Lecturer - Accounting and Finance

Institute of Business Studies
Port Moresby, Guinea
Competitive salary
05 Sep 2023
04 Oct 2023
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

The Institute of Business Studies (IBS), from its' humble beginning in 1987 as an arm of Nades & Associates primarily providing revision classes for the needs of Papua New Guinea Institute of Accountants (now CPA PNG), has evolved into a private University level Institution over the last 34 years. Today we are one of the largest business schools in the country and off degree programmes in the fields of Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Economics & Development Studies and Information Technology. We also continue to provide study pathways for grade 10 & 11 school leavers including industry accreditations for those seasoned professionals who want to get certified in their field.

Our success is the fruits of our dedicated team committed to making a difference in Papua New Guinea, through their efforts to help educate current and futures citizens on Papua New Guinea.


At IBS we believe that everyone has been gifted with natural talents and learnt skills. Our recruitment process is designed to help candidates understand this and enable us to better match you with a role that you will not only be able to do but enjoy doing. Career progression is also important to us and believes that each employee should be at the driving seat of their career progression - this means your manager will discuss with you where you want to be in the future and be more of a coach for you in terms of giving you feedback on areas you need to work on to be your best and achieve your goals. We also have a lot of staff events that enable us to celebrate as a team and give recognition where it's due.

The Lecturer plays a pivotal role to ensure we have a highly engaged and productive students that enriched through education in unison to prosper in their life goals and achievements. As the gatekeeper of our student's success, you will promote student management best practices that can be easily digested and embraced across the organisation.

The Lecturer is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a modern Academic function that is digital on the inside-harnessing digital + cloud technologies to effectively capture and manage all aspects of delivering the best student experience for the Institution. Overseeing and managing the entire lecturing process, you will ensure all students are engaged both academically and socially to maintain a healthy balance and effectively utilising our finite academic infrastructure resources.

This position incorporates a high degree of unsupervised work; as an outcome-focused person, you will display strong conflict resolution skills and enjoy managing your workload and being part of a productive team.


In a highly student-focused role, the Lecturer should focus on strong collaboration, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills. It is also essential that you understand Global Finance and Accounting best practices, and local industry trends. Lecturer duties will involve managing and monitoring undergraduate programmes. This includes associated operational administration, curriculum development, course materials review and quality management and enhancement. Lecturer duties include but are not limited to the following:

Learning & Teaching
  • Ensure quality of tutor classes and complete the assigned syllabus within the scheduled time
  • Use all the available teaching aids for better understanding and delivery of the units
  • Ensure the benchmark for lectures is achieved in the KPM's at the end of the semester
  • Tutor specific academic subjects to individuals or small groups
  • Monitor student's attendance and progress
  • Use pre-determined Institution resources to deliver the tutoring as outlined

Lesson Preparation, Assessment & Examination Duties
  • Design, develop and prepare and conduct face to face, online and co-operative programs as allocated that inspire strong discussions and keep students interested and engaged
  • Ensure that unit / course design and delivery comply with quality standards and regulations of the University and College
  • Assist in the conduct of examinations (e.g., paper setting, marking, supervision and invigilation)
  • Prepare and Submit DRMS in a timely manner

Student Learning Experience
  • Provide a high-quality learning experience to students, assisting them to achieve prescribed learning outcomes
  • Supervise student projects and academic elements of field trips as and when required
  • Supporting students' extra-curricular activities
  • Coordinate meetings and schedules with tutees as appropriate

Research, Scholarship & Innovation:
  • Engage in research, scholarly activity and/or innovation, subject to the approval of the Head of School
  • Engage with other researchers internally, nationally & internationally to contribute to the research objectives of the respected School and Institutions research centres
  • To engaged in subject and professional research development as required and relevant to support teaching activities
  • Be active and recognised contributor to subject association and relevant professional bodies

Curriculum Development:
  • Develop & produce appropriate learning materials
  • Responsible for designing and delivery of modules and assessment methods
  • Develop course / unit materials of relevance to the highest quality for undergraduate programmes
  • Designing and delivery of Curriculum

General Duties:
  • Attend and present at relevant conferences and share knowledge and insights gained with the other schools when required
  • Liaise closely with teaching, technical and administration
  • Taking administrative responsibilities as requested by your Head of School, Division, and Registrar
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve tutorial skill and continue to grow cultural competence.
  • Provide support as a team member in other operational activities as and when requires
  • Participate in Institutions staff development initiatives relating to learning & teaching



The following criteria is considered to be ESSENTIAL:

  • Master's Degree or Higher in any of the following fields: Finance, Accounting.
  • CPA is an advantage
  • Has 3 years experience in Teaching accounting or finance courses. Specialization in Taxation preferred.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with students and all levels of employees and management
  • Excellent business judgement, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to review programme design on a regular basis to ensure compliance with quality standards and academic regulations and to make alterations where appropriate.
  • Ability to demonstrate equivalent core knowledge in units taken
  • Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • Capacity to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, management, other organizations and external stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate and impart complex conceptual ideas in a variety of way - presentations, reports, journal articles etc.
  • Ability to plan workloads and projects and manage resources effectively
  • Sound Computer skills
  • Good work ethics, of sober habits and with the right attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Great customer focus and team player
  • Excellent active listening and presentation skills
  • Managing succession planning of staff
  • Ability to develop ideas and new student-centered approaches responding to individual learning styles
  • Effective time management skills and attention to detail

The following criteria is considered to be DESIREABLE:

  • Experience working in a tertiary environment
  • Experience in educating and coaching staff
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Demonstrated research skills