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  • Posted: Apr 26, 2022
    Deadline: May 10, 2022
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    The Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) was set up in 2015 as set out in the Kenya National Qualifications Framework (KNQF) act no. 22 of 2014 (and KNQF Regulations, 2018) to help coordinate and harmonize the various levels of education; and to create a database of all qualifications in the country.
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    Head of Finance and Accounts

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least;

    1. A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience eight (8) of which should have been in management; 
    2. Bachelor’s Degree (KNQF Level 7 or equivalent)  in Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management (Finance or Accounting option) or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    3. Master’s Degree (KNQF Level 9) in any of the following: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or their equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution; 
    4. Certified Public Accountant Part III (CPA K) or Associate of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA); 
    5. Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    6. Membership in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body; 
    7. Proficiency in computer applications; 
    8. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


    Key Duties and responsibilities entails;

    1. Managing all issues regarding the financing of Kenya National Qualifications Authority activities; 
    2. Participating in Development and implementation of sound financial management policies and procedures; 
    3. Consolidating the Authority printed budget estimates and revised budget as per guidelines issued by National Treasury; 
    4. Forecasting Annual cash flow requirements and coordinate preparation of annual budgets; 
    5. Scheduling all payments within the Authority budgetary provisions; 
    6. Ensuring Budgetary and cost control by reviewing expenditure returns from departments, prepare variance analysis and recommend corrective action; 
    7. Guiding other departments by interpreting government accounting policy and applying it in all operations of the Authority; 
    8. Planning and coordinating timely preparation of annual Work Plans and budget estimates;
    9. Developing and managing internal controls and compliance; 
    10. Participate in Public Private Partnership program strategies and resource mobilization;
    11. Analyzing and interpret financial reports and other accounting records; 
    12. Ensure prudent and optimal utilization of Authority funds and Assets; 
    13. Managing proper records of financial transactions; 
    14. Overseeing preparation of the final Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with accounting standards and procedures and submission to relevant institutions; 
    15. Reviewing and ensuring timely and accurate preparation of management accounting reports on quarterly and annual basis; 
    16. Maintaining accurate and complete financial record of the Authority and regularly review the financial system; 
    17. Undertaking financial risk management; 
    18. Monitoring and evaluating funds applications and accountability; 
    19. Ensuring compliance with applicable financial statutory obligations and circulars; 
    20. Ensuring proper Revenue and Treasury Management and reporting.

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