Office of the Controller of Budget Principal Fiscal Analyst - National Government Jobs in Kenya

Office of the Controller of Budget Principal Fiscal Analyst - National Government Jobs in Kenya


Job Purpose

  • The holder of this position is responsible for advising management on effective methods
    of budget implementation. Facilitates authorization of withdrawals from Public Funds
    and prepares statutory and special reports on budget implementation.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Monitors the implementation of the National Government’s budgets and advises on budgeting and budget implementation matters accordingly

  • Develops and implements guidelines and procedure manuals for exchequer requisitions by National Government

  • Reviews exchequer requests from the Consolidated Fund and any other public fund which by Act of Parliament requires approval of the Controller of Budget

  • Implements and enforces usage of formats of requisitions and approval of funds as approved by the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (PSASB)

  • Prepares quarterly, annual and special reports on budget implementation on a timely
    basis

  • Engages stakeholders for feedback on Budget Implementation Review Reports (BIRR) and OCOB annual reports and develops templates for the BIRR and OCOB annual reports based on stakeholders’ feedback.

  • Develops and implements quality assurance processes to enhance the quality of reports by the Department.

  • Liaises with PFM stakeholders to promote the use of prescribed financial systems by the National Treasury

  • Coordinates the preparation of special budget implementation reports

  • Assists in coordination of production of user targeted reports such as popular versions of the BIRRs, Swahili Version of BIRR and reports that can be accessible to PWDs

  • Develops and implements policies, systems and procedures for budget implementation reporting

  • Analyses the Debt Management Strategy and advises accordingly

  • Reviews draft budget estimates for the national government and makes appropriate recommendations

  • Reviews national government planning documents including the Budget Policy Statement, Medium Term Expenditure Framework, Budget Review Outlook Paper and makes appropriate recommendations.

  • Mentors, capacity builds and implements performance management on staff in the department

  • Prepares departmental budgets and work plans.

  • Prepares advisory reports to guide management on transfer of funds where the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury stops transfer of funds to a Government entity

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Advises management on budgetary ceilings enforcement measures for compliance with the COB Act, 2016

  • Coordinates preparation of special reports to Parliament, Executive and other entities on need basis

  • Identifies and reports on emerging issues on budget implementation of the Counties and makes recommendations to the Controller of Budget

  • Monitors compliance of budget implementation performance in accordance with
    the law

  • Enforces usage of guidelines and procedures for withdrawal of public funds

  • Ensures timely and accurate preparation of monthly exchequer release reports

  • Develops and reviews budget implementation policies for prudent use of budgetary allocations

  • Enforces budgetary ceilings as approved by Parliament

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

  • Reviews National Government Exchequer Requests (Kshs 2.7 Trillion)

  • Preparation and monitoring the execution of departmental budget

  • Responsibility for Physical Assets Responsible for the assets assigned by the office as per office’s asset register

    Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Financial

  • Analytical

  • Advisory

  • Operational

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent from a
    recognized institution.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent from a
    recognized institution.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA)(K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Investment & Fiscal Analyst or their equivalents.

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

  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program or Advanced level proficiency in managerial skills.

  • Previous relevant work experience required.

  • Six (6) years of relevant work experience in a management position from a reputable
    organization.

    Functional Skills, Behavioural Competencies /Attributes:

  • Good understanding of national development policies, goals and objectives.

  • Knowledge and experience of the Country’s Public Sector Financial Management framework.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Proficiency in computer applications.

  • Knowledge of the budget process.

  • Knowledge of the Controller of Budget Act 2016.

  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Regulations, 2015.

  • Knowledge of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

  • Resource management skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Conciliation, Mediation and Negotiation skills.

  • Team building skills.

  • Problem-solving skills/techniques.

  • Report-writing and presentation skills.

  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Office of the Controller of Budget Principal Fiscal Analyst - National Government Jobs in Kenya


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