DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING (DFA) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARUSHA 2017
The University of Arusha, a Chartered Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning
situated about 30 km from Arusha city, off the Arusha-Moshi highway, is seeking to recruit a
suitably qualified individual to fill, with immediate effect, a vacant position in the Directorate of
JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING (DFA)
The Director of Finance and Accounting (DFA) of the University shall be appointed by the
University Council in consultation with the Vice Chancellor and the Chair of Finance and
Development Committee of the Council.
Holder of full Accountancy qualification and must be registered with NBAA as Certified Public
Accountant i.e. CPA (T), ACCA, ACA or equivalent plus at least 5 years work experience in a
This will depend on whether the person recruited is employed on church terms or on fixed-term
contract terms. Nevertheless, an attractive package awaits the right candidate for the job.
(c) Work Relationship:
Holder of this position is responsible to the Vice Chancellor through the Deputy Vice
Chancellor for Planning, Administration and Finance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(i) Head of the Finance Directorate of the University.
(ii) Ensuring efficient and economical administration of the directorate.
(iii) Prepares and consolidates the University’s Financial Budget and Cash Flow projections.
(iv) Consolidates the University’s projected Financial Statements.
(v) Preparation of detailed monthly and quarterly Financial Statements and sources and
application of funds statements.
(vi) Custodianship and controller of the University funds and physical resources.
(vii) Custodianship and controller of the University income generating projects.
(viii) Ensuring that accurate and comprehensive information pertaining to finance is promptly
compiled and submitted as required by superiors.
(ix) Maintaining and controlling expenditure within the Approved Budget.
(x) Maintains proper records of all University incomes and expenditures.
(xi) Responsible for and supervises the implementation of on-going University projects.
(xii) Advising the Chief Executive Officer (VC) on the implementation and status of all
(xiii) Advising the Chief Executive Officer (VC) on optimum insurance cover on University
funds, physical and Human Resource.
(xiv) Maintaining an up to date University’s assets register.
(xv) Ensures the maintenance of all records pertaining to the University’s accounts to
facilitate the auditing or University’s books by the Internal Auditors, External Auditors,
and other relevant regulatory authorities.
(xvi) Ensures timely payment of Creditors, Salaries and Statutory obligations and maintaining
books of accounts on the basis of accounting principles.
(xvii) Appraises staff performance in Finance and Accounting Directorate.
(xviii) Advises the Administrative Committee on University income and expenditure on a
(xix) Keeps the Chief Executive Officer well informed about all Financial and Accounting
(xx) Does any other duties as may be assigned by the superior office from time to time.
MODE OF APPLICATION
If you consider yourself suitably qualified for the job, please submit an application letter,
accompanied by a detailed up to date CV and copies of relevant academic and professional
certificates, to reach the undersigned not later than 31st October 2017: Both hard and soft
copies of the application letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of relevant certificates should be
Attn. Prof. Joshua J. Malago,
P.O. Box 3203,
Electronic copies: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
We encourage submission of electronic copies to expedite processing of the applications.
In the application letter, candidates must also give names, contact addresses, and telephone
numbers of their religious leader(s) (e.g. a Pastor) who is able to provide recommendations to the
applicant. You can call 0755385610; 0658385610; 0786733660; or 0754566766 for any inquiry.
Please Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted through their addresses and/or
telephone numbers and shall appear for interview.