12 May 2021

Finance Officer at The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG)

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Job Description

Originally the Office was referred to as the Exchequer & Audit Department which with time changed to the Office of the Controller and Auditor-General. During this period, the Office derived its mandate from the Exchequer and Audit Act Cap 412 which provided for the audit of the Central Government by the Controller and Auditor General. Later the Act was amended to provide for audit of Local Authorities and State Corporations. The public Audit Act 2003 which became effective on 9 January, 2004 established a more independent Office of the Controller and Auditor General and renamed it KENYA NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE (KENAO)

No of Positions: 2

Purpose of the job

Reporting to the Manager – Finance, the Finance Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the financial and accounting activities in the Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Process payment vouchers for approval by the relevant authority;
  2. Examine and process payments received from the vendors as per the laid down policies and procedures;
  3. Undertake bank Statements reconciliation;
  4. Process vendor payments using Integrated Management Information Systems (IFMIS);
  5. Prepare periodic financial reports for review by the Manager Finance;
  6. Train staff in Finance Directorate on matters related to financial process and control;
  7. Supervise and assist in appraising of the staff within the Directorate as per the laid down guidelines and procedures.

Requirements for Appointment:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • Part II of Certified Public Accountants (CPA – K) Qualification or its recognized and equivalent qualification;
  • At least 6 years of practical experience in Finance management preferably in a public organization three (3) of which must have been at the level of a Finance Associate I or its equivalent and comparable position;
  • Proficiency in computer applications

Method of Application

All applications must be emailed to the email address indicated for each position. No physical applications will be received.

[email protected]

  1. Applicants must attach the following documents:
Application Form

  1. Application Form clearly indicating the post applied for, full name of the applicant, National ID Card No, Telephone Number and email address.
  2. Academic and professional certificates
  3. Other relevant testimonials
  4. Clearance certificates from the following bodies:
    1. Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    2. Credit Reference Bureau
    3. Kenya Revenue Authority
    4. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    5. Higher Education Loans Board where applicable
It is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job applications. The Office shall take appropriate action on any applicant who shall be found to have presented false information and/ or documents.

The Office of the Auditor-General is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to have diversity in the workforce in line with the Constitution. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification

Closing Date : 25th May, 2021


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