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School Bursar At Redeemers University

Date Posted: 19/Dec/2013
Deadline: 07/Feb/2014

REDEEMER'S UNIVERSITY (AFRICAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR GENOMICS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES) km 46-48 Lagos/lbadan Expressway, Redemption City, P.M.B.3005, Ogun State, Nigeria. Website: E-mail: [email protected]

The University 
the Redeemer's University is a private University established by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). It was granted an operating license by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 7th January, 2005 and academic activities commenced in October 2005. The University is a world class teaching and research institution with well-equipped and functional facilities across disciplines in Humanities, Social and Management Sciences, as well as Natural Sciences. The University has become a pacesetter, as evidenced by the quality of her graduates and research activities. Recently, Redeemer's University emerged as the highest-rated University amongst a number of prestigious Universities across West and Central Africa for the establishment of African Centers of Excellence, to be funded by the World Bank. Thus, Redeemer's University has been selected as the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID). In keeping with its vision, Redeemer's University is working towards becoming one of the best in the world.

The post of the Bursar of Redeemer's University is vacant. In accordance with the provisions of the Redeemer's University law, the Governing Council of the University wishes to commence the process of filling the vacancy. Consequently, applications are hereby invited from suitably-qualified candidates for the position. Interested candidates are, requested to note the following information about the University:

School Bursar

The Position 
the Bursar shall be the Chief Financial Officer of the University and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University. The Bursar is a Principal Officer of the University and, from time to time, provides expert advice on issues relating to investments, revenue generation, as well as disbursement of funds. The Bursar will oversee all finance, accounting, reporting and internal control procedures, forecasting, budgeting, treasury, resource mobilization, fund raising, sponsorship, grants, subventions, endorsement drive, revenue generation activities, tax and corporate insurance functions of the University. He/she shall also exercise professional oversight function over all Accounting staff.

The candidate for the post of Bursar

  • Must possess a good University Degree with a minimum of Second Class (Honours) in Accounting or related disciplines, and
  • Must be a fellow/member of any of the recognized professional bodies, like ICAN, ICAEW, ACCA, leMA or AICPA.
  • He/she must have garnered at least fifteen (15) years relevant post-qualification experience with a minimum of ten (10) years at management level;
  • Eight (8) years’ experience in the University system, four (4) of which should be at the rank of a Deputy Bursar or higher position.
  • Possession of a higher degree and a certified and working knowledge of IFRS will be added advantages.
  • The candidate shall not be more than 55 years on assumption of office.
  • Specifically, the candidate shall be expected to be a person with:

i) outstanding leadership qualities who can inspire and motivate subordinates to achieve corporate goals; 
ii) high integrity and moral standard, God-fearing, appreciates and acts on merit; 
iii) a clear vision for the development of the University and ready to implement the vision of the University; 
iv) excellent interpersonal relations; 
v) focused and innovative with a track record of leading change; 
vi) an enviable record in fund raising, resource and revenue mobilization, sponsorship and endorsement drive manager working with other arms of the University to ensure financial stability. 
vii) Excellent physical and mental health; and 
viii) a high level of computer literacy.

Method of Application

(a) Applications should be made in twenty (20) copies, accompanied by 20 copies of the candidate's Curriculum Vitae duly signed and dated. 
(b) Each application should include the names and addresses of three referees. Each referee should be contacted by the applicant to forward, direct to the Chairman, Governing Council at the address indicated below, 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. 
(c) Each application must be accompanied by 20 copies of statement of the candidate's vision for the development of the Bursary of a world class University. 

Details of information required in the candidate's Curriculum Vitae are available at the University website: 

All applications and supporting documents marked Application for the Post of Bursar at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be submitted under confidential cover and addressed to: 

The Registrar/Secretary to Council, 
Redeemer's University, 
P.M.B. 3005, Redemption Camp, 
Km 46/48 Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. 
Ogun State,

Electronic Submission 
The submission of the hard copies should be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials, to be mailed as attachment in PDF or MS Word format to: [email protected], 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.

Terms And Conditions Of Service Applicable To The Post 
the Bursar shall hold office for a term of five (5) years in the first instance, and may be considered for re-appointment for a second term of five (5) years. The University offers an enhanced remuneration package applicable to the post of Bursar in Nigerian Federal Universities.


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