Google Web Search

Custom Search

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Commission on Revenue Allocation Jobs in Kenya: Accountant, ICT Ass., Procurement & Administration Officers, Internal Auditor

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and the County Governments; and sharing of revenue among the County Governments.

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant positions.


The successful candidate for the position will report to the Director Corporate Services and will assist in the administration of the financial systems, planning of financial services, monitoring expenditures and enforcing compliance.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and update the books of accounts and the fixed asset register of the Commission;
  • Prepare Financial and annual reports;
  • Prepare the annual budget, oversee budgetary control and variance analysis;
  • Manage creditors and other payments;
  • Maintain payroll and remittance of statutory deductions;
  • Prepare monthly trial balances, financial statements and other reports;
  • Examine payment vouchers, petty cash vouchers, imprests and requisitions;
  • Guide and supervise the Accounts Assistant.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in commerce, finance, economics or any other in the financial field;
  • Possession of at least CPA(K)/ACCA;
  • At least one accounting package qualification;
  • A minimum 5 years experience in an accounting environment;
  • Experience in Public Sector Accounting an advantage.
Accounts Assistant

The job holder’s main purpose will be to operate and maintain the accounting system and will report to the Accountant.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Updating the General Ledger i.e., journal entries, payment vouchers, receipt vouchers, purchase day book;
  • Processing of payment vouchers both for petty cash payments and cheque book payments;
  • Safe custody of accounting records;
  • Carry out reconciliations e.g. bank, fixed deposit etc.
  • Maintenance of debtors and creditors ledgers;
  • Maintenance of advances/imprest records;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Accountant or the Head of Department.
  • Maintain the Petty Cash float.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in commerce, finance, economics or any other in the financial field;
  • At least CPA (II) or equivalent;
  • 2 years experience in an accounting environment;
  • Possess an aptitude for numbers.
ICT Assistant

Holder of the position will provide specialized ICT support and assist in the operation and maintenance of the Commission’s ICT infrastructure.
The position reports to the Director ICT.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide daily system administration within the Commission;
  • Support and advise on downtime procedures and business continuity to ensure that they are adopted successfully in their allocated local work area;
  • Ensure all system and process issues and incidents are logged and tracked;
  • To work with managers and vendors to build the capacity of end users.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in ICT related field;
  • Certificate in network administration;
  • Certificates in hardware and software maintenance;
Procurement Officer

Holder of the position will be responsible for the supply chain of the Commission, inclusive of movement, storage and issue of supply and services from origination to consumption.

The incumbent will also ensure that procurement is done in accordance with Public Procurement & Disposal Act (2005), rules and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Advise on and implement adherence to and compliance with requirements of the Act and Regulations;
  • Pre-qualify suppliers;
  • Monitor and report on procurement status;
  • Develop and maintain supplier’s master data;
  • Develop and implement procurement plans;
  • Manage all procurement activities;
  • Oversee the inspection and acceptance of supplies;
  • Ensure proper recording and custody of all procurement documents;
  • Provide advisory services to Managers and project teams on procurement and logistics matters;
  • Coordinate manual procurement records and filing;
  • Assist in the development of a computerized procurement system.
Minimum Qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent preferably with a bias in Supplies Management or Procurement. Masters qualification is an added advantage;
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from a recognized institution;
  • Must be well conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal procedures in line with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act as well as international procurement guidelines and procedures;
  • At least five years experience in a busy organization, preferably within the public service;
Administration Officer

Holder of the position reports to the Chairman to provide administrative support with the aim of making the best use of the Chairman’s time.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and schedule the daily agenda and to-do program for the Chairman, as well as prepare weekly and monthly calendar of appointments;
  • Take notes and minutes at all meetings and forums for the Chairman;
  • Draft presentations to be made by the Chairman;
  • Organize protocol and public relation arrangements for the Chairman and other Commissioners;
  • Prepare media briefs for the Chairman in consultation with the Director Communication;
  • Collect, track, assemble and submit the Chairman’s corporate activity reports;
Minimum Qualifications and experience:
  • Masters Degree and Bachelors Degree preferably with a bias towards economics or finance;
  • At least 5 (five) years’ experience at management level;
  • Over 35 years of age;
  • Computer literate.
Internal Auditor

Holder of the position report to the Commission Secretary and Audit Committee of the Commission; and will assist by independently ensuring the effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards by which the Commission’s financial, physical and intellectual resources are procured, deployed and managed.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out internal audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards;
  • Evaluate internal controls, report findings and recommend improvements;
  • Examine financial data and statements;
  • Review management systems and programs and recommend improvements;
  • Develop business continuity; evaluate risk exposure and prepare disaster recovery policies;
  • Ensure the Commission utilizes its resources according to the financial guidelines;
  • Liaise with the Commission’s external auditors.
Minimum Qualifications and experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in commerce, finance, economics or any other in the financial field;
  • Possession of at least CPA (K)/ACCA;
  • At least CIA part1 or equivalent certificate;
  • Possession of CISA certificate will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum 5 years experience in an accounting environment;
General Competencies

All applicants to the above positions should possess the following general competencies:
  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards;
  • Competent and organized;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications and;
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.
Terms and Conditions of Service

The successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on three year contract term renewable on satisfactory performance.

Application Process

If your training, experience and competence match or exceed any of the above minimum requirements, please send (2) separately secured copies of your application, a detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials.

You should also give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. The application cover MUST clearly indicate the position being applied for.

Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside Drive by latest Friday, March 16, 2012 as follows:

Application for the position of ___________ (insert appropriate position)

To The Commission Secretary
Commission on Revenue Allocation
14 Riverside Drive
Grosvenor Block
P.O. BOX 1310 - 00200

The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant employer.

No comments: