Vacancy for post of Bursar


Arthur Jarvis University

Akpabuyo, Cross River State, Nigeria

Vacancy announcement for the post of Bursar

Arthur Jarvis University is a private University located in Akpabuyo, 14km from Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State.  The Federal Government of Nigeria has recently granted the University license to commence academic activities. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Bursar.

The position

The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for administration of the financial transactions of the University. The Bursar coordinates the following; preparation of financial management plans, tracking of income/expenditure, maintenance of balance sheet, determination of cash flow estimates, consolidation, and maintenance of accurate records of assets/liabilities of the University.

The candidate

The candidate must possess a good first degree or equivalent from a recognised Tertiary Institution and should have at least ten (10) years relevant post qualification experience in a University or cognate system.  He/she must have served as a Deputy Bursar or in a position equivalent to that for up to three (3) years. He/she must be computer literate and highly skilled in computer applications required for operating modern accounting packages. Membership of at least one recognised professional accounting body is mandatory.

Conditions of service

Conditions of Service are as applicably to the post of Bursar in Nigerian Universities.


The Bursar shall hold office for a term of five (5) years.

Application process

Each applicant should submit ten (10) copies of application letter with Curriculum

Vitae and photocopies of credentials. The Curriculum Vitae should contain

  1. Full name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Nationality
  4. Permanent home address
  5. Marital status
  6. Names and dates of birth of children
  7. Institutions attended with dates
  8. Academic qualifications with dates
  9. Scholarships, honours and distinctions
  10. Membership/Fellowship of professional bodies
  11. Work experience in the University system giving names of institutions and dates
  12. Service in community, state, national and international committees with dates and nature of service
  13. Present employment status, employer and salary
  14. Extra- curricular activities
  15. Names and addresses of three (3) referees


Each submission should be in an envelope with name of applicant and position applied for marked at the top left corner. Referees reports should be submitted under separate cover directly by referees directly by themselves to the University. All submissions should be addressed, and mailed, to The Secretary, Board of Trustees, Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Cross River State, Nigeria not later than January 15, 2017.