Vacancies in ICPAK, Nairobi, Kenya

Chief Manager (Public Policy & Research)


Job Ref: EHC/1300/19
Job Summary
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Manager, Public Policy and Research shall identify key public policy issues in relation to the economy and the accountancy profession, undertake research to develop position papers on issues regarding the Institute and contribute to Kenya’s legislative framework to incorporate good governance and accountability mechanisms. He /She shall undertake initiatives to ensure proactive stakeholder engagement and advocacy for enhanced visibility and recognition of ICPAK.

Responsibilities
·          Development and successful delivery of stakeholder engagement plans in accordance with stakeholder engagement strategy for the Institute
·          Undertake initiatives to ensure visibility of the Institute through the office of the CEO locally and internationally;
·          Lead research and policy advocacy function of the Institute
·          Promoting public education on public policy issues where our expertise is relevant;
·          Promote good governance and accountability in Kenya;
·          Contribute to the implementation of devolution in Kenya
·          Contribute to development of Kenya’s legislative frame work in areas of our expertise
·          Contribute to budget making, implementation and monitoring of National and County budgets
·          Undertake initiatives that will enhance international recognition of the CPA brand through negotiating Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with like-minded Institutes for the global recognition of the Institute and its members.
·          In charge of the Division’s workplans, budget and procurement plans.
·          Monitoring and evaluation of staff performance (Performance Management function) on daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly as appropriate to ensure achievement of set targets within agreed timelines.
·          Oversee international relations, regional and international linkages on mutual recognition arrangements and partnership and twinning arrangements.
·          Provide leadership in monitoring the regulatory environment in Kenya so as to enable ICPAK identify and contribute to any Laws and Regulations that may impact on financial reporting, management and auditing in Kenya.
·          Oversight of all the staff in the functional lines of Public Policy and Research
·          Mentoring and coaching
·          Ensuring exposure to the Public Policy and Research team through staff development and training programs, Mentoring and Coaching, staff rotations and grooming junior officers to be able to take up higher responsibilities.
Key Competencies
Technical Competencies & Skills required to perform in the job
·          MS Office Suite – Advanced
·          Corporate Governance management skills
·          Report writing skills
·          Facilitation skills
·          Strong communication skills
·          Highly analytical
·          Strong Risk Management Abilities
·          High integrity
·          Detail oriented
·          Excellent planning and organizing skills
·          Risk control oriented
·          Quick Thinker
·          Proactive
·          Change management skills
·          Knowledge of Corporate Governance
Behavioral Competencies required to perform in the job
·          Builds Trust
·          Honesty / Fairness
·          Interpersonal Skills
·          Positive Attitude
·          Recognizes Others’ Achievements/Contributions
·          Resolves Conflicts Constructively
·          Respect for Others
·          Supports Diversity and Understands Related Issues
·          Understands Others’ Perspectives
·          Commitment to Continuous Quality/Process Improvement
·          Creativity/Innovation
·          Customer Orientation
·          Displays Vision
·          Flexibility/Adaptability to Change
·          Leadership/Initiative
In addition, he/she should have the following skills
·          Knowledge of Public Policy and its formulation process
·          An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures in Kenya and beyond together with its relevance to the accountancy profession
·          Team player and effective team leader
·          Ability to deliver with minimal supervision
·          Technical proposal writing skills
·          Strong interpersonal, analytical, verbal and written skills with experience in development of Board papers and possess Excellent Performance review and analytical methods and techniques
·          Ability to work effectively under time pressure and constraints
·          Ability to execute multiple assignments within set deadlines
·          Highly motivated, energetic, go getter and a self-starter
·          Must have managed or supervised at least 5 or more staff in the past two years
Qualifications
Academic and Professional Qualifications
·          10 years working experience in Policy Analysis and Development with at least 5 years in a management position.
·          8 years of experience in a Management position in Finance, Auditing, Accounting standards or related areas and exposure in implementation of Corporate Strategic Plans
·          A Masters degree in Finance or Public Policy
·          Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public policy or related fields.
·          Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of ICPAK in good standing will be an added advantage
·          Membership to any other relevant professional body will be an added advantage
·          Experience in leading and managing teams preferably in Finance, Accounting, Policy, Budgeting and Reporting within a diverse, division-based entity.

