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Manager Finance Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Manager Finance

Ref: No. FD/01/11
Department / Section: Finance
Reports To: Director Corporate
Job Purpose: To plan and direct all aspects of financial management, revenue administration and the efficient administration of the finance department; organize and direct accounting budgeting, investment of funds and revenue administration; exercise oversight over payment of bills payroll and all other vouchers for payment, direct implementation of accounting systems and procedures and prepare financial statements and reports for decision making.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Formulate and implement effective financial management policies, procedures, practices, processes and systems as approved by the Board of Directors
§  Develop, disseminates, reviews and monitors implementation and policies, guidelines and procedures that ensure control of the company’s financial resources and integrity of financial and accounting reporting systems
§  Ensure various payments to staff, suppliers/creditors and other payees are timely and correctly effected by providing the necessary approvals and signing payment cheques amongst others
§  Manage and develop staff in the department and ensure proper usage of other company resources
§  Coordinate the preparation of tax returns to ensure compliance with statutory requirements
§  Ensure efficient workflow in a work environment that fosters high degree of personal integrity, teams spirit and outstanding work standards
§  Plan and coordinate the timely preparation of annual work plans and budgets and guide implementation including effective internal controls
§  Coordinate and monitor the Authority’s investment of surplus funds, accounting records, inventories and advise on possible solution
§  Coordinate the preparation of tax returns to ensure compliance Tax Acts and statutory requirement
§  Supervise the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial and accounting statements on timely basis for submission to external auditors as required by law.
§  Carry out any other duties within their competence assigned by the Director General
§  A Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) or equivalent business related degree from a recognized university.
Professional qualifications: CPA (K)/ACCA
§  A Masters degree in a related field from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
§  At least 5 years in senior financial management including experience in formulating and implement accounting and internal control systems in an accounting and financial role.
Knowledge and skills
§  Knowledge of the International Financial Reporting Standards
§  Ability to meet the deadlines of various reporting requirements
§  Knowledge, acquired through practical experience, of one or more accounting systems
§  Capable of building the finance team, identifying and developing future professionals
§  Counselling skills required to advise others on the utilization and allocation of financial resources
§  High integrity, independent, computer literate, honest, excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership skills, analytical, assertive and good negotiating skills.
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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