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Oct 5, 2017

Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Head of Finance Job in Kenya

Our client, Agriculture and Food Authority is the regulatory authority for the food and agriculture sector in Kenya.
 
Established by the AFA Act in 2013, the Authority is responsible for enhancing synergies between the various actors, standardization and quality assurance of agricultural products and increased competitiveness in the sector.
 
Due to recent reorganization exercise occasioned by merger of 8 entities in the agriculture sector and involving job evaluation, review the Authority’s organizational structure and staff rationalization, the Authority is seeking to fill the following exciting and challenging position:
 
Head of Finance 


Ref. AFA/FIN/01/2017 

(1 Post)
 
Reporting to the Director - Corporate Services, this position is responsible for ensuring that financial resources of the Authority are managed prudently, identifying profitable investment opportunities and providing accurate and timely financial information.

Key Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of operational strategies, policies, regulations, procedures and standards for management of Finance and Accounts;
  • Oversee the preparation and implementation of periodic departmental and unit budgets and cash flow planning;
  • Ensure safe custody of the Authority’s assets and financial resources;
  • Undertake sound financial investment in line with the organization investment policies;
  • Ensure preparation of periodic financial statements and annual accounts in line with International Reporting Standards as prescribed by the Public Sector Accounting Standard Board; and
  • Coordinate statutory audits and follow up actions with other departments.
Person Specifications
  • Is a holder of a Masters and a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Accounting or related field from a recognized university;
  • Be fully qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent;
  • Has not less than 8 years relevant work experience with 4 years in management; and
  • Hold valid membership to Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
Application Procedure
 
Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and should submit among other documents; Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board; Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority; Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

It you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including copies of your academic arid professional certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other details your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience and quoting the respective reference number on your application letter.

Remuneration for these posts will be as prescribed by Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
 
To be considered, your application must be received by Wednesday 18 October 2017 addressed to:
 
The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way Westlands,
Nairobi, Kenya
 
AFA is an equal opportunity employer and canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Please also note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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