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Bursar || University of Zimbabwe

  • Harare

University of Zimbabwe

DUE : 30 JAN 2023

The University of Zimbabwe is inviting suitably qualified and experienced individuals to apply for
the following senior positions that have arisen in the institution.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, Bursar is the Chief Accountant of the University. He/She is
responsible for the sound management of the institution’s financial affairs and investments, in line
with the institution’s Strategic Plan, and as provided for in the University of Zimbabwe Act
(Chapter 25:16) and Statutes. This is a University Executive position with high administrative
demands, requiring an incumbent with personal and professional integrity. It requires a strategic,
competent and focused individual with an understanding of’ national Heritage-based Education
5.0 Philosophy and the role of higher education institutions towards the Zimbabwe’s National
Vision 2030 and beyond.

The Bursar will be responsible for:
1. The strategic planning, implementation and reporting of all financial matters of the
University in pursuit of the institution’s vision, mission and strategic objectives under
Education 5.0.
2. Formulating investment strategies for the University.
3. Providing leadership in the development of sound financial accounting policies, systems
and procedures and treasury functions for the University.
4. Serving as the University financial advisor.
5. Overseeing the development and implementation of mechanisms for ensuring University
adherence and compliance with all financial regulations, laws, procedures and obligations.
6. Planning, producing and reporting of University’s audited financial statements.
7. Developing, formulating and implementating the University administration policies, rules
and regulations at different levels in pursuit of the University’s vision, mission and strategic
objectives towards actualisation of the Heritage-based Education 5.0 Philosophy.
8. Preparing and managing the University’s Annual Budgets and financial projections.

9. Preparing and managing the proper disposal of the University assets.
10. Overseeing the preparation and production of periodic management and financial reports
to projects and programmes undertaken by the University as requested by the Principal
Investigators, Faculties, Directorates, Units, Executive Management and Council.
11. Providing secretariat services to the University Budget and Finance Committee among
other relevant committees.
12. Performing any other relevant duties and functions of the University as assigned by the
Vice Chancellor.

The desired candidate should have among other attributes:
i. A Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and a Masters Degree or equivalent in a relevant
field. A PhD is a distinct advantage.
ii. A Chartered Accountant (CA) or Chartered Certified Accountant (CCA) or a Registered
Public Accountant.
iii. Relevant accounting experience preferably in a senior management position.
iv. Relevant practical experience with information communication technologies (ICTs) and
their applications in accounting and administration systems.

i. Candidate should be a self-motivated, reliable and efficient, with demonstrable
leadership skills’
ii. He/she should have good writing and oral communication skills;
iii. High level of professional integrity, professionalism and commitment to confidentiality;
iv. High level of commitment to duty and self-motivated to work under pressure;
v. Candidate should have sound knowledge of public relations and protocol;
vi. Open-minded, future-focused, team-builder, innovative and always seeking to add
value to the institutional brand;
vii. An up-to-date working knowledge of new laws, regulations and compliance standards
is essential to protect the organisation from potential ramifications.


All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Six (6) copies of applications, giving full
personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth; experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, names and addresses of three (3) referees and eight (8)
certified copies of qualifications should be addressed to:

Office of the Vice Chancellor
University of Zimbabwe
630 Churchill Avenue
P.O. Box MP167
Mount Pleasant
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Applications can be hand delivered to:

Deputy Registrar, Human Resources
University of Zimbabwe
P.O. Box MP167
Mount Pleasant, Harare
or Hand delivered to the Administration Block, door number 113

NB: The University of Zimbabwe is an equal opportunity employer and therefore men and women are equally encouraged to apply.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 January 2023
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.