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Scheme Accountant Job in Kenya

Our client, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure established by an Act of Parliament in 1978 with a mandate to maintain, operate, improve and regulate all scheduled sea ports situated along Kenya’s coast line. 

The key focus areas of KPA include capacity expansion, productivity improvement, growth in market share as well as safety and security.

In line with its growth and expansion strategy, KPA is seeking highly organized, analytical and self-driven individuals to fill the following key positions in its establishment:

Scheme Accountant

1 Post
SA 10/1 4

Reporting to the Head of Pension Services, the incumbent will be responsible for managing the scheme accounts and preparing financial statements/reports to the Scheme Trustees.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring quarterly management accounts and reports are prepared;
  • Ensuring budgets, forecasts and other financial plans are prepared;
  • Monitoring financial narrative of actual deviations from planned budgets;
  • Ensuring accurate tax and RBA returns are submitted on time;
  • Planning the capital expenditure functions for the Scheme;
  • Ensuring annual accounts are prepared according to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS), International Accounting Standard (lAS) and RBA rules;
  • Coordinating external audits;
  • Ensuring sound internal audit controls are established and implemented;
  • Ensuring asset registers are maintained for all properties;
  • Ensuring day-to-day overviews of investments in consultation with real Estate Agents and other experts are efficiently done;
  • Ensuring that the Pension Scheme Properties are properly managed; and
  • Ensuring that the Investment Managers invest according to their Mandate consistent with Investment Policy Guidelines.
Skills & Attributes:
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Finance or other relevant field;
  • Masters in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or its equivalent from a recognized professional body;
  • Member of good standing with the Institute of Chartered of Certified Public Accountant (ICPAK) or any other internationally recognized accounting body; and
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar role in a reputable organization.
How to Apply

Interested candidates for the above positions should have excellent ICT and communication skills with the ability to achieve results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting priorities and deadlines.

KPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and female candidates and People Living With Disabilities (PLWD) are encouraged to apply.

If you believe your qualifications and career objectives match any of these exciting roles, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, current remuneration level, email, telephone contacts and quoting the relevant reference number for the position applied for to reach us on or before 24 October 2014 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Muthangari
P.O. Box 40092 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

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