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Business Development/Finance Officer

Date Posted
13th February 2018
Accounting & Finance
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of Business Development/Finance Officer, Business Development Office

Job Description

The successful incumbent will be responsible for identifying, analyzing and implementing viable commercial net income generating projects; through conducting market research, including needs assessments studies; developing strategic business alliances with pertinent industry players; writing project proposals with supporting feasibility studies and business plans; and providing financial oversight for the research and institutional development activities that fall under the BDO.

Key responsibilities are to: 

  • Analyze and identify market and business opportunities to grow the revenues of the Mona Campus 
  • Strategically target and build business relationships with pertinent industry players 
  • Develop commercial income generating projects from concept to implementation with supporting feasibility studies/business plans 
  • Define and develop the systems for tracking financial and operational targets of implemented business ventures 
  • Manage business projects to ensure financial, operational and other deliverables are met 
  • Develop the key performance indicators of the BDO in accordance with the Strategic Plan and monitor to ensure targets are achieved 
  • Maintain the financial records for the ventures under the BDO and prepare management accounts 
  • Develop facilities and service standards, and monitor the ventures under the BDO to ensure improvements and audit same 
  • Audit the ventures under the BDO to ensure compliance with contractual arrangements 
  • Prepare and manage the budgets of the BDO and the commercial entities it oversees.

Essential Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Postgraduate qualification in Business Administration with concentration in Finance and/or Accounting; 
  • Sound knowledge and experience in financial and management accounting; 
  • Sound knowledge and experience in business development and strategic planning; 
  • At least 3 years work experience at a managerial level analysing and writing commercial project proposals for funding/business consultancy/business development; 
  • Competency in conducting feasibility assessments and market research; 
  • Strong competency in the following areas; Microsoft Office Suite, Risk Management, Business Process Analysis and design, Project Management including familiarity with PM software.

Abilities, Skills and Attributes: 

  • Demonstrate clear understanding of finance and accounting principles, application, and analysis 
  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate insights and opinions around business problems, identify business opportunities and pre-empt problems 
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, court and transform from prospect into client and/or successful venture/project; 
  • Possess excellent communication, time management and coordinating skills.

The University thanks all applicants. However, due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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