Bursar

Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the position of Bursar at Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre.

ORGANISATIONAL PROFILE

The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) situated about 100km south of Lusaka is an in-service training Centre providing specialized training in Energy Technologies and other skills needs for mining, water and sugar industries. The Centre also offers training in non technical courses and provides conference, accommodation and catering facilities.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre and is responsible to the Director of the Centre for the day to day administration and control of the financial affairs.

The Bursar is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of KGRTC operations. He/she is responsible for providing leadership and coordination in the business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the Centre. The Bursar is responsible for accurate reporting of all financial matters of the Centre.



PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Create, coordinate and evaluate financial programmes and supporting information systems of the Centre to include budgeting, tax planning, real estate, and conservation of assets.
  • Oversee the processing of revenue, approved expenditure and position control documents, budgets, salary updates, ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.
  • Develop the annual operating budget and consult with departmental heads on the fiscal aspects of programme planning, salary recommendations and other administrative actions.
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses and information reports.
  • Analyze cashflow, cost controls, and expenses to guide KGRTC Management. Analyze financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas.
  • Ensure records of KGRTC assets are maintained in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
  • Oversee debt collection and devise strategies for management of debtors.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The candidate must possess the following;

  • Five (5) ‘O’ levels including Mathematics and English
  • A degree in Accountancy or Financial Management
  • The candidate must also have full ACCA/ CIMA qualification
  • Possession of a higher degree will be an added advantage
  • Member of ZICA
  • The candidate must have at least five (5) years work experience at Senior Management level in financial management in a similar organization.

SPECIAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in Strategic Planning and execution
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating and change management
  • Highly flexible and adaptable
  • Strong knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Experience of working with any Accounting Software especially Sage 300
  • Knowledge of state financial regulations
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Sound knowledge of international financial and auditing standards
  • Self starter with analytical and strategic approach to issues
  • Knowledge of financial modeling with tools such as Microsoft Excel and others
  • Knowledge of management of donor funded projects
  • Please note that this is a senior management position and only candidates who meet the above minimum requirements need apply.



METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applications may be sent through post to the addresses provided below not later than 31st August 2017.

The Registrar
Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre
P.O Box 32774
LUSAKA

OR

The Registrar
Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre
P.O. Box 35
NAMALUNDU

Applications may also be sent through email at jobs@kgrtc.org.zm

Applicants must provide day time contact numbers and three (3) traceable references.

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