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  • Posted on: 20 September, 2019 Deadline: 25 September, 2019
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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.

    Chief Manager (Public Policy & Research)

     

    Job Details

    • Development and successful delivery of stakeholder engagement plans in accordance with stakeholder engagement strategy for the Institute
    • Undertake initiatives to ensure visibility of the Institute through the office of the CEO locally and internationally;
    • Lead research and policy advocacy function of the Institute
    • Promoting public education on public policy issues where our expertise is relevant;
    • Promote good governance and accountability in Kenya;
    • Contribute to the implementation of devolution in Kenya
    • Contribute to development of Kenya’s legislative frame work in areas of our expertise
    • Contribute to budget making, implementation and monitoring of National and County budgets
    • Undertake initiatives that will enhance international recognition of the CPA brand through negotiating Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with like-minded Institutes for the global recognition of the Institute and its members.
    • In charge of the Division’s workplans, budget and procurement plans.
    • Monitoring and evaluation of staff performance (Performance Management function) on daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly as appropriate to ensure achievement of set targets within agreed timelines.
    • Oversee international relations, regional and international linkages on mutual recognition arrangements and partnership and twinning arrangements.
    • Provide leadership in monitoring the regulatory environment in Kenya so as to enable ICPAK identify and contribute to any Laws and Regulations that may impact on financial reporting, management and auditing in Kenya.
    • Oversight of all the staff in the functional lines of Public Policy and Research
    • Mentoring and coaching
    • Ensuring exposure to the Public Policy and Research team through staff development and training programs, Mentoring and Coaching, staff rotations and grooming junior officers to be able to take up higher responsibilities.

    Key Competencies

    Technical Competencies & Skills required to perform in the job

    • MS Office Suite – Advanced
    • Corporate Governance management skills
    • Report writing skills
    • Facilitation skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Highly analytical
    • Strong Risk Management Abilities
    • High integrity
    • Detail oriented
    • Excellent planning and organizing skills
    • Risk control oriented
    • Quick Thinker
    • Proactive
    • Change management skills
    • Knowledge of Corporate Governance

    Behavioral Competencies required to perform in the job

    • Builds Trust
    • Honesty / Fairness
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Positive Attitude
    • Recognizes Others’ Achievements/Contributions
    • Resolves Conflicts Constructively
    • Respect for Others
    • Supports Diversity and Understands Related Issues
    • Understands Others’ Perspectives
    • Commitment to Continuous Quality/Process Improvement
    • Creativity/Innovation
    • Customer Orientation
    • Displays Vision
    • Flexibility/Adaptability to Change
    • Leadership/Initiative

    In addition, he/she should have the following skills

    • Knowledge of Public Policy and its formulation process
    • An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures in Kenya and beyond together with its relevance to the accountancy profession
    • Team player and effective team leader
    • Ability to deliver with minimal supervision
    • Technical proposal writing skills
    • Strong interpersonal, analytical, verbal and written skills with experience in development of Board papers and possess Excellent Performance review and analytical methods and techniques
    • Ability to work effectively under time pressure and constraints
    • Ability to execute multiple assignments within set deadlines
    • Highly motivated, energetic, go getter and a self-starter
    • Must have managed or supervised at least 5 or more staff in the past two years

    Qualifications

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • 10 years working experience in Policy Analysis and Development with at least 5 years in a management position.
    • 8 years of experience in a Management position in Finance, Auditing, Accounting standards or related areas and exposure in implementation of Corporate Strategic Plans
    • A Masters degree in Finance or Public Policy
    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public policy or related fields.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of ICPAK in good standing will be an added advantage
    • Membership to any other relevant professional body will be an added advantage
    • Experience in leading and managing teams preferably in Finance, Accounting, Policy, Budgeting and Reporting within a diverse, division-based entity.

