The Finance Office is a key part of University of Malawi’s Corporate Services, responsible for providing financial services in an accurate and timely manner. These services include all financial operations at the University. Specifically, the Finance Office has personnel that are responsible for helping to determine the financial strategy for running the University. This is the office that is also responsible for monitoring the financial undertakings – including expenditure and revenue – of all sectors of the University, and periodically reporting the same to the office of the Principal.
The Finance Office also oversees budgeting and budgetary control. This office also lends its expertise to staff and researchers in the areas of payroll and project management.
With the leadership of the University Finance Officer, the Finance Office has a staff complement of competent accountants, auditors, and other qualified individuals who are continually on the lookout for avenues for improving the management of University finances.
In its daily activities, the Finance Office works in cooperation with the University administration, faculties, departments and centres, and University staff in their individual capacities. The aim is to ensure that these stakeholders are serves while also ensuring that University of Malawi has enough financial muscle to achieve its objectives within the provisions made in its financial plans, and in keeping with the country’s legal framework.