Internal And External Advertisement For The Position Of Bursar

Internal And External Advertisement For The Position Of Bursar

McPherson University is a licensed Private Christian Institution established by the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria. The University, which is fully residential, is committed to producing future leaders who are God-fearing, creative and resourceful. The University motto is ‘Building a People of Excellence and Integrity for Service’.

The University hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of BURSAR. The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the management and control of the financial administration of the University. The Bursar as a Principal Officer and a member of the University Management Team provides expert advice regularly on issues of internal revenue generation, disbursement of funds, investments and other related financial issues.

He/She shall advise the Vice-Chancellor on finance-related matters, coordinate the development and update the University’s financial management plans, coordinate the preparation of periodic income and expenditure statements, balance sheet, cash flow estimates and consolidation, when necessary.

He/She shall ensure that accurate records are maintained of all assets and liabilities held by the University. The duties shall include
monitoring monthly income & expenditure, balance variances against the budgets and ensuring that they are reconciled, monitoring treasury
activities including cash flow projections and forecasts for prudence and accountability, negotiating with financial and government
institutions with regard to financial matters.

The candidate is expected to:

  1. Demonstrate evidence of consummate management and leadership passion and drive in previous positions and in addition, must possess
    excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
  2. Exhibit the ability to be a team leader, who can lead by example, his clear mentorship skills and plans, should not be older than sixty (60)
    years of age upon appointment.
  3. Exhibit a considerable degree of competence, responsiveness, demonstrable integrity and transparency on matters of financial
    resource management with an outstanding experience at management level.
  4. Possess personal integrity, demonstrate transparency in private and public life, and be able to command the respect and loyalty of staff,
    students and other members of the University Community.
  5. Be computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications to e- accounting as applicable to the running of a complex and modern University System.
  6. Be a person with good leadership qualities who can inspire and motivate colleagues, a person with clear vision for the development of
    the University and must be ready to implement the vision of the University.
  7. Competency in yearly budget preparation, finance performance monitoring and reporting is essential.
  8. He/She must be focused and innovative.
  9. He/She must be technologically savvy.
  10. Enjoy strong physical and mental health.

The candidate for the post of Bursar must possess a good first degree not below Second Class Lower Division in Accounting and Finance from a recognized university with at least Fifteen (15) years post qualification experience in an institution of higher learning, most of which must be in the Accounting Cadre of a University. He/She shall be between the ages of 45 and not more than 60 years. The applicant must be a chartered Accountant with professional qualifications i.e. ICAN, ANAN, ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA or other equivalent professional body, with cognate post-qualification experience. In addition, he/she must be ICT compliant.

The prospective candidate must tender his/her NYSC Certificate or Evidence of Exemption.


The salary and allowances attached to this position are very attractive. The University runs a salary scale that compares with what is obtainable in Public Universities in Nigeria.


  1. The appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years only.


Interested candidates who meet the conditions for the post as indicated herewith are required to apply and comply with the following instructions:

(a.) Application must be submitted accompanied by the candidate’s detailed curriculum vitae duly signed and dated by the candidate, and credentials (all in electronic format).

Each Curriculum Vitae must include the Names and Addresses of three referees. Each applicant should request each of his/her referees to forward directly to the Ag. Registrar, a “Confidential Report”.

The confidential reports indicating the candidate’s academic and managerial capabilities must reach the Ag. Registrar before the closing date for the application. Statement of the candidate’s own vision for Bursary Unit of McPherson University as a University of the 21st century should be included.

Candidates’ Curriculum Vitae should contain information in the following format:

i. Full name (Surname first and in CAPITALLETTERS)

ii. Post Applied For

iii. Place and Date of Birth (attach’ birth certificate/sworn affidavit)

iv. Nationality

v. Religion

vi. Current Postal Address

vii. Permanent Home Address and Telephone Number

viii. Marital Status

ix. Names and ages of children

x. Institutions attended with dates

xi. Academic and Professional qualifications and distinctions obtained with dates (attach copies of credentials)

xii. Work Experience including details of former and present post and salary

xiii. Extra-curricular activities

xiv. Names and addresses of three (3) referees. The three (3) referees reports should also reach the Vice-Chancellor at not later than Friday, 29th March, 2024.

  1. All applications, Curriculum Vitaes and credentials, in electronic format, should be submitted under confidential cover to reach the Ag. Registrar, McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, at not later than four (4) weeks from the date of the publication.
  2. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview under the auspices of the Board of Trustees of the University.
  3. Shortlisted candidates should bring ten (10) hard copies of their applications, Curriculum Vitae and credentials to the Interview.
  5. The closing date for the submission of applications is 29th March, 2024.


Ag. Registrar and Ag. Secretary to Council

Date: 1st March, 2024