Friday, May 16, 2014

Finance Officer, Kengen

Kengen Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme seeks to fill the vacant position of a Finance Officer immediately.

The job holder: The Finance Officer will ensure that the Scheme’s financial resources are managed in a procedural and ethical manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

The job holder duties and responsibilities are outlined as follows:
  • Reports to the Head of Finance, Investment & Property
  • Preparation of annual Scheme Budget and presenting it to the Board of Trustees for approval.
  • Actively manage and monitor pension scheme cash requirements
  • Ensure payments (Accounts payable) are properly controlled and promptly settled.
  • Ensure prompt collection of accounts receivable for all scheme revenue streams.
  • Maintenance of Books of Accounts for Projects, Properties, and fund accounts to Final Accounts.
  • To monitor all investment transactions and reconciling Custodian and Fund Managers reports on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare the scheme staff payroll, and ensure timely disbursements and payroll reconciliations.
  • Preparation of monthly Bank reconciliation Statements for all scheme bank accounts.
  • Maintenance of Scheme Fixed Assets registers.
  • Filing of all Tax and VAT returns as per KRA regulations and guidelines in force.
  • Ensure safe custody of all supplier and contractors contract agreements and service level agreements.
  • Responsible for the safe custody of all accountable documents and records.
  • Preparation of Scheme Monthly and Quarterly reports and accounts.
  • Preparation of year end Scheme final accounts
  • Facilitate Audits and ensure legal and professional compliance.
  • Preparation of Ad hoc reports as may be required by the scheme from time to time.
  • Other financial tasks as required by the scheme.
  • And any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

The job holder must possess:
  • A Degree in Business Administration or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) or ACCA finalist.
  • At least 7 years working experience.
  • Ability to supervise an accounting team.
  • Should be confident, a self starter, with the ability to operate ¡n a dynamic environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good attention to detail, good judgment showing logical decision making and a hands on approach.
  • Computer literate with good excel skills and solid understanding of accounting software principles.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with accounting packages.
  • Strong decision making abilities.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills.
If you qualify and up to the challenge, please submit your application through email, along with a detailed CV, stating your current position and remuneration, copies of certificates and testimonials so as to reach us on or before 29th May 2014 addressed to:

Trust Secretary
KenGen Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme,