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  • Posted on: 8 March, 2016 Deadline: 5 April, 2016
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  • Bells University of Technology is a private Institution established by the Bells Educational Foundation. It was granted an operational license by the Federal Government on 9th June, 2005 and started operating in July 2005 The University has graduated six Sets of Students. It will commence its eleventh Academic Session in September, 2015 (i.e 2015/2016).

    The University is a fully residential Institution with excellent Academic and Hall of Residence facilities The position of Bursar of Bells University of Technology, Ota will become vacant with effect from 1st July, 2016. Therefore, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

    Bursar

     

    The Candidate

    • The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the management and control of the finances of the University.
    • He/She shall advise the Vice-Chancellor on finance-related matters; coordinate the development and update the University’s financial management plans; coordinate the preparation of periodic income and expenditure statements; balance sheet, and cash flow estimates and consolidation when necessary.
    • He/She shall ensure that accurate records are maintained of all assets and liabilities (local and foreign) held by the University.
    • The duties also include monitoring monthly income and expenditure and balance sheet variances against the budgets, and to ensure that they are reconciled; monitoring treasury activities including cash flow projections and forecasts for prudence and accountability; and negotiating with financial and government institutions with regard to financial matters.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • The applicant must possess a honours degree in any of Accounting, Economics, Finance or any related discipline with a minimum of second class lower division from a recognized university. Possession of a Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
    • In addition, applicant must possess any of the professionally recognized accountancy qualifications of any of the following; ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA, ICAN.
    • Applicant must be ICT compliant and must be conversant with current trends in Financial Reporting-IFRS, IPSAS.
    • Applicants must have a minimum of twelve (12) years cognate post professional qualification experience in a tertiary institution or relevant organization and must have a minimum of five(5) years residency at the level of a Deputy Bursar or its equivalent.
    • The preferred candidate must show demonstrable evidence of consummate management and leadership passion and drive in previous positions and in addition, must possess excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
    • He/she must exhibit the ability to be a team leader, who leads by example and has clear mentorship skills and plans.
    • He/She must exhibit a considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, demonstrable integrity and transparency on matters of financial resource management with an outstanding experience at management level.
    • He/she should be a person with good leadership qualities who can inspire and motivate his junior colleagues; a person with clear vision for the development of the University and must be ready to implement the vision of the University.
    • He/the must be focused and innovative; and must be in excellent physical and mental health.
    • Applicant should not be more than 55years old on his/her date of resumption of duty on 1st July, 2016.

    Conditions of Service Applicable to the Post

    • The post of the University Bursar is tenure track.
    • The successful candidate shall hold the office for a term of five(5) years in the first instance; renewable, based on performance assessment, for a second term on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
    • The remuneration and conditions of service areas applicable to the post of bursar in similar Nigerian Universities, with appropriate additional conditions as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Trustees and or Governing Council, of the University.

    Electronic Submission
    The submission of the hard copy must be accompanied by full electronic version of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF format to: appointments@bellsuniversity.edu.ng, the subject line should read, “Application for the Post of Bursar”.

    Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit Signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    Vice-Chancellor

     

    The Candidate

    • The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer and Academic Head of the University, the Chairman of the University Senate and a Member of the Council.
    • He/She shall be the chief exponent of the educational mission of the University and his/her office shall serve as the nerve centre of activities in areas of protocol, external relations and coordination of various internal organs.
    • The Vice-Chancellor sees to the day-to-day administration of the University and ensures that the goals of the University are met.
    • He/She is responsible to the Governing Council for the management of the human, monetary and material resources of the University.
    • The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise general superintendence over the University and be responsible to Council for maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University.
    • It is the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to see that the provisions of the law, the Statutes,the Ordinances and the Regulations of the University are observed and adhered to, and he/she shall exercise such powers as may be necessary or expedient for that purpose.
    • The Vice-Chancellor must therefore be competent at all times to advise Council on all matters pertaining to the policies, finances and administration of the University.
    • The success on this job will depend on the candidate’s ability to lead, motivate and inspire administrative associates, academic and non-academic staff as well as students and all other stakeholders to work toward the central purpose of the University to advance learning, enhance talent and build community.

