EPZA Finance and Administration General Manager Job in Kenya

Export Processing Zones Authority is a State Corporation established through an Act of Parliament Cap 517 of the laws of Kenya to oversee all aspects of development of Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Kenya. 
The economic objectives of the EPZ program include employment creation, export diversification/expansion, investment attraction, technology transfer and backward linkages between the EPZs and domestic suppliers.

The Authority has the following vacant positions:

General Manager – Finance and Administration
Job Ref: EPZA/HR/GM-FA/06/2012
The incumbent will be a results-driven professional, who is well -qualified and mature to effectively lead the finance function and work in close liaison with procurement, administration and ICT roles, among others.
Key Responsibility Areas:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all the financial resources of the Authority are acquired, disbursed, prudently invested, fully accounted for and reported efficiently. 
She/he will be responsible for overseeing the administrative function of the Authority.
She/he will also ensure that the Authority is financially sound and in conformity with the overall Strategic Plan.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Formulate the Authority’s financial strategy and ensure that it is properly implemented.
  • Ensure sound corporate governance by identifying risks and developing and implementing proper financial controls in order to minimize those risks.
  • Spearhead formulation, implementation, maintenance and review of sound financial policy systems and procedures to sustain the Authority.
  • Develop systems for the effective and efficient management of financial resources.
  • Ensure timely and accurate accounting, reporting and analysis in order to aid management decision making.
  • Ensure efficient revenue collection, disbursement, accounting and reporting.
  • Advise the Authority on financial viability of proposed investments.
  • Ensure financial reports are prepared and submitted in compliance with the Authority’s requirements.
  • Manage all financial relationships with external agencies.
  • Prepare budgets and periodic financial performance reports for presentation to the Board of Directors.
  • Providing team leadership, development and coaching to staff in the finance function
  • Oversee the protection of the company assets.
  • Formulation and implementation of the Authority’s finance, ICT, procurement and administration policies and procedures;
  • Supervision of procurement of goods and services for the Authority;
  • Ensuring availability of efficient and effective ICT systems within the Authority;
  • Overseeing the administration activities of the Authority;
  • Liquidity management, planning and forecasting
  • Assisting in operations and other related functions within the business
  • Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications and Skills:
The candidate aspiring for the post of General Manager- Finance and Administration shall have
  • A relevant post-graduate degree with from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in finance at senior or team leadership level preferably in a commercial environment.
  • Must be a holder of a full accounting qualification such as CPA and be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya in good standing.
  • Must be knowledgeable in Public Sector Financial Management and Service Regulations
  • Good exposure to the SAP, PASTEL system and a high proficiency in Windows and specifically Excel and Word packages
  • Overall good business acumen and commercial flair
  • Good understanding of Income Tax, VAT legislation, and IFRS , IAS and GAAP
  • Good understanding of how supply chain affects business
  • Must be conversant with general administrative procedures
  • Have high degree of integrity and dependability
  • Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet strict deadlines
  • Self-Driven with a “can-do”, “will-do” type of personality
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to confidently communicate at senior management level
  • Ability to drive change in a dynamic environment;
  • Strong management, leadership and negotiation skills;
  • Team building skills with the ability to uphold collective responsibility.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Salary Package and Terms of Service: Highly attractive salary packages commensurate with competencies will be offered to successful candidates.
Successful candidates for all General Manager Positions will be engaged on a 3 [three] year contract renewable subject to acceptable performance.
Method of Application
Suitably qualified candidates should:
i. Suitably qualified candidates should submit ten [10] copies of their applications together with updated curriculum vitae, certified true copies of certificates and current remuneration pay slips. 
Applications should  be forwarded to the following address not later than 12th September, 2012:
The Chairman
Board of Directors
Export Processing Zones Authority
P.O. Box 50563 – 00200
Applications submitted by facsimile/e-mails shall be disqualified automatically.
ii. Provide day time telephone contacts and names of three referees [one of whom must be the current/last employer who should be in a position to attest to the duration of positions held by the candidate in the organization and managerial abilities as well as moral character and integrity.
“The Export Processing Zones Authority is an equal opportunity employer”

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