This office has been established according to the University Charter(2007) under section 6 Sub-section 1-6. Prior to the establishment of the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), it was known as Office of the Registrar. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance) abbreviated as DVC (A&F) is an appointment position, appointed by the chancellor on the advice of council and Senate. The Office of DVC (A&F) is the overseer of all matters pertaining administration and Finance for the entire university.

This office is comprises of the following Administrative Departments: Administration Department, Finance Department, Planning Department, Dean of Students office, SUA Health Services, Security Department, Estates Department, University Farm, Sports and Games Unit.