JOB PURPOSE / SUMMARY:

To provide leadership and coordination of the Finance and Accounting functions of the University, and in particular to serve in the role of Financial Comptroller.

 

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Formulates financial policies as required and participates in financial planning for the University, in alignment with the University’s strategic plan and objectives.
  • Develops annual budgets for the University, inclusive of the review and revision of all departmental budget submissions.
  • Ensures the submission of financial reports to the Board, Board Committees, President, Executive and other external agencies including Ministries.
  • Ensures the preparation of monthly management accounts for submission to the Executive team, front line users and/or budget holders.
  • Ensures that there is a reliable system of internal controls in place to adequately safeguard the assets of the University.
  • Ensures integrity and accuracy in the reporting of financial results.
  • Conducts continuous assessments on internal controls with appropriate adjustments.
  • Ensures that there are reliable systems in place for accounting and reporting on Donated Funds (Restricted and Unrestricted), Endowment Funds, Research Projects (UTT funded and/or Sponsored/Corporate Donors) and Managed Projects (Clients’ Funds).
  • Ensures compliance with finance-related statutory obligations - submission of reports and payments, viz: taxes, national insurance etc.
  • Ensures that the institution’s annual accounts are audited on a timely basis.
  • Ensures that auditors’ requirements (both internal and external) are me.
  • Undertakes special assignments/projects and performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Ensures that insurance premiums of all UTT’s assets are paid and up to date.
  • Supervises, coaches and mentors subordinate staff and implements the University's performance management system accordingly.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Professional Accounting Qualification such as ACCA, CA or equivalent.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting or related field will be an asset.
  • Minimum ten (10) years managerial experience at a senior level.
  • Membership in a relevant professional body.

 

COMPETENCIES / TRAITS:

  • Demonstrated ability in management of financial planning and systems, financial reporting, budgets, risk mitigation and audit.
  • Experience in the effective management of the financial systems and procedures of universities.
  • Ability to examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, formulate policy and implement new strategies and procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work. effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and advise on the application of relevant legislation and standard international practices impacting on assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to analyse problems and develop creative solutions within the existing regulatory framework.
  • Strong leadership, strategic thinking, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.

 

Deadline:14.08.20

Reference
VAC-3581
Employer
University of Trinidad and Tobago
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Competitive
Your Career Level
Mid Career
Years Experience
Minimum of Ten (10) years'
Your Education Level
Master's Degree
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