• Career Opportunities at The Capital Markets Authority (CMA)

  • Posted on: 10 February, 2017 Deadline: 24 February, 2017
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  • The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing efficient Capital Markets in Kenya. 

     

    Investigations Officer

     

    REF: DCS / IO/02/ 2017

    Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Investigations, the Investigations Officer will undertake the following:

    • Investigate capital markets financial crimes, conducting forensic analysis of financial data and prepare forensic reports from financial findings
    • Perform forensic research to trace funds and identify assets for recovery
    • Prepare analytical financial information for litigation and testify if need be
    • Receiving complaints from investors and other stakeholders and identify capital market violations to be investigated
    • Formulation of investigations plans and identification of the various stakeholders who are affected and require to be informed and involved on the matter under review
    • Investigating complaints and obtaining relevant evidence to support investigation findings
    • Actively engaging with the Capital Markets Fraud Investigations Unit on violations with criminal elements
    • Engaging all other departments within the Authority to enhance efficiency in instigation matters
    • Receiving and reviewing information on illegal operations of unlicensed market intermediaries and carry out background checks and site visits; and
    • Undertaking any other responsibilities assigned

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, Commerce or any other related field
    • Professional qualification such as CFE, CPA or equivalents is an added advantage
    • Membership to relevant professional body is an added advantage

    Experience:

    • Minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience preferably in forensic financial audits or computer forensics

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

    • Skills in forensic accounting and ability to think analytically and to pay great attention to detail
    • Sound understanding of potential capital markets fraud schemes and the Capital Markets Regulatory Frame work
    • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports
    • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages
    • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity
    • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships
    • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team
    • Organization and analytical skills

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    Financial Analyst

     

    REF: DCS / FA/03/ 2017

    Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Financial Analysis, the Financial Analyst will undertake the following:

    • Review applications for approval and licensing of market intermediaries
    • Review prospectuses for potential or actual material accounting or financial reporting deficiencies to ensure investors are provided with accurate information on which to base their investment decisions
    • Conduct analysis of financial statements submitted in support of applications by issuers of securities such as approval of bonus, rights issues and Initial Public Offers as well as corporate bonds, commercial papers and asset backed securities to ensure compliance with capital markets rules and regulations
    • Conduct analysis and examination of financial statements of companies prior to the listing or issue of their securities
    • Review analysis of financial data and method used by issuers of securities to arrive at the prices at which securities should be offered to the public in order to determine their objectiveness
    • Analyze financial statements to ensure that financial reporting of licensees and issuers of securities is in line with the requirements of IFRS
    • Maintain and update databases relating to financial data, including submission of accounts, publication of financial statements, summaries of financial analysis, etc,
    • Compare financial information submitted to the authority by licensees and issuers of securities with the published financial statements and highlight any inconsistencies
    • Monitor changes in IFRS and note if the same is being adopted by licensees and listed companies
    • Assist in the review of indicators and incidents of financial fraud, creative accounting, fraudulent market operations like insider trading and money laundering as well as failures to meet regulatory obligations and provide evidence needed for administrative and legal sanctions in line with CMA requirements; and
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies, Finance, Accounting or any other related field
    • Professional qualifications in CPA, CFA, ACCA or equivalent

    Experience:

    • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in audit of big companies, preparation of financial statements, analysis of company accounts or equivalent experience.

    Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

    • Knowledge of financial and accounting procedures in relation to capital markets operations as well as financial sector operations
    • Knowledge and understanding of IFRS and their application in the preparation of financial statements
    • Ability to effectively interpret financial information
    • Good presentation and communication skills including the ability to write proper reports
    • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
    • Demonstrate the right attitude towards work and willingness to continuously learn
    • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships
    • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
    • Ability to work well in a team
    • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
    • Strong organization and analytical skills as well as keenness to details

    Method of Application

    If you meet the above requirements, please log into the portal and follow the steps to submit an online application.

    Applications should be received on or before February 24, 2017

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

    “Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply”

    Interested and qualified? Go to Capital Markets Authority (CMA) career website on portal.cma.or.ke to apply

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