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  • Posted: Feb 23, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
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    Welcome to the South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU). The University is a fully fledged University and is the successor to the South Eastern University College (SEUCO) which was a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi. The University has undergone tremendous growth since inception in 2008. The current student population stands at around 6,000 s...
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    Finance Officer

    Job Description/Requirements



    Finance Department (Finance Officer Grade 15)

    • Responsible to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance, Planning and Development for the following functions:
    • Implementation of an adequate accounting system as a means of maintaining sound financial records which must recognize, calculate, classify, post summaries and report transactions.
    • Implementation of an effective system of internal control of orderly and efficient conduct of business including adherence to University policies, the safe guarding of assets, the prevention of fraud and errors, the accuracy and timely submission of annual financial statements and accounts.
    • Training and development of accounting staff in the department.
    • Timely production of the University budgets and financial management reports.
    • The management of the University investments in accordance with the University Act.
    • Coordinate Staff performance Appraisals in the Finance Department.
    • Efficient organization and management of Expenditure, Salaries & Wages, Budgetary Control, Reconciliation, Students Finance, Cash Office, Personal Claims, University farms, Schools & Revenues, Income Generation Units and Research Funds.
    • Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance Planning and Development or Vice Chancellor from time to time.

    Requirements for appointment

    • PhD degree in Finance/Accounting or its equivalent
    • A registered member of ICPAK.
    • Practical knowledge of ICT accounting packages is mandatory.
    • Proficiency in ERP modules.
    • CPA (K)


    • Master of Business Adminstration (Finance/Accounting option) or its equivalent
    • CPA (K).
    • Fifteen (15) years experience, three (3) at the level of Deputy Finance Officer Grade 14 or its equivalent.
    • A registered member of ICPAK.
    • Practical knowledge of ICT accounting packages is mandatory.
    • Proficiency in ERP modules.
    • Have outstanding professional competence in Financial Management.
    • Demonstrated high administrative capabilities.
    • Compliant with Chapter Six of the Constitution.


    1. South Eastern Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
    2. Shortlisted candidates will be required to have current clearance certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
    3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Method of Application

    Applications, in ten (10) copies, should be addressed to:

    The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Human Resource Management
    South Eastern Kenya University
    P.O. BOX 170-90200,

    So as to be received on or before Friday, 5th March, 2021.

    SEKU is an equal opportunity employer

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