Bursars's Department

Mr S. C Sibanda (Bursar)

Mission Statement

It is our mission to assist the Vice Chancellor and the University Community in attaining their respective missions by creating and disseminating quality information for planning, budgeting, management and accountability.

Goals

The goals of the office are to direct the planning and budgeting cycle, to provide information for internal planning and the decision-making process, and to facilitate the reporting requirements of the University.

Responsibilities

Develop the University's operating budgeting system and procedure manual. Monitor and control the budget and legislative appropriations including staff welfare. Evaluate budgetary performance, resource utilization and take corrective measures. Coordinate financial reporting of faculty and staff activity. Perform and disseminate studies and provide informational resources. Function as liaison with the University Council and Faculties. Respond to internal and external requests for information and give advise. Interpreting and systems development in order to meet University needs. The university Accountant, production of audited financial statements .

Values

TIntegrity: honesty in our work; informing others fully, as we would want others to inform us; providing information in the proper context, without bias Professionalism: lifelong learning and skill development in the practice of our profession Service: we exist to serve the University in the fulfillment of its mission; we welcome opportunities to assist and serve the university community Quality Improvement: we believe in continuous improvement and look for ways to enhance our services.

Mr. S. Silundika holds a Master of Science Honours Degree in Finance and Investment (NUST) and a First Degree in Accounting (NUST). Other qualifications include the following:

  • Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Bulawayo Polytechnic
  • National Diploma in Accountancy from Bulawayo Polytechnic

Major Responsibilities

  • Managing and administration of Finance and Investments for the University
  • Administration of Salaries and Benefits functions
  • Monitoring cash flow management for the University
  • Supervision and management of staff in the Bursar’s Department
  • Coordinating the preparation and monitoring of the University budgets and financial performance plans
  • Providing financial input to the operational and strategic planning process

 

 

The department is responsible for the general management and control of student accounts, coordinates student billing, responsible for collecting and recording student payments, assists students with the ability to sign up for payment plans and liaises with Ministry of Higher Education and Technology on student funding including bursaries and scholarships.

The mission of the department is to ensure that all employees are paid accurately and timely and with the correct deductions and to ensure the with holdings and deductions are remitted in a timely manner. Some of the obligations may include but not limited to PAYE, NSSA, Pensions, Staff debtors and Medical Aid.

Vision

The department is responsible for receiving all the institution's income, banking and bank reconciliation payments and creditors control, cash flow management and investments. It also makes payments to suppliers, as well as administering travel allowances, bursaries and other items is responsible for cash management and the university’s investments.

The Purchasing section directs all purchasing activities within the institution in liaison with individual user departments. Some of their main duties include but not limited to: Handling all of the paperwork involved when purchasing and delivery of supplies and materials Responsible for procuring all the e necessary materials To continuously evaluate whether the institution is receiving these materials at the best possible price. Facilitate tender processes for purchases requiring informal and formal tender procedures.

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