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  • Posted: Jan 31, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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    Kumasi Technical University was established in 1954 as Kumasi Technical Institute (K. T. I. ) to offer craft courses. In 1963, the Institute was converted to a non-tertiary Polytechnic status under the Ghana Education Service to start offering, in addition, technician diploma and sub- professional courses. The Polytechnic Law, 1992 (PNDC L.321) elevated t...
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    Director of Finance

    THE PERSON

    The Director of Finance is a top management position and is the Head of the Finance Office of the University. Staff in-this grade shall be required to show high qualities of sound judgement, initiative, resourcefulness, precision and professionalism in their area of specialisation. He/She is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor in the discharge of his/her duties.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Director of Finance:

    • is the Chief Accounts Officer of the University and the Chief Financial Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor;
    • has general responsibility for the-administration of the financial affairs of the University that shall ensure its financial health and he/she exercises direct superintendence over all accounts officers;
    • is responsible for collecting all legitimate revenue due the University;
    • exercises control over expenditure in line with the University’s objectives and budgets;
    • has the duty of preparing the annual budget of the University for presentation to the appropriate governing body for approval and implementation;
    • is also responsible for ensuring that the financial statements of the University are drawn up in accordance with the Technical University, Act 2016, Act 922 (as amended by the Technical Universities Amendment Act 2018, Act 974), the Harmonized Statutes, applicable accounting standards and all other Regulations approved by the University as well as all other relevant national laws and regulations;
    • liaises with the appointed external auditors to get the University’s financial statements audited.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • Applicant must be a Chartered Accountant and hold a Master’s degree in the relevant field.
    • He/She must have served as a Deputy Director of Finance in a University or comparable grade in a similar institution/organization for at least – six (6) years.
    • Applicant must be computer literate and be conversant with accounting software applications.

    In addition, applicant must:

    • be analytical, critical, results-oriented, innovative and visionary;
    • possess hands-on ability to work independently;
    • possess excellent communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills;
    • be a good team player;
    • possess strong IT skills and be familiar with current accounting software; . be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines; and
    • possess proactive business and commercial flair; –
    • Show clear evidence of ability to hold schedule(s) without supervision.

    TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

    The Director of Finance shall hold office for a term of four (4) years, which should be completed before the statutory retirement age of sixty (60) years. He/She may be eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to four (4) years only, provided that no part of the second term enters the compulsory retirement age.

    The terms and conditions of the appointment shall be determined by the Governing Council of the University consistent with the Technical Universitiei7 Act 2016, Act 922 (as amended by Act 974), and the Statutes of Kumasi Technical University.

    The salary and Conditions of Service attached to this position are very attractive and are comparable to those in analogous public universities in Ghana.

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    Director Of Internal Audit

    THE PERSON

    • The Internal Auditor is a high level independent corporate executive with overall responsibility for the Internal Audit. He/she must be fully conversant with the risks, goals, policies, and processes of the University.
    • The Internal Auditor administratively reports to the Vice-Chancellor. The internal audit reports shall be submitted to the University Audit Committee through the Vice-Chancellor and copied to the Director-General of thiiinternal Audit Agency and the Auditor General.
    • In general, the Internal Auditor shall provide an independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the University’s operations. He/She shall help the University accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluating and improving risk management, control, and governance processes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the Internal Auditor include: determining the reliability and adequacy of accounting, financial and operational controls in the University;

    • evaluate the procedures of the University to determine whether results are consistent-with stated objectives and goals;
    • monitoring reports and ensures compliance with the relevant laws and regulations compliance with established policies, plan and procedures; . appraising the quality of performance of those carrying out assigned re5ponsibilities;
    • assessing the extent to which assets are accounted fbr and safeguarded against losses;
    • ensuring that reliable records form the basis for the preparation of apps iate financial and other data provided for decision-making; . drawing the Vice-Chancellor’s attention to deficiencies in the system, instances of duplicated functions, waste or other inefficiencies with recommendations for remedies where necessary;
    • carrying out special reviews of accounting and internal control systems with the view to minimizing weaknesses.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • Applicant must be a Chartered Accountant and hold a minimum of a Masters degree in the relevant field. He/She must have served as a Deputy Internal Auditor in a University or comparable grade in a similar institution/ organisation for at least six (6) years.
    • Applicant must be computer literate and be conversant with accounting/ auditing software applications.

    In addition, applicant must:

    • be analytical, critical, results-oriented, innovative and visionary; possess hands-on ability to work independently;
    • possess excellent communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills; . be a good team player;
    • possess strong IT skills and familiarity with accounting software; r. be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines; and
    • possess proactive commercial flair.

    TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

    The Director of Internal Audit shall hold office for a term of four (4) years, which should be completed before the statutory retirement age of sixty (60) years. He/She may be eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to four (4) years only, provided that no part of the second term enters the compulsory retirement age.

    The terms and conditions of the appointment shall be determined by the Governing Council of the University consistent with the Technical Universities Act 2016, Act 922 (as amended by Act 974), and the Statutes of Kumasi Technical University.

    The salary and Conditions of Service attached to this position are very attractive and are comparable to those in analogous public universities in Ghana.

    Method of Application

    Applicant must submit a Sealed Application Letter to the Registrar of the University. Applicant must attach a Curriculum Vitae, including names and addresses of three (3) referees who can attest to his/her qualities. Applicant must include a short statement of not more than four pages (Times New Roman size 12 and 1.5 line spacing) outlining his/her vision and strategies for the position. Application must he hand-delivered to the Registrar of the University (signing for submission shall be required) or submitted using a registered mail to reach the address below (as applicable) not later than Friday, February 21, 2020. 

    The Chairman Search Committee for Director of Finance 
    c/o Office of the Registrar 
    Kumasi Technical University 
    P.O. Box 854 Kumasi 

    Or email to: [email protected] 

    Closing Date: 21 February, 2020

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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