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Full-time Finance Manager

at Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) in Nairobi

Finance Manager at Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

The Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Finance which was established under Legal Notice No 6 of 2011. KENTRADE’s mandate is to implement, operationalise and manage the National Electronic Single Window System and Trade Facilitation. KENTRADE wishes to engage suitably qualified candidates who meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution in the following positions:

Job Grade: KTNA 3
Accountable to: General Manager – Support Services

Responsible for:

  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Clerk

Purpose of the Job: Management of the Agency’s finances, the financial systems, planning of financial services, monitoring expenditures and enforcing financial compliance.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and review financial management policies, systems and procedures of KENTRADE to ensure efficient and effectives accounting and finance processes.
  • Responsible for preparation of annual budgets and financial projections.
  • Responsible for timely preparation of accurate Management Accounts and Financial Statements/Reports;
  • Monitor the financial performance and Cash flows of the Agency, advice on matters arising and propose remedial measures where appropriate.
  • Responsible for maintenance and updating of the fixed assets register
  • Responsible for compliance matters in regards to taxation and statutory requirements.
  • In liaison with the Human Resource and Administration Manager ensure proper payroll management and salary Administration.
  • Facilitate external and internal audits and ensure effective implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Advise management with regard to KENTRADE financial matters.
  • Effective supervision of Departmental staff including conducting staff appraisals on time in accordance with the established Performance Management System.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role

Qualifications& Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics or any related field from a recognized University;
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance/Accounts option, or any other related field from a recognized institution;
  • Possession of CPA (K), ACCA or CFA qualifications
  • A member of ICPAK or ACCA of good standing;
  • A minimum eight (8) years’ experience in a financial management and accounting environment 4 of which should be at a senior level in a reputable organization.
  • Experience in a computerized accounting environment

Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • Must have a thorough understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS’s).
  • Conversant with Public Sector Finance Management and knowledge of financial management laws and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications.
  • Proficiency in use of ACCPAC, Sage or related Modules

Personal Attributes

  • Committed team player with strong managerial skills;
  • High analytical and organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong strategic advisory and analytical skills with the ability to motivate teams and to establish and implement work plan objectives.

Qualified and Interested candidates are requested to submit their application, Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates & testimonials, email and telephone contacts including names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

The position applied for should be indicated on the top of the envelope and applications addressed as detailed below to be sent by post, hand delivery or email so as to be received not later than 5.00pm on Wednesday, 17th April 2013.

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Trade Network Agency
1st Floor, Embankment Plaza
Longonot Rd – Upperhill
P.O. Box 36943-00200


KENTRADE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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