The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs.) Olubunmi Ajayi has charged University accountants to be accountable, loyal and trustworthy while discharging their duties.
Prof. (Mrs.) Ajayi gave the charge while declaring open a workshop organized by the Bursary Department of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
The two day workshop which had in attendance senior members of the Bursary, was aimed at improving the capacity of accountants who occupy sensitive and strategic positions in the financial management of the university.
The Acting Vice Chancellor expressed delight at the training which would improve capacity and eliminate costly errors. She identified loyalty, transparency, patience, commitment and trustworthiness as the virtues of an accountant and encouraged them to take advantage of the training to improve their productivity.
Earlier, the Training Manager, Mr. D.O Bello, a Deputy Bursar said “the importance of training to human capital development is neither far-fetched nor can be over emphasized”, adding that an informed individual is useful to himself and the environment.
He added that finance and account take a central position in the running of an organization’s activities, stressing that the targeted participants for the maiden edition of the training workshop were Accountants and Auditors of various Faculties, Directorates and units.
The University Bursar, Mr. Abimbola Titiloye-Owolabi, in his remarks said human resources, knowledge and training were key to enhancing the capacity of staff.
He also said that the choice of the topic “Effective Identification and classification of revenue, was to address some of the requirements for proper processing and recording of revenue and payment of expenditure. He said further that it was arrived at promoting stronger collaboration among the various units in the department, between the Bursary and the Directorate of Internal Audit, and between the Bursary Department and the entire University community.
The Bursar expressed optimism that at the end of the programme, participants would have adequate knowledge on the operations of all the Divisions in the Bursary.
Mr. Owolabi also remarked that in order to guarantee first-class service delivery, Bursary Department must adequately and continuously train staff that would utilize the training development at the time; adding that staff training could be done locally but with a touch of global knowledge and practice.
Head, Directorate of Information and Corporate Affairs