Capital Markets Authority Investigations Officer Vacancy in Kenya

The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya.

The Authority invites applications from dynamic, goal-oriented, high performers, with strong problem-solving skills, for the following positions:


REF: DCS / IO/02/ 2017

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Investigations, the Investigations Officer will undertake the following:

  • Investigate capital markets financial crimes, conducting forensic analysis of financial data and prepare forensic reports from financial findings
  • Perform forensic research to trace funds and identify assets for recovery
  • Prepare analytical financial information for litigation and testify if need be
  • Receiving complaints from investors and other stakeholders and identify capital market violations to be investigated
  • Formulation of investigations plans and identification of the various stakeholders who are affected and require to be informed and involved on the matter under review
  • Investigating complaints and obtaining relevant evidence to support investigation findings
  • Actively engaging with the Capital Markets Fraud Investigations Unit on violations with criminal elements
  • Engaging all other departments within the Authority to enhance efficiency in instigation matters
  • Receiving and reviewing information on illegal operations of unlicensed market intermediaries and carry out background checks and site visits; and
  • Undertaking any other responsibilities assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, Commerce or any other related field
  • Professional qualification such as CFE, CPA or equivalents is an added advantage
  • Membership to relevant professional body is an added advantage


  • Minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience preferably in forensic financial audits or computer forensics

Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

  • Skills in forensic accounting and ability to think analytically and to pay great attention to detail
  • Sound understanding of potential capital markets fraud schemes and the Capital Markets Regulatory Frame work
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team
  • Organization and analytical skills

If you meet the above requirements, please log into and follow the steps to submit an online application.

Applications should be received on or before February 24, 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

“Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.

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Updated: February 10, 2017 — 4:55 am