Friday, July 12, 2013

Finance and Investments Manager

Finance Careers in Kenya.

Finance and Investments Manager
The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established in 1997 to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country as well as developing the required human and institutional capacities by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building for the achievement of national development goals.

It is governed by the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006.
The Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Finance and Investments Manager
Ref. No FIM/13

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance & Investments Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial control and reporting by providing appropriate financial advice and undertaking related financial administration and management.

Grade: KIP 3
Division: Finance & Investment
Supervisor: Executive Director
Supervisory Responsibilities: Accountant, Assistant Accountant

Key Responsibilities
Oversees all Finance functions including those necessary for auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, capital asset and property management in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, financial policies and procedures, and all other applicable rules and guidelines.
Providing financial management advise to KIPPRA board and management;
Monitoring, analyzing, and interpreting KIPPRA’s financial performance evaluation reports and making recommendations to management on policy changes
Prudent management of finance, and physical assets of the organization; preparing monthly/quarterly financial projection, statements and budgets; exercising expenditure controls of the organization;
Supervising accounting activities; updating management reports; monitoring and evaluating implementation of the statutory mandate; and
Working in close consultation with Executive Director on all financial management issues

Qualifications & Attributes
A Masters degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Finance.
Certified Public Accountant CPA (K). Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) is an added advantage.
Minimum of 10 years three (3) of which must be in a Finance/Accounting managerial role.
Experience in donor fund accounting desirable.
Accounting Softwares: Working knowledge of accounting software packages and Microsoft Office applications.
Ability to work independently, as well as in a team.
Ability to write clear and concise reports.

Terms and Application Procedure
KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.
Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

The application should be addressed to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square,


All email applications should be sent to:

Applications should reach not later than close of business 26th July 2013.