Chief Accountant Job at University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Chief Accountant

Jobs at:
University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK)

Deadline of this Job:
31st December 2018

Duty Station:
Kigali , Rwanda , East Africa , 250

Date Posted: 18th December 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: RwF



The “University of Lay Adventists of Kigali” (UNILAK), is one of Rwanda‘s Prominent University, highly ranked and performing private higher learning institution. UNILAK was established in 1997 through the undeterred efforts of the Federation of Adventist Parents‘ Associations for the Development of Education in Rwanda (FAPADER)

The Vision of UNILAK is to become a leading University in Africa, grounded in Christian values, which strive for excellence in education, research, and community service.

For achieving its vision and mission, UNILAK is recruiting a qualified Chief Accountant.

Job Title: Chief Accountant

Reports To: Deputy Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance

Job Description for the Chief Accountant

  • Assist the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance (DVC-AF) to oversee accounts receivable management, creditors management, taxation, treasury management and ensure maintaining internal control systems.
  • Assist the DVC-AF in providing strategic financial management advice to the University in order to ensure the strategic objectives of the business are realized.
  • Responsible for preparing, examining, and analyzing accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports for effective and efficient decision making.
  • Managing and coordinating different functions of Accounting department to ensure accountability of resources, revenue collection and optimal resources allocation, utilization and ensure the university‘s financial operations run efficiently in line with policies, processes and procedures to achieve overall objective.

Main Responsibilities

  • Prepare the University annual budget and exercise control to ensure that spending is within the approved budget.
  • Implementing the various finance functions strategies in line with overall finance strategy_policies, processes and procedures to achieve the institutions objectives and goals
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory deductions payments, laws and regulation
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly management reports and financial statement to Show University’s profitability for viable decision making.
  • Management of credit control function to ensure the revenues are well captured in the system to manage cash flow.
  • Coordinating the preparation of monthly management performance and financial reports to ensure accurate, completeness and timely reports to Management for informed decision making.
  • Work with the internal and external auditors for timely conclusion of external audits and to follow up recommendations thereof.
  • Maintain systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns.
  • Ensuring security and accounting for fixed assets and Safe custody of financial accountable documents.
  • Supervise proper book keeping and filing to ensure all transactions are well captured.
  • Timely tax planning and management for compliance with the regulator to avoid penalties.
  • Implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture

Requirements for the Position

  • Academic qualification: A degree in Accounting from a recognized and reputable university
  • Professional qualifications in CPA or ACCA

Computerized Accounting Skills: Mastery of SAGE Evolution is an advantage, (Mastery of other accounting software is acceptable)

Experience: At least Five (5) years of relevant experience as a Chief Accountant or Senior Accountant of a big organization

Job application procedure

All interested and qualified candidates should submit an application package that includes:

  • A cover letter;
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Copies of notarized academic credentials with transcripts and any other testimonials;
  • Copy of National ID or Passport;
  • Recommendation by the former employer

The application should be addressed to the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance and submit hard copies to UNILAK main Campus’s Reception or Kigali Campus security Officers or via email: not later than December 31st, 2018 at 12;00 AM.



Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 31st December 2018
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 18-12-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 18-12-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 18-12-2064
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