Head of Legal Services 

Job Ref: EHC/1301/19
Job Summary
Reporting to the Chief Manager Professional Services, he/she shall handle all legal and contractual matters at the Institute. The candidate will play a leading position by providing leadership to the legal department and spearhead legal matters at the Institute. He/she shall provide proactive, in-depth, legal, business-focused advice to the business, as well as implement initiatives and processes that enhance standards and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, ethical behavior and responsibility across the Institute. The Head of Legal shall be tasked with analyzing and identifying the legal risks and implications of all Institute transactions, keeping the senior management in all departments of the business informed of developments in laws and regulations that potentially affect the business.
Responsibilities
·          Provide leadership in the legal services function
·          Ensure compliance with the Accountants Act, the Companies Act and any relevant laws and regulations as is required.
·          Oversee and ensure compliance with regulations and any conditionalities associated with membership of regional and international organizations.
·          Monitoring and ensuring compliance with any obligations arising from the Standard Setting Boards (SSBs) and IFAC.
·          Monitor the regulatory environment and bring to the attention of relevant departments’ laws and regulations that may impact on the Institute and its members.
·          Reviewing the contractual arrangements entered into by the Institute and advice accordingly.
·          Coordinate meetings for the Institute (Annual General Meeting) and other special meetings of the Institute.
·          Investigation and disciplinary services in respect of cases involving members and auditing firms.
·          Monitoring the implementation of code of ethics and advising on training needs required from the code of ethics
Key Competencies
Technical Competencies & Skills required to perform in the job
·          MS Office Suite – Advanced
·          Corporate Governance management skills
·          Report writing skills
·          Facilitation skills
·          Strong communication skills
·          Good drafting and interpretive (re interpretation of legislation) skills
·          Highly analytical
·          Strong Risk Management Abilities
·          High integrity
·          Detail oriented
·          Excellent planning and organizing skills

·          Risk control oriented
·          Quick Thinker
·          Proactive
·          Change management skills
·          Knowledge of Corporate Governance
Behavioral Competencies required to perform in the job
·          Builds Trust
·          Honesty / Fairness
·          Interpersonal Skills
·          Positive Attitude
·          Recognizes Others’ Achievements/Contributions
·          Resolves Conflicts Constructively
·          Respect for Others
·          Supports Diversity and Understands Related Issues
·          Understands Others’ Perspectives
·          Commitment to Continuous Quality/Process Improvement
·          Creativity/Innovation
·          Customer Orientation
·          Displays Vision
·          Flexibility/Adaptability to Change
·          Leadership/Initiative
In addition, he/she should have the following skills
·          An experienced Advocate of the High Court with good exposure to wide complex commercial, conveyancing and debt recovery work.
·          Demonstrate knowledge on corporate laws and regulations
·          Ability to work independently
·          Must be able to maintain confidentiality about all legal matters
·          An understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures in Kenya and beyond together with its relevance to the accountancy profession
·          Team player and effective team leader
·          Ability to deliver with minimal supervision
·          Strong interpersonal, analytical, verbal and written skills with experience in development of Board papers and possess excellent performance review and analytical methods and techniques
·          Ability to work effectively under time pressure and constraints
·          Ability to execute multiple assignments within set deadlines
·          Highly motivated, energetic, go getter and a self-starter
·          Strong negotiation, influencing skills, and ability to persuade people
·          Strong management and supervision skills with ability to supervise a diverse team.
·          Must have managed or supervised at least 5 or more staff in the past two years
·          Experience in dealing with different stakeholders and diversified viewpoints, and ability to look at issues from multiple dimensions
Qualifications
Academic and Professional Qualifications
·          Academic Qualifications: Relevant Degree and Master’s degree
·          Professional qualifications: Relevant postgraduate diploma or certification qualifications
·          Minimum 8 years’ experience with at least 5 years in a senior management position
·          Membership to any other relevant professional body in good standing.

Business Development Executive

Job Ref: EHC/1302/19 
Job Summary
Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the candidate will play a key role in the growth and expansion of ICPAK’s consultancy & Inhouse training business in the market. The Business Development Executive will be required to identify new business opportunities in the market and grow the network of ICPAK events’ sponsors. The Job holder will need to be a top performer with a track record of exceeding sales targets and has ability to build strong business relationships with key decision makers. The ideal candidate will have an existing sales pipeline of qualified prospects that will convert into sales deals within the first six months after taking up the role. Specifically, s/he will generate leads for new business, build the sales pipeline, close the deal and support the client through excellent aftersales support.
Responsibilities
·          Build and manage the sales funnel with the primary responsibility to find and close new sales prospects
·          Perform in-depth client / prospect needs analysis resulting in full solutions proposals
·          Actively drive and manage the solution evaluation stage of the sales process
·          Develop and present proposals to prospective corporate clients
·          Coordinate the delivery of agreed Inhouse Training solutions to meet the needs of the client
·          Identify all issues of assigned accounts to ensure complete satisfaction through all stages of the sales process
·          Implement strategies to grow ICPAK’s market presence in the provision of Inhouse Training solutions and Consultancy services
·          Enlist new sponsorship partners for ICPAK events
·          Establish and nurture professional business relationships with corporate clients
·          Responsible for collection of payment for sales proceeds within allocated accounts
 Key Competencies
·          Ability to work independently and effectively use time
·          Strong people skills
·          Ability to manage and grow business relationships
·          Have excellent written English
·          Strong sales presentation skills
·          Negotiation and closing skills
·          Technical proposal writing skills
Qualifications
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
·          University Degree in Marketing or any other degree with a professional diploma in Marketing
·          Minimum 3 years’ experience in selling consultancy and or customized training solutions to corporate clients
·          The candidate must be selling customized training and or consultancy services in the current position
·          Candidates with experience in selling event sponsorship will have an added advantage

Internal Audit Risk & Compliance 

Job Ref: EHC/1303/19
Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit and Risk, the ideal candidate will identify areas of internal control weaknesses and areas of non-compliance within the Institute and provide sound and practical recommendations to management. He/she will communicate significant audit findings through periodic audit reports to management and arrange for audit exit meetings. Ensure that risk management culture in instilled within the institute. Facilitate the work of risk champions in risk identification and assessment. Prepare periodic risk management reports to the Institute’s Risk Management Committee (RMC) for consideration. Ensure there is in place a robust risk management system in the Institute.
Responsibilities
·          Provide assurance to management that internal controls are working effectively
·          Plans and conducts internal audits of various functions within the Institute including operational and financial audits;
·          Conducts audit entry meeting with heads of specific units / departments being audited;
·          Develop audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives;
·          Document audit work and findings in accordance with accepted auditing standards;
·          Check the Institute’s compliance with various legislations, agreements, MoU’s etc
·          Facilitate the effective implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management policy framework in the Institute;
Key Competencies
·          International Accounting Standards
·          International Standards on Auditing
·          Ability to plan for an audit assignment
·          Able to develop audit working papers
·          Deep understanding of fraud risk assessment
·          Knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management
·          Procurement regulations, procurement act and laws
·          Audit standards
·          Performance review methods and techniques
·          Demonstrable working knowledge and experience in an ERP environment  
Qualifications
Academic and Professional Qualifications
·          5 years working experience and 4 years in Internal Audit field (relevant experience)
·          Academic Qualifications: Relevant Degree and post graduate diploma or certification
·          Professional qualifications: CPA or ACCA qualifications
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
·          Certificate of good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
·          Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya revenue Authority (KRA)
·          Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
·          Clearance for the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
·          Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
How to Apply
Interested candidates should email their application letter accompanied with a detailed CV in PDF format clearly indicating their  current and expected   salary  to the following email address:   recruitment@eaglehr.co.ke
For further information and full JDs, visit  www.eaglehr.co.ke  or www.icpak.com
Applications should be received on or before close of business on  Wednesday 25 th  September, 2019. 
ICPAK is an equal opportunity employer and qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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