University of Eldoret Finance Officer Jobs Kenya

University of Eldoret Finance Officer Jobs Kenya

The University of Eldoret is a public University with nine (9) schools namely; Agriculture and Biotechnology; Business and Management Sciences; Economics; Education; Engineering; Environmental Studies; Human Resource Development; Natural Resource Management and Science.

It has over 20,000 students, 1,500 employees and land measuring 1,057 acres.

The University has a Vision of being a “premier university that is globally visible in knowledge generation and technological innovations” and a Mission of providing high quality education and training in science, agriculture and technology that promotes networking, partnerships and linkages with other institutions and industry”.

The University therefore invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position listed below:

Finance Officer


The ideal candidate: -

  • Must possess Bachelor’s degree in commerce and a Master Degree (Accounting/ Finance) or equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Must possess CPA (K) or equivalent and be registered with ICPAK
  • Must have at least ten (10) years working experience three (3) of which must have been
    in a senior finance position
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results through the appraisal process
  • Have continuous Management training lasting not less than six (6 weeks)
  • Possess proficiency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Must have knowledge in procurement
  • Show evidence of continuous professional
  • Must be able to use relevant Accounting Software and ERP
  • Should be familiar with all aspects of Financial Management, such as Budgeting, Project Accounting, Student Finance, Fixed Asset Management and Financial Reporting

    Duties and responsibilities

  • To head the Finance department of the University and ensure effective accountability to the Vice-Chancellor or his/her appointee for proper
    management and implementation of activities in the Department
  • Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives, and design a framework for these to be met.
  • To ensure the preparation of the University annual budget and ensure that they are aligned with the University’s Strategic plan.
  • Analyse financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budgets.
  • Identify, investigate, and analyse potential operational improvement as appropriate, based on findings; make proposal for operational changes (policy, procedures, processes, etc.)
  • Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to Management while recommending further courses of action.
  • Advise on investment activities and provide strategies that the
    University should take to maintain financial health.
  • Develop trends and projections for the University’s finances and conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities. Liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of institutional finances is maintained.
  • Correspond with various other departments, discussing and agreeing on future paths to be taken.
  • Performing any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (AF) or the Vice-Chancellor from time to time

    How to Apply:

  • Interested applicants should submit ten (10) copies of their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, e-mail address, telephone contacts, postal address, current post, copy of current pay slip, copy of their original National Identification Card (ID), certified copies of academic, professional certificates and testimonials.
  • A soft copy must also be sent to the email addresses provided below.
  • Applicants for grades 14 & 15 to send their applications to the Chairman of Council,
    while those for grades 13 and below to send their applications to the Vice Chancellor.

    All applicants must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya by getting clearances from the following bodies:

  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB);
  • Commission for University Education (CUE) and
  • Current certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service (NPS).
  • They should also provide three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about their competence and areas of specialization, one of which must be a recent/last employer.
  • Applicants are also advised to request their referees to write references directly to the
  • Applications should be received on or before Thursday, 24th January, 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The University of Eldoret is an equal opportunity employer thus, women, persons with disability and minority groups are encouraged to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; University of Eldoret Finance Officer Jobs Kenya

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