Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
Career Opportunity: Technical Services Manager (Accounting and Auditing Standards)
Job Ref: ICPAK 001/2017
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) which was established in 1978 is the professional organization for Certified Public Accountants in Kenya.
ICPAK draws its mandate from the Accountants Act No. 15 of 2008 and has been dedicated to the development and regulation of the Accountancy profession in Kenya so as to enhance its contribution and that of its members to national economic growth and development.
In its endeavour on institutional strengthening, ICPAK is seeking to recruit a dynamic, self-driven and results oriented individual to fit in a team that will propel it to a World Class Professional Accountancy Institute.
Job Summary: The Technical Services Manager shall be a member of the Professional Services Division and shall work closely with the Professional Standards Committee (PSC) and related Committees of ICPAK to plan and implement the work plan of the Council.
The Technical Services Manager is responsible for research and analysis of International Standards in accounting, auditing and assurance.
He will be supporting ICPAK activities on technical matters with International Accounting Standard Setting Boards (SSBs) in the areas of consultation processes, review of discussion papers and exposure drafts that lead to International Standards.
The Technical Services Manager is a key member of the ICPAK staff and is expected to understand, support, and promote the objectives of ICPAK.
Job Profile: Reporting to the Chief Manager, Professional Services Division, the Technical Services Manager shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Standards Development
Spearhead ICPAK’s participation in the development (Input to international standard setting Boards (SSBs) of IASB, IAASB, IAESB, IESBA and IPSASB) by ensuring that ICPAK actively and substantively contributes to relevant proposals, exposure drafts and discussion papers in a timely manner.
2. Standards Implementation
Promote the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards, Auditing and Assurance Standards, other accounting standard, guidelines, policies, laws and regulations pertaining to the Financial Reporting and Auditing.
3. Monitoring and Compliance
Monitoring the regulatory environment in Kenya so as to identify and contribute to any Laws and Regulations that may impact on financial reporting, management and auditing in Kenya.
4. External Relations
Maintain and coordinate relationships and partnerships with International Standard Setters as well as with regional and local stakeholders that impact on the financial reporting and auditing in Kenya.
5. Other Assignments
Act as the secretary to ICPAK’s Professional Standards Committee and head of the technical unit, assisting in the preparation and implementation of the Committee’s and departmental Annual Work Plan designed to enhance financial reporting, management and auditing in Kenya as well as meet the needs of ICPAK members in public practice and in business.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Commerce, Accounting or other business related field
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of ICPAK in good standing
- Master’s degree in a business related field and relevant postgraduate diploma or certification qualifications will be an added advantage
Experience, Skills and Knowledge
- Eight (8) years continuous working experience with at least 5 years in a management position with exposure in professional accountancy practice or working in a professional accountancy organization or a standard setter or public practice.
- Demonstrates in-depth technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of auditing
- Demonstrate professional competence and knowledge of accounting, auditing and education standards and practices