Saturday, December 3, 2011

KRA Commissioner General, Commissioner of Domestic Taxes (Large Taxpayers Office) and Commissioner of Customs Services Jobs - Kenya Revenue Authority

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1995 for the purpose of enhancing tax administration and is the principal revenue collection agent for the Government of the Republic of Kenya.

The Authority’s vision is to be the leading Revenue Authority in the world respected for professionalism, integrity and fairness. Since its formation KRA has achieved an exemplary record of successfully mobilizing Government revenue at minimum cost.

The Authority is committed to attaining international best practice in revenue administration by investing in a professional team, deepening reforms and quality service delivery to enhance compliance.

The Authority is therefore seeking high calibre, result oriented and self driven professionals with high integrity who can adapt to this challenging task to fill the following positions:

Commissioner General

The Commissioner General shall be the Chief Executive of the Authority and subject to the general supervision and control of the Board and shall be responsible for the following:
  1. Day to day operations of the Authority
  2. Management of funds, property and affairs of the Authority
  3. Administration, organization and control of the staff of the Authority
  4. Overall leadership and strategic direction of the Authority
  5. Executing the Authority’s revenue administration initiatives, operations and programmes
  6. Ensuring high standards of integrity, accountability and transparency are observed.
  7. Ensuring coordination and communication within the Authority and with stakeholders
  8. Providing technical leadership in revenue administration and ensure the Authority actively contributes to policy directions and initiatives on tax and public sector reform
  9. Overseeing the overall performance of the Authority
The ideal candidate should:
  1. Have a passion for success
  2. Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  3. Hold a Masters degree in a business related field
  4. Have a minimum of ten (10) years experience with a good track record in a senior management position in a large and reputable organization
  5. Demonstrate strong leadership and management skills
  6. Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and the environment
  8. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the various revenue acts
  9. Possess sound IT application skills
  10. Possess excellent strategic, analytical, organizational and change management skills
  11. Demonstrate customer focus and quality orientation.
  12. Have a firm but pleasant personality
  13. Possess high integrity and be tax compliant in line with the spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  14. Experience in tax administration will be an added advantage
Commissioner of Domestic Taxes - Large Taxpayers Office (LTO)

Reporting to the Commissioner General, the successful candidate shall be responsible for planning, managing and coordinating the registration, assessment, collection and accounting for taxes administered in the Large Taxpayers Division of the Domestic Taxes Department including the following:
  1. Developing and implementing focused taxpayer recruitment strategies in order to broaden and widen the tax base and tax net in line with the corporate strategy
  2. Maintaining LTO as a centre of excellence in tax administration and ensuring that best practices developed thereat are rolled out to other revenue departments.
  3. Coordinating and managing the improvement of customised systems and IT infrastructure to improve customer service, enhance operational efficiency and reduce taxpayers’ cost of compliance
  4. Overseeing the coordination and implementation of programmes for non-tax revenues and domestic tax revenues
  5. Monitoring and overseeing the timely collection of tax revenues and ensuring efficient filing of tax payers returns to achieve departmental performance targets
  6. Overseeing the management and evaluation of arrears recovery and resolution of objections and appeals in line with government policy, tax laws and departmental guidelines
  7. Developing and coordinating efficient systems to improve exceptional remissions management
  8. Developing and implementing efficient procedures for the receipt, capture and processing of large taxpayers payments and returns
  9. Managing, supervising and developing departmental staff to achieve expected performance goals and objectives
  10. Overseeing the timely and efficient production of revenue reports and reconciliations
  11. Taking the leadership role in the development and implementation of an Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) and other ICT projects for the Domestic Taxes Department
  12. Overseeing the implementation of anti tax evasion/enforcement strategies and systems for DTD (LTO) in line with KRA’s regulations and corporate strategy
The ideal candidate should:
  1. Have a passion for success
  2. Possess a Bachelors degree from a recognized university. Possession of professional qualifications in Accounting will be an added advantage
  3. Hold a Masters degree in a relevant field with a minimum of five years experience and a good track record in a senior management position in a large and reputable organisation preferably in an accounting or auditing environment
  4. Have excellent knowledge of Revenue Acts administered by KRA
  5. Possess experience in the use of financial and/or integrated information technology systems
  6. Possess excellent team leadership and management skills with a demonstrated track record in mentoring, developing and coaching staff
  7. Possess commercial awareness, customer focus, quality orientation, interpersonal, oral and written communication qualities
  8. Have excellent strategic, analytical, planning and organising and change management skills
  9. Have a firm but pleasant personality
  10. Possess high integrity and be tax compliant in line with the spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  11. Experience in tax administration will be an added advantage.
Commissioner of Customs Services

Reporting to the Commissioner General, the successful candidate shall be responsible for planning, managing and coordinating the collection of and accounting for international trade taxes, safeguarding revenue, facilitating international trade and preventing the illegal entry of various restricted and prohibited goods, including the following:
  1. Developing and implementing administrative and operational strategies to broaden the tax base, introduce new revenue streams and improve voluntary compliance
  2. Overseeing the implementation of anti-tax evasion/enforcement strategies and systems for the Customs Department in line with KRA’s regulations and corporate strategy
  3. Monitoring and reviewing the development and implementation of assessment/audit programmes and risk management procedures
  4. Developing and implementing initiatives to ensure the effective management and control of debt arrears and exemptions management
  5. Developing and implementing business process improvement and change management initiatives to achieve performance goals and objectives
  6. Overseeing and monitoring the development and implementation of efficient systems for the management of technical matters and interpretation of issues in line with WCO standards, WTO and Customs Union procedures
  7. Managing financial resources effectively ensuring cost management and development of activity based budgets
  8. Overseeing the coordination and implementation of the customs field delivery operations
  9. Managing, supervising and developing a professional team of staff
The ideal candidate should:
  1. Have a passion for success
  2. Possess a Bachelors degree from a recognized university with a Masters degree in a relevant field
  3. Have a minimum of five years work experience with a good track record in a senior management position in a large and reputable organisation
  4. Possess excellent knowledge of Revenue Acts administered by KRA with specific emphasis on the East African Community Customs Management Act
  5. Have excellent leadership, management, commercial awareness, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  6. Be proficient in the use of administrative and integrated information technology systems
  7. Have a firm but pleasant personality
  8. Possess high integrity and be tax compliant in line with the spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  9. Experience in tax administration will be an added advantage
These are challenging and demanding roles and the Authority will offer competitive terms to the successful candidates.

Appointment will be on a three-year contract with the possibility of renewal for a further term of three years.

If you fit the required profile, please forward your application and curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, copies of certificates
including tax compliance certificate, e-mail address and daytime telephone contact as well as names and addresses of three references to be received on or before 15th December, 2011 to:

The Chairman
KRA Board of Directors
Kenya Revenue Authority, Times Tower, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 48240 - 00100,
Nairobi

Note:

1. Manual applications should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked ‘Application for .. ..... . ...“ (indicate relevant position) and may either be sent through the Post Office or placed in relevant boxes at Times Tower Building, Nairobi (Ground Floor)

2. Online applications should be submitted to: erecruit@kra.go.ke

3. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

5. Shortlisted candidates may be required to provide additional information

6. Candidates will be subjected to psychometric testing before oral interviews.

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