    Qualifications and Experience
    The candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor is required to possess a good university education and should be a proven successful manager of human and material resources. Specifically, the candidate must:

    • Be a distinguished and acclaimed scholar of the rank of a Professor of very high repute with academic qualifications, including possession of a Ph.D. and publications that are of both national and international standard;
    • Be a Professor within a field of specialization relevant to the academic programmes under the mandate of Bells University of Technology, Ota and must have a minimum of twenty (20) years of academic or cognate experience, at least ten (10) of which must be as a Professor;
    • Be not more than sixty(60)years of age on 1st August, 20l6whenthe position is scheduled to be assumed;
    • Possess the ability to provide cutting edge and dynamic academic and administrative leadership for the University and through his/her track record, command the respect of both the national and international academic communities;
    • Have a good grasp of information and communication technology skills and appreciate their significance in the contemporary knowledge economy;
    • Have a clear vision and a feasible plan for the development of the University in line with the set mission and vision statements of the University;
    • Possess the entrepreneurial drive and ability to attract research funds, gifts and endowments to the University and strengthen linkages with other national and international universities, research institutions and relevant segments of the private sector;
    • Have the wherewithal to ensure harmonious and peaceful co-existence among the various segments of the University Community; and create the much needed harmony between staff and students on one hand and between the University and the host communities (town-gown relations) on the other;
    • Be of such stature as to command respect of the University Community and provide academic and administrative leadership in the University;
    • Be a person of probity, integrity and courage, able to defend and uphold the academic independence of the University, sustain its pedigree; and be competent at all times to advise the University Council on matters affecting the academic programmes, projects, finances and administration of the University.
    • Enjoy excellent physical and mental health.

    Conditions of Service Applicable to the Post

    • The Vice-Chancellor shall hold the office for a term of five (5) years in the first instance; renewable, based on performance assessment, for a final term of five years and not more, on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
    • The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a Vice-chancellor in BellsTech and as may be determined by the Board of Trustees/Governing Council of the University, taking due cognisance of the situation in the Nigerian university system.

    Electronic Submission
    The submission of the hard copy must be accompanied by full electronic version of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF format to: VCSearch@bellsuniversity.edu.ng, the subject line should read, “Application for the Post of Vice-Chancellor”.

    Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit Signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send thirty (30) copies of their applications and accompanied by 30 copies of their curriculum vitae duly signed and dated.
    The curriculum vitae should be presented in the following order:

    • Names in Full (Surname first and in Capital letter)
    • Post Desired
    • Place of Birth
    • Date of Birth
    • State of Origin
    • Nationality
    • Marital Status/Number and Ages of Children
    • Current Postal/Contact Address (With Phone No. and e-mail address)
    • Permanent Address
    • Institutions Attended (With Dates)
    • Educational Qualifications (With Dates)
    • Professional Qualifications (With Dates)
    • Membership of Professional Bodies (With verifiable evidence of current status)
    • Distinctions and Awards(With Dates)
    • Statement of Work Experience Including Full Details of Former and Present Posts
    • Major related services to the Nation Outside the University System;
    • Important relevant Conferences/ Workshops/Courses Attended
    • publications (Thesis, Books/Monographs, Published Articles)
    • Present Employment Status, Salary and Employer;
    • Extra-Curricular Activities;
    • Names and Addresses of Three Referees (One of Whom Must Be capable of making competent statement on the candidate’s professional competence);

    Each Referee should be contacted by the applicant to forward, direct to the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, a confidential report on the candidate’s character, administrative and managerial abilities in a properly sealed envelope marked Post of Bursar: Referee’s Report at the top left hand corner of the envelope.

    The application must be accompanied by 30 copies of statement of the candidate’s proposals for fund generation and financial management of a private university in the twenty first century,

    All applications and supporting documents should be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to:
    The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council,
    Bells University of Technology,
    Km 8, Idiroko Expressway,
    P.M.B. 1015,
    Ota - Ogun State,
    Nigeria.


    Sealed envelope(s) containing the applications or nominations should be marked Post of Bursar, and must be forwarded to reach the above address not later than the closing date above.

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