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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 17, 2022
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  • The history of COMESA began in December 1994 when it was formed to replace the former Preferential Trade Area (PTA) which had existed from the earlier days of 1981. COMESA (as defined by its Treaty) was established ‘as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources fo...
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    Finance Officer – P3

    JOB PURPOSE 

    To manage and control activities consisting of General Ledgers and Cash Books; Creditors and Payments and Staff Payments to maintain finance/accounting records and adhere to the existing Financial Rules, Regulations and Procedures, Procurement Rules and Staff Rules in order to safeguard COMESA Secretariat’s financial resources.

    MAIN DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

    Under the direct Supervision of the Director of Budget and Finance, the job holder shall, inter alia, be responsible for the following functions:

    • Submits accounting section work plan and budget inputs in order to secure approval for resources required to implement accounting activities in line with the Division mandate;
    • Maintains books of accounts in order to provide up to date accounting information/records to inform decisions made by executive management;
    • Reviews and approves Monthly Bank Reconciliations to ensure bank accounts and funds are secured and transactions comply with Financial Rules and Regulations;
    • Reviews and approves Monthly Fixed Assets and Stock Inventories reconciliations to ensure that fixed assets and inventories are accounted for;
    • Collaborates with Internal and External auditors in order to ensure that auditors have the required information/documents to complete audits within prescribed deadlines;
    • Reviews monthly Staff Payroll reconciliations in order to authorize transfer of staff salaries to individual bank accounts;
    • Reviews Creditors’ Reconciliations in order to authorize payments to settle invoices due to eligible creditors;
    • Motivates and engages staff in order to build a high performing team through coaching, communication and providing frequent feedback on work;
    • Appraises staff performance in the section to ensure achievement of section objectives supports Division Strategy;
    • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Director of Budget and Finance or the Assistant Secretary General (Administration and Finance) from time to time.

    Minimum Academic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree with specialization in Accounting /Finance and/or Master’s in accounting/ Business Administration/ Finance.

    Professional Certifications/qualifications:

    • Full membership of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or any of the International Professional Accountancy Bodies with good standing membership in a national Accountancy regulating body.

    Specialized Knowledge:

    • Knowledge in International Accounting Standards (IASs) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRs). Proficient in the use of computers and accounting software relevant to the job.

    Minimum Years of Experience:

    • At least eight (8) years post qualification experience in financial management / accounting in Public or Private Sector or International organization with supervisory experience of at least three (3) years.

    Method of Application

    All application must be submitted to the COMESA coordinating ministry in kenya

    Honourable Betty Maina, CBS
    Cabinet Secretary
    Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Development
    Social Security House, BLOCK ‘A’
    P.O. BOX 30547-00100
    Kenyatta Avenue
    NAIROBI

    All application must reach the coordinating ministry by 17th June 2022

    Interested and qualified? Go to Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on www.comesa.int to apply

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