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Financial Controller Job Vacancy

The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a multi-disciplinary state corporation whose core mandate is identification, preservation, conservation and development of Kenya’s rich and diverse heritage. 

We are seeking to recruit exceptional Kenyans with strong administrative, organizational and leadership skills and extensive experience in areas of specialization to fill the positions below:

Financial Controller

Ref: NMK /HR/FC 02/14

Reporting to the Director General, the Financial Controller will be entrusted with planning, monitoring and implementation of the organization’s financial and accounting management strategy
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Overall co-ordination, control and direction of the NMK’s financial resources and policies;
  • Accounting and coordinating of budget estimates, formulating and planning;
  • Preparing financial management and project accounts;
  • Carrying out budgeting forecasting; ensuring compliance by use of appropriate accounting systems, standards and procedures;
  • Maintaining statutory accounts and preparing appropriate financial reports to the management, Board of Directors, the Government of Kenya and Donors;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective internal control systems;
  • Liaising with Treasury through the Parent Ministry on all Government of Kenya policy matters relating to financial management;
  • Liaising with external auditors, the National Audit office and the Controller and Auditor
  • General on financial management issues.
Requirements for Appointment
  • An MBA, a university degree plus full professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA
  • Be a member of ICPAK-K
  • Have served in a senior Finance or Accountant position in the Public Service or a large private sector organization for a period of not less than five (5) years;
  • Thorough knowledge of Finance and Accounting principles, procedures and practices
  • Experience in computerized accounting and auditing systems
  • Excellent communication skills.
Terms: Initial appointment will be on a three-year contract, which will be renewable based on output and mutual agreement.

Salary Grade:

Salary Scale: KES. 96,590 – 134,205 per month, a house allowance of KES. 40,000 per month and other incentives.

How to Apply

All applications should be clearly labeled with the name of the position applied for both on the envelope and on the cover letter and include copies of the following documents: A cover letter, detailed resume, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, other relevant supporting documents and names and addresses of three (3) referees (include telephone contact and email).

Applications should be addressed to: The Office of the Director General, National Museums of Kenya. Hand- delivered applications should be dropped in a box marked “Applications” located at the Nairobi National Museum, main gallery security office.

Electronic applications shall be in PDF format, with the subject line being the position applied for and sent to:

All applications should reach us not later than Monday 5th January 2015 at 12 noon.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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