Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a state corporation
established by an Act of parliament –KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006, with a primary mandate of providing quality policy advice to the Government of Kenya, and other key stakeholders by conducting policy research and analysis and through capacity building, in order to contribute to the achievements of national long term development objectives.
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis invites applications from qualified
candidates for the following positions

Job Title Principal Finance Officer (One position)
Reference HR/7/PFO/2021/21
Job Grade KIP 4
Basic Salary Scale KES 147,181 – 207,612 per month
Department Finance
Supervisor Deputy Director, Finance
Position Summary The Principal Finance Officer supports the Deputy Director Finance in the achievement of the departmental mandate and therefore participate in the planning, coordinating and controlling the Institute’s financial resources in accordance with government policies, procedures to ensure accountability; and ensure compliance with the Public Finance Management Act and Regulations in management of the Institute financial resources.
Key Responsibilities
(i) Reviewing and advise on financial and accounting processes in the Institute;
(ii) Developing and implement Institute’s financial policies, procedures and strategies;
(iii) Preparing summary feedback of financial statements and budget variances in order
to monitoring budget implementation;
(iv) Developing and implement project management policies and procedures;
(v) Developing and implementing internal financial controls;
(vi) Preparing annual financial reports, reports to donors and other project management
(vii)Managing workflow and performance of the team against defined goals and
(viii) Managing the annual / monthly financial close process;
(ix) Reviewing and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures;
(x) Ensuring correct application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
(xi) Monitoring reserve accounts and short-term fund investments;
(xii)Ensuring optimal investments of funds by the Institute;
(xiii) Ensuring follow up on Institute debts and facilitate timely collection;
(xiv) Keeping custody of accountable documents;
(xv) Coordinating internal and external audits;
(xvi) Managing hierarchy / scalability in chart of accounts and accuracy in the general
ledgers and financial statements;
(xvii) Creating and monitoring a system of controls and procedures for recording and
reporting of fixed assets;
(xviii) Managing project budgets, implementation and reporting;
(xix) Ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and International Accounting
(xx) Coordinating all accounts duties of the Institute;
(xxi) Interpreting financial Policies, budgetary controls and making financial returns;
(xxii) Overseeing preparation of financial statements;
(xxiii) Monitoring financial expenditure trends and projections for the monthly and
quarterly reports;
(xxiv) Supervising staff in the department; and
(xxv) Participating in appraisal of staff in the department.

(i) Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce KIPPRA ISO 9001:2015 Certified (Accounting/Finance Option), Business Management (Accounting/Finance Option), Economics, or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
(ii) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration,
Finance, Commerce, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
(iii) Six (6) years relevant experience in accounting and finance;
(iv) CPA(K);
(v) Active ICPAK membership;
(vi) Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized
(vii)Knowledge and experience of computerized accounting packages; and
(viii) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.
Functional skills
1. Computer skills;
2. Communication skills;
3. Leadership skills;
4. Negotiation skills;
5. Problem-solving skills;
6. Analytical skills;
7. Mentoring skills; and
8. Interpersonal skills.
Behavioral competencies and attributes:
1. Honest;
2. Reliable;
3. Team player;
4. Strategic thinking; and
5. Ability to work under pressure.
If you are interested, possess the necessary qualification and experience, kindly send your
filled application form; cover letter; curriculum vitae, and certificates quoting the job title and reference as subject matter to the email below, on or before 12 April 2022 by 5:00 pm. Email address: [email protected]Hand-delivered applications should be submitted at Josim Instantaneous Consultium Limited Offices Located at Bazaar Plaza, Moi Avenue, Nairobi Fourth Floor Room No. D2




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