Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Great Lakes University of Kisumu is a private chartered university offering degree programs in various disciplines including Health Sciences, Community Health, Humanities and Agribusiness, among others.
The University is looking for a highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team player to fill the position of Finance Officer.
Terms of Reference

  • Coordination of financial activities within the University
  • Provide leadership and supervision of the finance department
  • Monitor and control financial expenditure and budgets
  • Responsible for efficiency and effectiveness of the finance department
  • Responsible for effective co-ordination and implementation of financial policies and procedures
  • In-charge of personnel matters in the department.
  • Responsible for the coordination and generation of financial reports and statements
  • Responsible for formulation and implementation of the departmental strategic plan.
  • Advises University Management and the Council on the University cash reserves and investments.
  • Responsible for statutory and deductions and contributions and remitting the same to statutory bodies
  • Performs any other duty as assigned by immediate supervisor
Skills, Experience, and Competencies
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership to the finance and operations teams, communicating well within the teams, and show demonstrated experience in managing staff, relationships, and institutional resources.
  • Adept in multi-tasking, dealing with complexities of institutions and relationships, and in seeking and providing clarity to
  • Demonstrated outstanding qualities for leadership, coordination and organization capabilities at management level.
  • Experience working with donors and knowledge of statutory requirements.
The successful candidate should have/be:
  • An MBA finance option from a recognized University in a relevant field such as Accounting or finance and hold CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications.
  • Ten (10) years finance experience, out of which at least 7 years in a senior management level.
  • Registered member of ICPAK or an equivalent Accounting body.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with most accounting applications.
Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or passport, Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

Applications should be addressed to the 

Vice Chancellor, 
Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Main Campus, Off Miwani Road, 
P.O. Box 2224-40100 

All applications shall clearly be marked “Application for the position of Finance Officer “

And Send electronic copies of credentials in PDF format by email to 

Applications must be submitted on or before 10th June 2016. 

For more details visit our website ‘’

GLUK is an equal opportunity employer: Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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