Wednesday, February 13, 2013

KASNEB Jobs in Kenya

KASNEB is established under the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008 and the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534, with the mandate to develop syllabuses, conduct professional and technician examinations; certify candidates in finance, accountancy, governance and management, information communication technology and related disciplines; promote its qualifications globally and accredit relevant training institutions.

The Vision of KASNEB is to be a world-class professional examinations body.
In keeping with current strategic needs, KASNEB wishes to fill the following vacancies:

Head of Internal Audit - Job Level 3 (1 Position)

[REF - HRMA/IA/HIA/I/01-2013]

The Internal Audit Unit provides an independent and objective assurance and advise aimed at adding value and improving the operations of KASNEB.

The Head of Internal Audit reports administratively to the Secretary and Chief Executive and functionally to the Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee. 

The purpose of the position is to assist in the accomplishment of the objectives of KASNEB by ensuring a systematic, disciplined approach to the evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in order to support the overall efficiency and integrity of the organisation.

Key responsibilities

  • Preparing and implementing an annual work plan.
  • Providing independent assurance to the Board and Management on the implementation and effectiveness of the internal control systems.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the system of risk identification and management and suggesting improvements as appropriate.
  • Fostering quality and continuous improvement in governance and risk management control processes.
  • Assessing the cost effectiveness and efficiency in the utilisation of resources for the achievement of stated objectives.
  • Verifying the reliability and integrity of financial data.
  • Carrying out compliance audits with policies, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ensuring that resources including assets are preserved and protected and used for the benefit of the organisation.
  • Carrying out special audits or investigations as and when necessary.
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly reports to the Secretary and Chief Executive and the Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee.
  • Providing secretariat services to the Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee.
  • Ensuring that the Internal Audit Unit operates in accordance with the professional standards contained in the PPF of the IIA-Inc.
  • Supervising and motivating internal audit staff to ensure timely delivery of high quality service, effective work methods and conducive work environment.
Minimum qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance from a recogniseduniversity.
  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Holder of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) qualification.
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing.
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
Skills and experience
  • Seven (7) years relevant experience at senior level in the management and execution of audits.
  • Practical experience in use of computer audit tools.
  • Understanding of public sector systems.
  • Analytical thinking, communication and presentation skills.
  • Good personal judgment, initiative and maturity.
  • High level of integrity, honesty, professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Team player with proven leadership ability.
Assistant Manager, Planning and Policy Analysis - Job Level 5

(1 Position) [REF- HRMA/PS/AMPPA/II/02-2013] (Readvertisement)

Those who had applied in May 2012 need not apply.

Reporting to the Manager, Planning and Strategy, the Assistant Manager, Planning and Policy Analysis shall be responsible for analysing business intelligence information, surveys, research projects and monitoring policy development.

Key responsibilities

  • Analysing statistical information, research findings, surveys and other data.
  • Analysing business intelligence information.
  • Identifying new growth opportunities through research and engagement with internal teams.
  • Monitoring policy developments.
  • Co-ordinating policy and research projects.
  • Providing support data to inform strategic planning and performance management.
  • Providing quantitative data analysis for use in decision making.
  • Preparing proposals for research.
  • Assisting in preliminary data collection as may be required from time to time.
  • Assisting in monitoring the implementation of ISO 9001:2008 quality management system.
Minimum qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in planning, management, administration, commerce or related discipline from a recognized university.
  • A masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualifications in a business related field from a recognised body.
Skills and experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge in ISO quality management system processes.
  • Possession of advanced computer skills.
  • Excellent research, analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Honesty, trustworthiness, personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Team player with leadership skills.
Application procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should send their hand-written applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and names and addresses of three referees and quoting the current and expected salary so as to reach the undersigned not later than Thursday, 28 February 2013. 

The envelope should be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and indicate the “REFERENCE NUMBER” of the position applied for and be addressed to:

The Secretary and Chief Executive
P O Box 41362 - 00100

KASNEB is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women, minorities, marginalised and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Providing globally competitive professionals
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