Deputy Director, Finance & Accounts Job at Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007.

Our core mandate is to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national urban road networks.

The Authority seeks to a recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individual to fill the under-listed position:

Deputy Director, Finance & Accounts

JG 3

Ref: KURA/CS/F&A/19/2

1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

a) Consolidating the budget and revised budget as per guidelines issued;
b) Authorizing all expenditure as per set ceilings;
c) Ensuring timely, accurate preparation of expenditure returns from departments, sections and regional offices;
d) Supervising preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual management reports;
e) Ensuring quarterly management reports are submitted to parent ministry, KRB and Treasury as per PFM Act;
f) Developing and reviewing supplementary financial policies, procedures, and regulations to enhance internal controls established through treasury regulations and procedures;
g) Ensuring compliance with treasury regulations and procedures in management;
h) Authorizing payments and signing of cheques subject to set limits;
i) Liaising with parent ministry and Treasury for release of funds;
j) Handling all correspondences with external parties;
k) Reviewing all audit queries pertaining to the department;
l) Interpreting Treasury circulars issued from time to time ;and
m) Training and development of finance staff;

Qualifications and Competencies

For appointment to this grade, the ideal candidate must: –

a) Have a minimum of ten (10) years’ work experience and at least five (5) in a supervisory role in the Public Service or Private Sector;
b) Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Finance or Accounting option), Economics, and Business Administration, Business Management or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
c) Be a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant Part III (CPA K,) or Associate of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA);
d) Have a Certificate in Leadership/Management Course from a recognized institution;
e) Be a member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body;
f) Be proficient in computer applications;
g) Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
h) Demonstrate competence in work performance.

Positions in Job Grade 10 to 4 are on permanent and pensionable terms while those in job grade 2 and 3 are on a three year contract renewable depending on performance.

The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

Candidates will be expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Specifically, they must obtain and attach copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions/organizations;

  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigations Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply for the positions by downloading the KURA Job Application Form HERE from, fill and submit together with their updated CVs and copies of National Identity Card, copies of all certificates & testimonials including Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya clearances, details of their day time contacts, names, contacts of three referees.

The application should be mailed (by post office/courier service) or hand delivered so as to reach the Director General by 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 16th July 2019.

All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked and addressed to the following address:

The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM Building, Tower B, 5th Ngong Avenue, Opposite Bishops Gate
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi


Applications without the KURA Job Application Form will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, Youth, Persons Living with Disabilities and persons from marginalized communities/areas are encouraged to apply.

Accounting and Finance
Updated: June 29, 2019 — 10:49 am