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Finance and Accounts Officer Job in Kenya

JKUAT Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme

Job Vacancy: Finance and Accounts Officer
The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme [‘The Scheme’], one of the leading Benefit Scheme in Kenya with high fund value, is seeking to recruit a qualified, competent and highly motivated, results oriented candidate to fill the position of a Finance and Accounts Officer.
The successful candidate will oversee and implement all financial scheme activities and functions to ensure all assets are safeguarded as well as deliver efficient and effective services to members while complying with industry and statutory regulations and guidelines.
Requirements
The candidate shall meet the following minimum requirements:
·         Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Finance or Accounting,
·         CPA(K),
·         Five (5) year’s work experience in a busy pension Scheme or reputable organization,
·         A track record of success and performance characterized by vision and strategic thought, rapid growth and service delivery.
OR
·         Bachelor of Business Administration or Economics from a recognized institution,
·         CPA(K),
·         Seven (7) year’s work experience in a busy pension Scheme or reputable organization,
·         A track record of success and performance characterized by vision and strategic thought, rapid growth and service delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Finance and Accounts Officer are:
·         Preparation of Scheme Financial reports to ensure they are ready and comply with the set reporting deadlines and standards.
·         Maintaining and testing proper financial and operational controls, systems and records.
·         Monitoring controls for financial efficiency and manage cash flow to ensure optimal cash levels.
·         Preparation of the Budgets and overseeing the implementation of the approved budgets
·         Ensuring timely delivery and review of reports from service providers within the set standards and procedures.
·         Ensuring compliance to statutory obligations.
·         Any other duties that may be assigned by the Fund Administrator or Trustees from time to time.
Core Competencies
The following core competencies and skills shall be required for the position: –
Technical
·         Knowledge of tax laws and RBA regulations
·         Experience in IFRS and Public Finance Management Act, 2012
·         Reporting and analytical skills.
How to Apply
i. Each application shall be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials and relevant supporting documents.
ii. Applicants must submit valid clearances from the following:
a. Kenya Revenue Authority;
b. Higher Education Loans Board;
c. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
d. Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct) and
e. Credit Reference Bureau.
iii. Applications with accompanying documents should be addressed to:
The Chairman, Board of Trustees,
JKUAT Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme
One Padmore Place 13th floor, George Padmore Road, Kilimani
P.O. Box 291-01001 Kalimoni.
OR sent by email to pension@jkuat.ac.ke
Note: The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme (“The Scheme”) is an equal opportunity employer.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline for receipt of application is 21st August 2019

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