Finance Manager Job in Kenya

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Higher Education Loans Board is a state corporation whose mandate is to source funds and provide loans, scholarships and bursaries to Kenyans studying in recognised institutions of higher learning. 

 A vacancy has arisen for the position of a Finance Manager

HELB is looking for highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills to fill the position.

The Position: Reporting to Chief Finance Officer, the Finance Manager will oversee the management of the Board’s finances, planning of financial services, monitoring expenditures and enforcing financial compliance. 

The holder will require knowledge in accounting, financial planning and analysis skills, stakeholder management and an understanding of Government accounting. 

The candidate will be expected to have a forward looking vision and be proactive to anticipate key financial performance issues. 

This should be done by building robust financial processes to improve efficiency and most importantly, strengthen financial discipline and controls.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Providing of advisory services to the Board with regard to financial matters.
  • Develop and implement financial management policies, standards, systems and procedures at the Board.
  • Coordinating accounting activities for improvement and enforcement of internal controls in the Board;
  • Undertake and advise on prudent financial management of the Board at all times;
  • Initiate and prepare the annual budget of the Board and communicate the same to various users within the Board;
  • Prepare and submit reports on all financial matters;
  • Ensure the accuracy & completeness of the financial statements;
  • Ensure proper planning and utilization of HELB resources and maximization of value for money;
  • Timely preparation of periodic management and annual financial reports of the Board;
  • Timely and accurate preparation of financial reports to HELB funding partners and stakeholders;
  • Ensure optimal productivity from the Finance Department staff;
  • Reporting of annual financial statements based on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS);
  • Coordination of external audit engagement for timely execution of external audit exercise.
Minimum Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics or any other related field of study;
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or any other related field of study will be an added advantage;
  • Possession of at least CPA or ACCA and a member of ICPAK of good standing;
  • Knowledge of operations of computerized accounting environment;
  • A minimum five (5) years’ experience in a financial management and accounting environment at a senior level.
Key competencies
  • Personal integrity;
  • Committed team player with strong managerial skills;
  • Highly analytical and organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications;
  • Experience in management of donor funds will be an added advantage;
  • Good treasury/cash management skills;
  • Effectively coordinated internal and external audits in the past;
  • Experience in Public Sector Finance Management (PFM Act).
Compliance with Constitution on Leadership and Integrity
Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations:-
1.       Kenya Revenue Authority;
2.       Higher Education Loans Board;
3.       Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
4.       Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct);
5.       Credit Reference Bureau.
If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please send your application, detailed CV,  copy of current pay slip, relevant copies of testimonials and certificates, your day time contact, and contacts of three referees, to reach the office of Chief Executive Officer on the contact below and not later than  15th April, 2016.

CEO/Board Secretary
Higher Education Loans Board 
P.O. Box 69489-00400 

Email Address:

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

HELB is an equal opportunity employer. 

Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.

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