation statements.
    (3) Identifying and implementing process improvements and operational efficiencies.
    (4) Developing and maintaining good relations with banks, tax authorities, and other parties with whom the university has to relate.
    (5) Keeping proper records of all financial transactions.
    (6) Managing the payroll.
    (7) Managing the short-term and long-term financial and non-financial assets of the university.
    (8) Receiving and recording students' fees and other payments made to the university.
    (9) Identifying and implementing processes that would ensure minimal indebtedness to the university.
    (10) Ensuring the smooth running of the computerized accounting system.
    (11) Establishing job standards for subordinate staff and effectively evaluating their performance.
    (12) Preparing, analyzing, and monitoring the university's budget.
    (13) Preparing status reports to aid effective budgetary control
    (14) Ensuring that all financial transactions follow approved financial guidelines.
    (15) Suggesting financial policies, procedures and guidelines.
    (16) Advise the university on all financial matters.

    Candidate should have:

    • Abilityto use a personal computerto prepare correspondence, reports, charts, etc.
    • Abilityto use accounting and other relevant soft wares.
    • Ability to generate detailed, well-illustrated reports and proposals, and make good presentations.
    • Abilityto suggest new policies and procedures and to administer established ones.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational and decision-making skills.


    • The candidate who should possess a minimum of a B.Sc. degree must be professionally qualified.
    • A higher degree will be an advantage.
    • Candidate should have a minimum of five years post qualification experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of credentials to: not later than two weeks from the date of this advertisement.

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