Office of the Controller of Budget Manager Finance and Accounts - Jobs in Kenya

Office of the Controller of Budget Manager Finance and Accounts - Jobs in Kenya

Reports to:: Chief Manager - Finance & Accounts

Direct Reports: 1) Finance Officers ; 2) Accountants

Indirect Reports: Accounts Assistant

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for ensuring prudent and optimum utilization of OCOB’s funds and preparing financial reports. The officer is also responsible for managing the financial resources of the OCOB through preparation and submission of financing proposals to the government and other financing agencies.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

I. Duties and Responsibilities will entail:-

  • Maintaining practical cost accounting and internal control systems and procedures;

  • Identifying, measuring, analyzing and interpreting accounting information to facilitate decision-making;

  • Ensuring the safety of accountable documents;

  • Carrying out variance analysis and advising management;

  • Designing and implementing effective accounting systems;

  • Maintaining book of debtors, debt accounts and monitoring payments;

  • Managing accounting information, which includes coordination and rationalization of estimates, annual appropriation and fund accounts,
    cash flow control and cost analysis;

  • Overseeing commitment of funds and expenditure trends; and

  • Providing accurate and timely management accounting reports and business performance data.

    Job Dimensions:

    I. Financial Responsibility

  • Process payments and committal transactions (Kshs 700 Million)

  • Signatory to the OCOB operational bank accounts (Mandatory Signatory)

    II. Responsibility for Physical Assets

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

  • Responsible for safe custody of assets register

    III. Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Financial,

  • Analytical

  • Advisory

  • Strategic

  • Operational

    IV. Working Conditions

    Is exposed to minimum disagreeable conditions. The jobholder has normal office facilities which include own office with desk and access to a personal computer (PC) and 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: - Commerce (Accounting Option), Business Administration (Accounting Option), Business Management (Accounting Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA K) by Kenya Accountants and Secretaries Examination Board (KASNEB) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

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

  • Certificate in a management course
    lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    At least six (6) 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; and

  • 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 Manager Finance and Accounts - Jobs in Kenya

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