Deputy Director Finance – 1 Position at Kerio Valley Development Authority

Kerio Valley Development Authority

Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) is one of the six Regional Development Authorities (RDAs) in Kenya, established by an Act of Parliament CAP 441 with a mandate to, in part, initiate, plan and develop resources along the Kerio River basin.

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Deputy Director Finance – 1 Position

Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
Experience 4 – 10 years
Location Nairobi
Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp


The Deputy Director Finance will be responsible to the Director Finance and Administration for providing strategic financial leadership and support to ensure sustainable use of financial resources.


Coordinating the development, implementation and review of policies, strategies, guidelines and procedures on finance and accounts;
Ensuring financial prudence and discipline in financial accounting, planning, treasury management and budgetary controls in compliance with Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) 2012 and International Public Sector Accounting Standards(IPSAS);
Overseeing the development and maintenance of internal financial controls, financial and accounting systems in compliance with relevant laws and regulations;
Coordinating the preparation and submission of financial and management reports in accordance with the laid down guidelines;
Administering and monitoring the Authority’s budget in accordance with financial management procedures and guidelines;
Spearheading the preparation of the Authority’s annual budget, Ministerial Public Expenditure Review (MPER) and Mid-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF);
Reviewing all contracts to ensure the budgets are in line with the Authority’s plans and standards of financial operations;
Coordinating tax planning and administration in compliance with relevant laws;
Providing professional advice to management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow and investments;
Maintaining books of accounts, accountable documents and Authority’s fixed Asset Register;
Coordinating external financial audits in the Authority;
Spearheading the development and implementation of the division’s strategic plans, budgets, performance contracts and staff performance appraisal;
Ensuring compliance with principles of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
Managing and developing staff in the division.

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

Served in the grade of Senior Accountant/ Senior Finance Officer for a minimum period of four (4) years or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of ten (10) years, four (4) years of which must be at a management level;
Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Management, Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; OR

Certified Public Accountant II (CPA II) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants II (ACCA II) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Management, Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
Certified Public Accountant III(CPA-K);
Membership to Institute of Certified Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or relevant professional body in good standing;
Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
Proficiency in computer applications;
Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;and
Exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of the finance and accounts


Method of Application

Application Letter
Copy of the National ID or Passport
Certified copies of Academic and Professional Certificates
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Three Reference letters
Certificate from accredited credential agency equating Academic certificates acquired from other countries

Interested applicants are required to note:

The names of shortlisted candidates shall be published on the Authority’s website and personal emails.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interview
National Identity Card
Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts

Any other supporting documents and testimonials

Recommendations from relevant Professional Bodies and Associations
Any degree acquired from a Foreign University will require a letter of recognition from Commission of University Education (CUE) and
Recommendations of at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to address below.
Clearance Certificate from Higher Loans Education Board.
Clearance Certificate from the Credit Bureau.
Current Certificate of Good Conduct.
Tax Compliance Certificate.
Disability Certificate for People abled differently (PWDS)

Applicants should submit their applications quoting reference number and include therein copies of academic and professional certificates, cover letter, testimonials, and curriculum Vitae with three referees on or before 5.00 pm of 17th October, 2023 to the following address:

The Managing Director,
Kerio Valley Development Authority,
P.O. Box 2660-30100,

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