Director of Financial Services

Kisumu County Public Service

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Government KSh Confidential
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Job Summary

Kisumu County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions in their respective Departments as listed below:

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Note: The positions of Chief Officers and Directors will be on Contract for a period of Three (3) years renewable based on successful performance.

For details on the above advertised positions and how to apply, applicants are asked to visit our website www.kisumu.go.ke.

HOW TO APPLY
The candidate should apply by downloading and filling application for employment form available on our website. All dully filled forms should be sent to the undersigned on or before 19th December 2022 at 4.00 pm.

THE SECRETARY
PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
P.O. BOX 7792-40100, KISUMU


Hand delivered applications can be dropped at our offices located at Kisumu County Public Service Board Offices (Former M.E.O Office), Okore Rd, Milimani, Kisumu.

All candidates interested in any of the above positions must satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. Applicants holding foreign Degrees Should have them authenticated by The Commission for Higher Education (CHE) or Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants should ensure that their academic and professional certificates are certified by the Issuing Institutions to the Board.

NB: The County Government of Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer. Women, the youth and
persons with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply and also indicate so in their applications.

VACANCIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, ECONOMIC PLANNING & ICT/e-GOVERNMENT SERVICES

2. Director of Financial Services ~ KSM/CPSB/24/11/2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Providing strategic leadership and direction in implementing financial policies, strategies, standards and programmes at the County.
•    Convening sector working groups and reviewing reports emanating from the sectors;
•    Coordinating budget preparation at sector and sub sector levels;
•    Undertaking financial evaluation of policy changes;
•    Coordinating preparation of technical briefs on overall expenditure patterns;
•    Reviewing Departmental budget proposals in line with adopted budget policy statement ceilings and recommend appropriate amendments;
•    Monitoring financial and non-financial performance of the budget including programmes/ projects and recommending corrective measures;
•    Profiling risks associated with budget process and design appropriate mitigation framework;
•    Undertaking assessment of financial risks and recommend appropriate mitigating actions;
•    Reviewing periodic financial and non- financial performance reports;
•    Coordinating preparation of responses to financial queries;
•    Monitoring and evaluating budgetary commitment; and overseeing release of funds and issuance of Authority to incur Expenditure to various spending points and ensuring
•    that expenditure is consistent with budget ceilings.
•    Responsible for: organizing the preparation of the Departmental Performance Reviews and the sector reports; interpreting quarterly and annual departmental budget
•    performance reports and recommending appropriate intervention measures;
•    Overseeing preparation of responses to audit queries by the OAG and other oversight
•    agencies including the county assembly
•    Facilitating research on emerging issues and best practices in financial management;
•    Ensuring prudent utilization of resources; and building capacity and managing performance of the Directorate

Qualifications
•    Be a Kenyan citizen
•    Served in the grade of Deputy Director, Finance for a minimum period of three (3) years;
•    Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Finance or Accounts option), Economics, Business Administration, Business Management, Finance or
•    equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
•    Master’s degree in any of the following: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
•    Membership of ICPAK in good standing
•    Certificate in computer application skills; and
•    Demonstrated a high degree of professional and managerial ability as reflected in work performance and results

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