Chief Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Ref. MU/ADM/01/6/2024

  • The Chief Finance Officer shall, under the general direction of the Vice-Chancellor, be the technical person responsible for the financial matters of the University,

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Finance Officer shall be responsible for:-

  • Providing guidance on the implementation of financial policies and procedures in the University;
  • Formulation and implementation of financial strategies for the University;
  • Organizing, controlling and supervising Finance and Accounting Units of the University;
  • Reviewing, planning, coordinating, designing, implementing and developing accounting services and systems in the University;
  • Timely submission of annual University financial statements and reports;
  • Setting and maintaining high Accounting Standards in the University; and
  • Advising the University Management Board on all financial matters.


For appointment to this position, a candidate must:-

  • Be a holder of an earned Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts or Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field;
  • Have a Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or any other related field;
  • Have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (K), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification and be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and in good standing;
  • Have at least ten (10) years of experience four (4) of which should have been served as Chief Accountant or Deputy Chief Finance Officer or its equivalent in a university setting or public institution;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership, and coordination and organizational capabilities at top management level;
  • Must comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of The Constitution of Kenya, 2010, by attaching to the application relevant certificates from the following bodies;
    • Kenya Revenue Authority;
    • Higher Education Loans Board;
    • National Police Service (Certificate of Good Conduct);
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
    • An Approved Credit Reference Bureau.
  • Provide evidence of information communication technology skills; and meet any other requirements as may be set by Council.
  • An earned Doctorate degree from a recognized universily, majoring in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent will be an added advantage
  • A certificate in strategic leadership or management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks’ from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

How To Apply

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions. Interested applicants should forward ten (10) copies of application package, including updated Curriculum Vitae giving details of the applicant’s age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact and email address,
names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates, transcripts and testimonials. The reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated on both the application
letter and the envelope,

Applications should be addressed to:-

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics,

Research, Extension & Student Affairs
Moi University,

P.O Box 3900-30100,


(Teaching Positions)


Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Planning & Strategy
Moi University,

P.O Box 3900-30100,


(Non -Teaching Positions)

so as to reach him not later than Monday 8th July, 2024 at 5,00 p.m. Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference to the above address. The
referees should write and send their recommendations under sealed envelopes within three weeks from the date of this advertisement. For those in employment, applications should be channelled through their Heads of Departments,