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Finance Manager Job in Kenya

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) is a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital. 

It is a leading educational publisher established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 and mandated to advance education and knowledge through competitive publishing and provision of scholarships. 

The scholarships are extended to bright and needy secondary school students.

In pursuit of its mission and guided by the vision of being the premier publishing house in Eastern Africa and a leading scholarship provider to the needy in Kenya, the Foundation is looking for a suitably educated, trained, experienced, self-driven and motivated individual with exceptional creativity, enthusiasm and energy to fill the following vacant position:

Job Title: Manager, Finance

Job Ref: JKF/FIN/MF/2015/001

1 Position

Reports to: General Manager, Finance & ICT
Job Group: 10
Supervises: Senior Accountants
Key Responsibilities
  • To deputize the General Manager Finance & ICT.
  • To ensure timely preparation of long-terms plans, budgets and cash flow forecasts.
  • To liaise with the Kenya National Audit Office during statutory audits and assist in managing all statutory audit queries pertaining to overall financial management and control at the Foundation in consultation with the Finance Manager.
  • To ensure all internal controls are adhered to while examining all payments by the organization.
  • To ensure procurement procedures are adhered to while examining LPO’s by the organization.
  • To ensure periodic maintenance and updating of the fixed asset register and testing the accuracy and reasonableness of the rates of depreciation charged.
  • To ensure generation of quality management reports and analysis that will facilitate decision making and cost control in JKF.
  • To ensure practice of good quality stock management controls and reporting.
  • To ensure proper management of the Foundation bank accounts and that bank reconciliation and cash position are done on a daily basis.
  • To ensure that all revenue realizable to JKF is timely and accurately.
  • Recorded proper management of debtors within reasonable debtor days.
  • To assist the ERP users in maintenance of the various modules in liaison with the IT Manager.
  • To ensure adequate liquidity position at all times to facilitate prompt payment of suppliers, authors, and employees.
  • To ensure VAT refund claims are paid within a reasonable period.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Finance Manager.
To be appointed to this position, one must have
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • CPA(K)/ACCA qualification
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • A member of ICPAK or any other internationally recognized accounting body in good standing.
  • Proficiency in use of computerized accounting packages (Preferably Syspro)
  • Must be conversant with International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, effective time management, leadership and organizational skills.
  • At least 5 years as Senior Accountant or equivalent.

Additional Information

The position is permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Those who had previously applied for the position need not apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to download and fill in the JKF Job Application Form

eMail the filled-in application form to: 

Please note that the Application Forms should not be accompanied by testimonials. 

The closing date for receipt of the forms is Friday, 10th July, 2015.

Persons living with HIV and AIDS, disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

We are ISO 9001:2008 certified

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