Umma University Chief Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Umma University

We are looking for a dedicated Chief Finance Officer with a commitment to excellence to enhance our financial operations.

Ref: VA/UU/038/2019

This position is responsible for advising on the University strategies in order to achieve financial sustainability as well as prudent management of financial resources through continuous review of financial controls.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the strategic direction, management, coordination, administration and harmonization of activities of the finance department;
  • Analyze and oversee financial policies, procedures, donor reporting as well as recommend to the Vice Chancellor new or revised policies, procedures or programmes when needed;
  • Establish and maintain University-wide objectives, policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure maintenance of sound financial accounting structures;
  • Participate in developing new business, specifically: assist the Vice Chancellor in identifying new revenue generating opportunities;
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the University; and
  • Fulfilling stewardship responsibilities by ensuring effective compliance and control and responding to ever increasing regulatory developments, including adherence to financial regulations and standards, financial reporting, capital requirements, statutory and tax obligations, legal documents and insurance coverage.

Job Specifications:

The job holder must possess:

  • Masters of Business Administration with Finance option or its equivalent;
  • Certified Public Accountant (K) or have equivalent accounting qualification;
  • Proficiency in accounting software including Sage ERP
  • Experience with donor fund management;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in finance at a senior management level and five of which must be as a CFO;
  • Mature and proactive with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the Chief Executive of an organization;
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control and reporting;
  • Thorough understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards and experience in application and enforcement of standards at the workplace; and
  • Excellent communication, attention to detail and personnel management skills

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements and interested in joining a team of hardworking staff, please send your resume and application letter clearly indicating the position applied for to the address below indicating your current gross pay and salary expectations.

Provide your daytime telephone contact and contacts of three professional referees by 15th August 2019.

Applications, clearly marked “Application for the position of Chief Finance Officer”, must be submitted on or before 15th August 2019 via email to and should be send to the below address.

Kindly quote the reference number indicated above.

Umma University is an equal opportunity employer.

Women, marginalized groups and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

The Vice Chancellor,
Umma University,
P. O. Box: 713 – 01100, Kajiado – Kenya

Accounting and Finance
Updated: July 25, 2019 — 5:32 am