Finance Officer – P3 job at Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Vacancy title:
Finance Officer – P3

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Deadline of this Job:
17 June 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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To manage and control activities consisting of General Ledgers and Cash Books; Creditors and Payments and Staff Payments to maintain finance/accounting records and adhere to the existing Financial Rules, Regulations and Procedures, Procurement Rules and Staff Rules in order to safeguard COMESA Secretariat’s financial resources.

Under the direct Supervision of the Director of Budget and Finance, the job holder shall, inter alia, be responsible for the following functions:
• Submits accounting section work plan and budget inputs in order to secure approval for resources required to implement accounting activities in line with the Division mandate;
• Maintains books of accounts in order to provide up to date accounting information/records to inform decisions made by executive management;
• Reviews and approves Monthly Bank Reconciliations to ensure bank accounts and funds are secured and transactions comply with Financial Rules and Regulations;
• Reviews and approves Monthly Fixed Assets and Stock Inventories reconciliations to ensure that fixed assets and inventories are accounted for;
• Collaborates with Internal and External auditors in order to ensure that auditors have the required information/documents to complete audits within prescribed deadlines;
• Reviews monthly Staff Payroll reconciliations in order to authorize transfer of staff salaries to individual bank accounts;
• Reviews Creditors’ Reconciliations in order to authorize payments to settle invoices due to eligible creditors;
• Motivates and engages staff in order to build a high performing team through coaching, communication and providing frequent feedback on work;
• Appraises staff performance in the section to ensure achievement of section objectives supports Division Strategy;
• Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Director of Budget and Finance or the Assistant Secretary General (Administration and Finance) from time to time.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree with specialization in Accounting /Finance and/or Master’s in accounting/ Business Administration/ Finance.
Professional Certifications/qualifications:
Full membership of the Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or any of the International Professional Accountancy Bodies with good standing membership in a national Accountancy regulating body.
Specialized Knowledge:
• Knowledge in International Accounting Standards (IASs) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRs). Proficient in the use of computers and accounting software relevant to the job.
Minimum Years of Experience:
• At least eight (8) years post qualification experience in financial management / accounting in Public or Private Sector or International organization with supervisory experience of at least three (3) years.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 96

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
All application must be submitted to the COMESA coordinating ministry in kenya
Honourable Betty Maina, CBS
Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Industrialization, Trade & Enterprise Development
Social Security House, BLOCK ‘A’
P.O. BOX 30547-00100
Kenyatta Avenue

All application must reach the coordinating ministry by 17th June 2022
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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 17 June 2022
Duty Station: Kenya
Posted: 26-05-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-05-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 26-05-2065
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