Deputy Chief Finance Officer - Eldoret, Kenya - Moi University

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    ABOUT THE COMPANY

    Moi University was established in 1984 by an Act of Parliament (Moi University Act, 1984) as the second public university in Kenya. This was on the recommendation of a Presidential Working Party, chaired by Prof. Collins B. Mackay, which had collected views from Kenyans about the desirability of the same. Courtesy of his deep and altruistic concern for and interest in the advancement of education at all levels in Kenya, not only as a professional teacher but as Kenya's Head of State, President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi pioneered the idea of a university in a rural setting.

    JOB SUMMARY

    Ref. MU/ADM/02/4/2024Requirements for direct appointmentFor appointment to this position, a candidate must:-Be a holder of an earned Master's degree from a recognized Institution, majoring in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or its equivalent;Have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (K), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification and be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and in good standing:Have at least twelve (12) years relevant experience in a senior position;Have valid registration with ICPAK or any other recognized accounting professional body:Have certificate in relevant computer applications from a recognized institution;Have practical knowledge of Financial Computer packages: andHave a certificate in strategic leadership course or its equivalent lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution is an added advantage.An earned Doctorate degree from a recognized university, majoring in Accounting will be an added advantageRequirements for Serving OfficersFor appointment to this position, an officer must:-Be a holder of an earned Master's degree from a recognized Institution, majoring in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or its equivalent:Have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (K), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification and be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and in good standing;Have served in the grade of Senior Accountant Scale 13 for at least three (3) years:Have valid registration with ICPAK or any other recognized accounting professional body;Have certificate in relevant computer applications from recognized institution;Have practical knowledge of Financial Computer packages:Have consistently demonstrated outstanding qualities of Leadership, Coordination and Organization capabilities at Top Management Level:Have a certificate in strategic leadership course or its equivalent lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution is an added advantage;Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; andAn earned Doctorate degree from a recognized university, majoring in Accounting will be an added advantageApplications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions. Interested applicants should forward ten (10) copies of application package, including updated CurriculumVitae giving details of the applicant's age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact and email address, names and addresses of three (3) referees plus copies of certificates, transcripts and testimonials. The reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated on both the application letter and the envelope.Applications should be addressed to:-Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Planning & Strategy)Moi UniversityP.O. Box ELDORET, KENYASo as to reach him not later than Thursday 9th May, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference to the above address. The referees should write and send their recommendations under sealed envelopes within three (3) weeks from the date of this advertisement. For those in employment, applications should be channelled through their Heads of Departments.NOTE: Moi University is an equal opportunity employer and, therefore, applicants of both gender and persons with disability are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Deputy Chief Finance Officer (Accounts) will be responsible to the Chief Finance OfficerImplementation of an adequate accounting system as a means of maintaining sound financial records, which must recognize, classify, post, summarize and report transactions;Overall operation and supervision of finance function in the system;Maintenance of high accounting standards within the department;Supervision and development of staff in the section; andPerforming any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    REQUIRED SKILLS

    Budgeting, financial planning, Reporting, Accounting, Auditing of accounts, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Financial analysis, Financial reporting, Financial controlling, Accounting IT-systems (use of)

    REQUIRED EDUCATION

    Post-graduate education