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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2017
    Deadline: Aug 25, 2017
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    The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) is a professional body for certified public accountants (CPAs) in Kenya. ICPAK is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants and the Pan African Federation of Accounting.
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    Public Policy Analyst

    Grade 6
    Job Ref: ICPAK 004/2017
    The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) which was established in 1978 is the professional organization for Certified Public Accountants in Kenya.

    ICPAK draws its mandate from the Accountants Act No. 15 of 2008 and has been dedicated to the development and regulation of the accountancy profession in Kenya to enhance its contribution and that of its members to national economic growth and development.
    In its endeavour on institutional strengthening, ICPAK is seeking to recruit a dynamic, self-driven and results oriented individual to fit in a team that will propel it to a World Class Professional Accountancy Institute.

    Job Summary: The Public Policy Analyst is responsible for positioning the Institute as an influential public interest leader in accountability and economic governance.

    The Public Policy Analyst shall report to the Senior Manager, Public Policy and Governance and shall perform the following essential duties and responsibilities as stated here below:

    1. Lobby on behalf of members on matters that create value to them through;

    (i) Holding consultative meetings with a view to fostering working relationships with identified institutions to add value to members.

    1. Thought Leadership and stakeholder engagement

    (i) Developing position papers on matters of ICPAK’s expertise.
    (ii) Representing the Institute in key national forums and events.
    (iii) Developing opinion pieces in the local dailies on matters concerning ICPAK, public finance, accountability and the economy at large;
    (iv) Develop and maintain close working relationships and dialogue with Parliament, Government Ministries and other Regulatory bodies with a view to enhancing the public interest role of the Institute.

    3. Advise the office of the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury on Accountability and Governance within the Public Sector through;
    (i) Developing memorandums on key governance, accountability and public finance issues in the country.
    (ii) Arrange meetings with the National Treasury and its departments on matters affecting the Institute.

    1. Contribute to development of Kenya’s legislative frame work in areas of our expertise

    (i) Undertake review of money/Finance Bills and other relevant pieces of legislation.
    (ii) Proactively develop Bills for consideration on core issues affecting accountancy profession and the economy at large.
    (iii)Review for amendment of the relevant enacted pieces of legislation

    1. Strengthen and promote the global recognition of the CPAK brand

    (i) Proactively recruit members with the relevant expertise to represent the Institute in the County, national and International forums and organizations.

    1. Contribute to the implementation of devolution in Kenya

    (i) Lobby for appointments of accountants in both the national and county governments.
    (ii) Strengthen and build capacity of the institute branches to enable them support operational excellence at the county.
    (iii)Undertake a base line survey on the level of county preparedness to effectively take up devolved functions.

    Person Profile

    Skills Required

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Information Communication Technology (ICT) savvy
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Project management skills, with ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple work streams concurrently
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Analytical skills

    Key Competencies and Personal Attributes
    The successful candidate shall demonstrate the following personal attributes:

    • Ability to manage multiple tasks, organize priorities and meet deadlines
    • Capable of working in a team and with others at all levels of the organization, as well as with external stakeholders, and across multiple cultures
    • Strong sense of responsibility and ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Flexible and able to handle changing priorities while remaining calm under pressure
    • Proactive, service-oriented attitude
    • Able to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information into summaries
    • Competency in accounting packages is preferred

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • A holder of Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Management, Economics or its equivalent
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of ICPAK in good standing will be an added advantage
    • A minimum of five (5) years working experience
    • At least four (4) years relevant work experience (e.g., in policy formulation, policy analysis, accounting professional practice or accounting environment).

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should email their application letter accompanied with a detailed CV in PDF format clearly indicating their current and expected salary to the following email address:

    Applications should be received on or before close of business on Friday 25th August, 2017.

    ICPAK is an equal opportunity employer and qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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