Chief Finance Officer job at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

Vacancy title:
Chief Finance Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education, and Training , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

Deadline of this Job:
15 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Bondo , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 03, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Summary
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) wishes to recruit qualified, dedicated and competent individuals to fill the above vacant position.
POSITION: Chief Finance Officer – REF: JOOUST/FIN/CFO/5/22

Job Responsibilities and Roles
The Chief Finance officer shall provide leadership in financial matters of the University including preparation of comprehensive financial statements, monitor the budget and the finance department operations to ensure that the financial reports comply with the international financial reporting standards and other relevant regulations and guidelines for proper running of the university. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor through the Deputy Vice Chancellor for the time being responsible for finance, the Chief Finance Officer shall be responsible for the following:
• Formulate, develop and implement financial policies for the finance department to ensure that they are in line with the financial regulations and accounting standards.
• Develop annual budgets for the institution for proper management of resources
• Advise the on new investment opportunities for the university to aid in generation of income and increase the university net worth.
• Allocate duties to the finance staff and supervise them to ensure quality service delivery to the students, staff and other authorized guests who may require finance services.
• Provide management advice on the final financial statements before being submitted to the auditors for examination on their status in regard to true and fair representation of the university.
• Provide advice to the institution on financial matters for example financial status, source of funds, donors and how to allocate funds to various projects that that are viable to the university.
• Control the financial resources to ensure optimal utilization of financial resources through proper allocation of funds to various departments in the institution.
• Review the university financial statements to ensure that they comply with the regulatory requirements e.g., international financial reporting standards.
• Organize staff training and development programs to ensure continuous development of staff for better services in the department.
• Monitor the university expenditure to ensure university budgetary control is strictly adhered to for proper utilization of the university resources.
• Prepare management and statutory reports and publications for submission to public.
• Consolidate budget for the entire university compliance with the financial standards and regulatory framework
• Prepare comprehensive financial statements for publication and presentation to the relevant regulatory bodies to show the status of the university.
• Approve and authorize the university expenditure in line with the budget to support the university operations and promote academic excellence

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
• PhD holder in Finance, Accounting or any other related field with ten (10) years’ experience OR Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or any other related field with fifteen (15) years of relevant experience with the Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, economics or its equivalent
• Must have served as Deputy Finance Officer grade 14 or equivalent for at least three (3) years in a university or equivalent institution.
• CPA(K), ACCA or CIMA(UK) or equivalent qualification.
• Must be a member to relevant professional body for example Institute of Certified Public Accountants with at least three (3) years in good standing since registration.
• Knowledge and practical experience in use of ERP System desirable
• Must possess working knowledge of computerized financial management systems e.g., ACCPAC, Sage, Pastel, Great Plains Microsoft Dynamics
• Demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership, coordination and organizational capabilities, at top management level.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
Terms of Service
Successful candidates will be employed on Permanent and Pensionable Terms EXCEPT for the position of Chief Finance Officer and Chief Internal Auditor which shall be on a five (5)-year Contract Terms renewable based on satisfactory performance.

How to apply
Candidates are advised to visit Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology website for the positions advertised.
Candidates who satisfy the requirement stated above should forward their application both in soft and hard copy, quoting the reference number for the position applied for including up to date curriculum vitae, details of current remuneration, certified copies of academic and professional certificates, and testimonials as well as names and contacts ( including postal and email addresses, and daytime telephone numbers) of three referees to reach the under-mentioned So as to be received on or before 15th May 2022 by 5.00 pm.
Applicants should also meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 210 – 40601,
BONDO, Kenya
TEL. 057 – 2501804
Email –

Only successful candidates shall be contacted.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. The University does not charge any fee for the recruitment and selection process.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 15 May 2022
Duty Station: Kenya
Posted: 03-05-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 03-05-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 03-05-2065
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