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including

    • Certificate of good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
    • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya revenue Authority (KRA)
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Clearance for the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

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    Business Development Executive

     

    Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the candidate will play a key role in the growth and expansion of ICPAK’s consultancy & Inhouse training business in the market. The Business Development Executive will be required to identify new business opportunities in the market and grow the network of ICPAK events’ sponsors. The Job holder will need to be a top performer with a track record of exceeding sales targets and has ability to build strong business relationships with key decision makers. The ideal candidate will have an existing sales pipeline of qualified prospects that will convert into sales deals within the first six months after taking up the role. Specifically, s/he will generate leads for new business, build the sales pipeline, close the deal and support the client through excellent aftersales support.

    Responsibilities

    • Build and manage the sales funnel with the primary responsibility to find and close new sales prospects
    • Perform in-depth client / prospect needs analysis resulting in full solutions proposals
    • Actively drive and manage the solution evaluation stage of the sales process
    • Develop and present proposals to prospective corporate clients
    • Coordinate the delivery of agreed Inhouse Training solutions to meet the needs of the client
    • Identify all issues of assigned accounts to ensure complete satisfaction through all stages of the sales process
    • Implement strategies to grow ICPAK’s market presence in the provision of Inhouse Training solutions and Consultancy services
    • Enlist new sponsorship partners for ICPAK events
    • Establish and nurture professional business relationships with corporate clients
    • Responsible for collection of payment for sales proceeds within allocated accounts

     Key Competencies

    • Ability to work independently and effectively use time
    • Strong people skills
    • Ability to manage and grow business relationships
    • Have excellent written English
    • Strong sales presentation skills
    • Negotiation and closing skills
    • Technical proposal writing skills

    Qualifications:

    Minimum Experience and Qualifications

    • University Degree in Marketing or any other degree with a professional diploma in Marketing
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in selling consultancy and or customized training solutions to corporate clients
    • The candidate must be selling customized training and or consultancy services in the current position
    • Candidates with experience in selling event sponsorship will have an added advantage

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including

    • Certificate of good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
    • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya revenue Authority (KRA)
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Clearance for the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

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    Internal Audit Risk & Compliance

     

    Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit and Risk, the ideal candidate will identify areas of internal control weaknesses and areas of non-compliance within the Institute and provide sound and practical recommendations to management. He/she will communicate significant audit findings through periodic audit reports to management and arrange for audit exit meetings. Ensure that risk management culture in instilled within the institute. Facilitate the work of risk champions in risk identification and assessment. Prepare periodic risk management reports to the Institute’s Risk Management Committee (RMC) for consideration. Ensure there is in place a robust risk management system in the Institute.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide assurance to management that internal controls are working effectively
    • Plans and conducts internal audits of various functions within the Institute including operational and financial audits;
    • Conducts audit entry meeting with heads of specific units / departments being audited;
    • Develop audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives;
    • Document audit work and findings in accordance with accepted auditing standards;
    • Check the Institute’s compliance with various legislations, agreements, MoU’s etc
    • Facilitate the effective implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management policy framework in the Institute;

    Key Competencies

    • International Accounting Standards
    • International Standards on Auditing
    • Ability to plan for an audit assignment
    • Able to develop audit working papers
    • Deep understanding of fraud risk assessment
    • Knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management
    • Procurement regulations, procurement act and laws
    • Audit standards
    • Performance review methods and techniques
    • Demonstrable working knowledge and experience in an ERP environment 

    Qualifications

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • 5 years working experience and 4 years in Internal Audit field (relevant experience)
    • Academic Qualifications: Relevant Degree and post graduate diploma or certification
    • Professional qualifications: CPA or ACCA qualifications

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

    • Certificate of good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
    • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya revenue Authority (KRA)
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Clearance for the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    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: recruitment@eaglehr.co.ke OR Apply Now For further information and full JDs, visit www.eaglehr.co.ke or www.icpak.com Applications should be received on or before close of business on Wednesday 25th September, 2019. 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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