Vice President of Finance

The American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for a Vice President of Finance.

TITLE: Vice President of Finance

DEPARTMENT: Office of the President

OPENING DATE: March 22, 2018

CLOSING DATE: April 21, 2018


Summary of Position: 

The position is a principal officer of the university, who works closely with the Board of Trustees, President, and other principal officers of the university.

The Vice President of Finance reports directly to the President and oversees the areas of Financial Operations, Stores, Bursary, Payroll, Budget Office, Purchasing and Procurement, and Retail and Business Services.

The Vice President of Finance has the following responsibilities, duties, and functions as assigned by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the President:

  • Supervises staff responsible for all finance operations including the accounts receivable, accounts payable, administrative services, and bursar
  • Oversees the development and implementation of annual operating and capital budgets
  • Manages accounting operations and all related policies and procedures
  • Implements systems for financial controls
  • Negotiates and approves lease or purchase contracts in coordination with the President and Board
  • Prepares financial reports for the Board
  • Works closely with the President and senior management to develop and implement long-term - strategic and financial plans for the University
  • Assists departments in the preparation of budgets
  • Utilizes ERP systems in financial management; specifically, implementing and managing ERP systems in higher education
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations
  • Monitors contracted services and independent auditors
  • Creates and maintains banking relationships
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the President


Requirements for the position:

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or closely related field required
  • ACA or ACCA qualification required
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in fiscal financial management in not for profit positions with significant business and fiscal responsibilities is required
  • A demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, investment practices, planning and budget development, debt structures, capital construction, risk management, health and safety issues, security, physical plant, compliance with tax, environmental and related state and federal laws and regulations is desired


Other abilities for the position:

  • Confident, self-starter, team-oriented, and creative thinker
  • Successful experience across a wide range of HR functions and activities in a higher education setting
  • Knowledge and experience with strategic capital and operating budget planning
  • Proficient with a variety of software applications
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, continuous improvement and the University community
  • Experience and comfort in public speaking
  • Extraordinary listening skills and the ability to synthesize a variety of information from a wide range of sources
  • Ability to take responsibility for a diverse series of projects which requires engaging members of the community who have vastly differently viewpoints, while managing successful completions of the projects and successful relationships with the team members


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter outlining how the candidate fits the job description, resume/CV, names and contact information for 3 references, and copies of professional certifications by the April 21, 2018 deadline, to, with the subject heading Vice President of Finance.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and interviews will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the university, please visit our website,

American University of Nigeria
98 Lamido Zubairu Way
Yola Township bypass
PMB 2250, Yola
Adamawa State, Nigeria

Tel: +234 805 200 2962



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