KEMRI Assistant Director

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979.

It is one of the leading health research institutes in Africa responsible for carrying out research in Kenya.

KEMRI seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative and experienced person to fill the following position:-

Assistant Director, Finance

The main responsibility will be to oversee timely and accurate preparation of accounting and financial management information necessary to control income and expenditure as well as meet internal, statutory and donor reporting requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provision of leadership and mentorship in Finance

  • Development, implementation and monitoring of a robust financial system in conformity with international financial reporting standards

  • Formulation, control and coordination of financial procedures and regulations in conformity with relevant Government laws and regulations

  • Development and implementation of prudent internal accounting and financial checks and controls

  • Development and management of internal budgetary controls in collaboration with other departments within the Institute

  • Budgetary planning with MTEF in liaison with line Government Ministries and relevant sectors

  • Preparation of financial quarterly/annual reports in line with the Public Service Performance Contracting guidelines

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting/ Finance; CPA (K) or equivalent

  • MBA/MSc (Accounts/Finance), Diploma in Health Service Administration, experience in Public Sector Accounts and Financial Management are added advantages.

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in Accounts & Finance in a large organization with an annual budget of over KShs.2 billion.

  • Not less than 5 years experience in a senior managerial position.

  • Between 30 to 50 years of age.

  • In-depth knowledge in computerized accounting and financial software applications.

  • Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

  • Ability to represent the Institute at a senior level in a professional manner with tact and diplomacy at National and International levels

  • Strong writing and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Team player with the ability to work with multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural stakeholders

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks with tight deadlines

    Application Deadline: 24th July

    For more information and application, visit: KEMRI Assistant Director Website

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