Office of the Controller of Budget County Budget Coordinator - Jobs in Kenya

Office of the Controller of Budget County Budget Coordinator - Jobs in Kenya

Reports to: Principal Fiscal Analyst, County Governments

Direct Reports: Assistant County Budget Coordinators

Indirect Reports: N/A

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for advising the Controller of Budget on effective methods of county budget implementation, facilitating authorizations of withdrawals from the County Revenue Fund and other public funds. The holder is responsible for preparation of statutory and special reports on Budget Implementation.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

I. Duties and Responsibilities will entail:-

  • Providing technical support to the Parliamentary and County Assembly Committees on matters raised in the COB’s reports;

  • Verifying, preparing, and processing supporting documentation for withdrawals requests for approval by the controller of budget;

  • Preparing quarterly, annual and special reports on budget implementation for both the County Executive and County Assemblies.

  • Preparing budget implementation reports for the County Governments in accordance with Article 228 (6) of the Constitution;

  • Carrying out investigations and preparing reports emanating from County Governments on any matters that have come to the attention of the Controller of Budget in accordance with Article 252(1)(a);

  • Reviewing County Fiscal Strategy Paper and making recommendations;

  • Reviewing draft budget estimates and making recommendations;

  • Reviewing budget planning documents and making

  • Maintaining and updating implementations of resolutions matrices derived from OCOB national government reports;

  • Implementing and reviewing strategies, frameworks, work plans, legislation, policies, guidelines, procedures, and regulations for the

  • Analyzing data for the development, implementation, and review of policies, procedures, and regulations on budget implementation,
    national government;

  • Conducting regular training to key staff on budget implementation and exchequer processes as specified by OCOB;

  • Reconciling the Exchequer Control Ledgers to Appropriation Acts and preparing monthly reports on withdrawals from the County Revenue Fund. Monitor and analyze revenue performance by the County
    Governments and prepare monthly reports;

  • Undertaking variance analysis on regular basis on the withdrawal from County Revenue Fund and Approved Budget and Actual Expenditure and preparing reports and advising on mitigation

  • Undertaking monthly reviews of the cash book and vote books reports of the County Government;

  • Preparing and updating programmes and projects databases and conducting periodic monitoring of county programmes and projects and prepare projects implementation status reports;

  • Developing partnerships with key offices and stakeholders; and

  • Organizing public participation programs to disseminate information on budget implementation in the counties.

    Job Dimensions:

    I. Financial Responsibility

  • Reviewing of County Government Exchequer Requests (Kshs 8 billion)

  • Preparing and monitoring the execution of OCOB county office budget

    II. Responsibility for Physical Assets

    Responsible for the assets assigned by the office of the Controller of Budget as per office’s asset register

    III. Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Financial

  • Analytical

  • Operational

    IV. Working Conditions

    Is exposed to minimum disagreeable conditions. The job holder has normal office facilities which include own office with desk and access to a telephone.

    The role is predisposed to risk of prosecution arising from incomplete/inaccurate information published which may result in
    false or misleading reports and wrong decisions being made as well as arising from loss of funds due to approval process.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Finance,
    Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or equivalent;

  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body e.g. Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    At least three (3) years’ experience in a relevant field

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies /Attributes:

  • Proficiency in computer applications

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

    Terms And Conditions Of Service

    The terms of service for each position are as specified in the Job Description. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package.

    Application Process

    Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.

    Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, home county, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, together with copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.

    You should also provide the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application.

    Upon being successful and granted an offer of employment, successful candidates must present clearances and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following;

  • Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)

  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB

  • Clearance Form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

    Applications should be sent by post or hand delivered to our office addressed to:

    The Controller of Budget
    Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
    P.O Box 35616-00100 Nairobi

    so as to reach the Office of the Controller of Budget not later than 27th September, 2022 at 5.00pm.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Office of the Controller of Budget County Budget Coordinator - Jobs in Kenya

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