Main Purpose of the Role
The overall objective is to efficiently support Executive Management and to underpin the operational and commercial performance of the University. As part of the decision-making team, the role provides direct support to Executive Management and the Board. Based in Gaborone, the Director, Financial Operations will be primarily expected to lead the finance team and ensure that it performs all its core functions efficiently.
Reporting to: Vice President, Business Development & Corporate Services
Direct Reports: [Finance Manager, Management Accountant, Team Leaders (AP & AR), Ledger Reconciliation Clerks etc.
Scope: Accounting Control, Finance, Tax & Compliance, Management Reporting, financial forecasting and budgeting, Business Analytics, Administrative Support to Executive Management/ Board Members and other Delegated Functions.


Required Skills and Experience:
Applicants will need to fulfill the following criteria:
  • Qualified Professional ACCA/CIMA/CPA or equivalent
  • Must be registered with the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience within Finance/ Accounting
  • Minimum 3 years’ management experience as Finance Director/ Controller/Manager
  • Experienced in Tax, Audit and Shareholder issues
  • Educational sector experience, will be an advantage

Company profile

Background: BA ISAGO is an ambitious and leading private tertiary education institution on a continuous growing business
path. As an established brand, the University continues to expand its platform and is increasingly acquiring complex operations, sophisticated financial arrangements and facing significant commercial imperatives necessitating the deployment of dynamic individuals, with high skills set, who must be diligent, forward thinking and committed to successfully executing the goals set by Board.

Closing date and application instructions

Start Date: As soon as possible. As a newly created role, readily available applicants will be preferred. Applications must include a cover / motivation letter, an up-to-date CV with current employment status, notice period and salary to: and
Employment Contract Structure: The role has an interim/probation period of six (6) months subject to specific targets and performance measurement. Upon successful completion of interim term, the successful candidate, having proven himself/herself should be in a position to enjoy a highly rewarding long-term career with BA ISAGO via a long-term 5-year renewable contract, limited only by the candidate’s own capabilities and commercial circumstances permitting.
Deadline for submission of applications: 25th July 2016
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the closing date.
All correspondence to be forwarded to the
The Director, Human Resources Department
Private Bag 149 Kgale View Postnet, Gaborone
Tel +267 3957744; Fax +267 3957709

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