7 Jun 2017

Deputy Director Finance - Kenya Forestry Research Institute Jobs


This position is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and controlling the Institute’s
financial resources in accordance with the Government/ Institute’s policies and regulations to ensure that financial resources are properly allocated and utilized towards achieving institutional goals and objectives.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Report to Senior Deputy Director Finance and Administration.
  • Prepare and review detailed budgets for approval by the Senior Deputy Director Finance and administration in conjunction with the Director and/or appropriate Sub Committee of Board of Directors.
  • Advise on the proper allocation of financial resources across the Institute in various priority areas in line with the available resources in order to meet institutional goals.
  • Ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met in relation to submissions for funding, for research and any other initiatives.
  • Develop the Institute’s funding base to secure present and future service delivery.
  • Participate in the Formulation and development of accounting procedures and regulations to ensure that accounting standards are adhered to.
  • Prepare and consolidate the Institutes audit responses for submission by the Director to external auditors to facilitate effective audit exercise.
  • Advice the Senior Deputy Directors on funding issues and stakeholders on future service delivery initiatives and developments in conjunction with the chief resource mobilization officer.
  • Deputize the Senior Deputy Director Finance and Administration when necessary.
  • Sign annual performance contract with the Senior Deputy Director Finance and Administration
  • Prepare Divisional budget

Operational Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all financial obligations are met to enable timely payments.
  • Submit monthly financial reports to the Director/CEO through the Senior Deputy Director Finance and
  • Administration to inform and enable make sound decisions.
  • Develop the Institute’s cash flow plan for effective planning.
  • Ensure that appropriate financial regulations and controls are in place for compliance.
  • Ensure that all finances are properly administered and monitored, including credit control.
  • Maintain/coordinate day to-day the Institutes financial activities to ensure achievement of the Institutes objectives.
  • Signatory to all the Institutes Bank Accounts up to limits as agreed by the institute.
  • Maintain day-to-day financial control of the service within budget heads agreed by the institute.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of financial activities of the Institute.
  • Appraise and supervise the staff in the division to ensure they meet their targets.

Job Requirements

  • At least fifteen (15) years of relevant experience, three (3) of which must be in the grade of Principal Accountant or in a comparable position;
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/ Finance Option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Course or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Valid membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; and
  • Have clearance certificates as contained in Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution 2010 from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and AntCorruption Commission (EACC), Police, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), An approved Credit Reference Bureau and Commission on University Education (CUE) for degrees obtained outside Kenya.

Typical Technical Competencies

  • Computer literacy especially on ACCPAC software.
  • Well versed with IPSAS-International public sector accounting standards.
  • Compliance with Public Finance Management(PFM) Act

How to Apply 
Interested persons should send their applications and attach their Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates and national identification card.

They should also include their day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to reach the undersigned not later than 5.00 PM on 26th June, 2017.

Envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and addressed to:-

The Director/CEO
Kenya Forestry Research Institute
P.O. BOX 20412-00200, City Square,

KEFRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity and Gender Equality.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of required documents will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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