Applications  are  invited  from  suitably  qualified  and  experienced  candidates  for  the following post:

Gwanda  State  University  is  an  equal  opportunities  employer.  

As a matter of policy, all applicants are expected to have passes in Ordinary Level English Language and Mathematics.


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        1.                 BURSAR’S DEPARTMENT

                    Deputy Bursar (1 Post)



        •  Applicants must be holders of, in the first instance, an Accounting Degree and should, in addition hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) or MSc in Accounting or equivalent, in a business related discipline.
        •  A professional qualification (C.A, C.I.M.A. or equivalent) will be an added advantage.  National  Diploma  in  Stores  Management,  or  Purchasing and  Chain Supply Management.


                                Experience and Qualities

         A minimum of five years relevant experience. At least two years must be post qualification experience, preferably at a University setting. 

        Candidates should have a sound knowledge of standard accounting principles and practices, strategic planning, budgeting and budgetary control, working knowledge of computerized accounting systems and income tax laws.

        Candidates should have functioned at senior managerial level in either the public or private sector. minimum of one (1) year relevant post qualification experience. 


                                 Duties and Responsibilities

         Developing robust financial management and reporting processes in order to ensure timely and accurate preparation of consolidated monthly management accounts and audited annual financial statements;

         Provide oversight on financial management, students' accounts section, salaries and banking liaison;

         Ensure all monthly reconciliations are performed timely and accurately;

        Taking full responsibility of the budgetary control system from development of assumptions to the management of consumption; 

        Ensuring all registered students are billed immediately after registration and that all business activities are properly accounted;

        Carrying out investment appraisals and allocation of capital;

        Fostering effective communication and developing impeccable relations with all key internal and external stakeholders;

        Effectively using the Human Resources Policies of the University to actively manage all subordinates and ensuring full cooperation; 

        Guaranteeing excellence in serving the University's stakeholders by providing support to subordinates and ensuring their continued professional development;

        Prepare timely and reasonably accurate cashflow and financial forecasts;

        Undertaking other duties as assigned by the Bursar..






       Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. The information on salary and other benefits will be made available to the short-listed candidates.



      Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered to:


      Deputy Registrar

      Human Resources Section

      Gwanda State University

      Epoch Mine Campus

      P O Box 30



      The closing date for the receipt of applications is  Friday, 18 June 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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